Usher

Usher

Real Name:
Usher Terrence "Terry" Raymond IV
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Born: October 14, 1978, Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Usher is an american singer-songwriter, dancer, entrepreneur and actor. He is considered around the world to be the reigning King of R&B. Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice and Slow". His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". Both albums sold over 8 million copies worldwide, establishing Usher as one of the best-selling R&B artists of the 1990s.

Usher's success continued with his 2004 album Confessions, which sold over 10 million copies in the United States, and been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an R&B artist in history, and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It spawned a record breaking four consecutive Billboard number-one hits "Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo". Usher's 2008 album Here I Stand sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and its lead single "Love In This Club" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

On March 30, 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond, which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and spawned another Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "OMG". The song became his ninth number one in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number one singles in three consecutive decades, and only the fourth artist of all-time to achieve the feat. He later released an extended play and deluxe edition of "Raymond v. Raymond", entitled Versus, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love", achieved international success and reached number-four on the Billboard Hot 100.

The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. To date, he has sold over 65 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists of all time. Usher, has won numerous awards including seven Grammy Awards, four World Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and twenty two Billboard Music Awards. In 2008, Usher was ranked as the 21st most successful Hot 100 Singles Artist of all-time by Billboard magazine. It also ranked Usher the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Naming him the second most successful overall artist of the 2000s decade, with his 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album and second most successful overall album of the last decade. In November 2010, Usher was ranked sixth by Billboard on its list of the Top 25 R&B/Hip-Hop artists of the past 25 years (1985–2010). Ranking higher than any other artist of his generation. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained sixteen Hot 100 top-ten hits. Aside from his musical career, he is regarded as a sex symbol. In 1998 People named him the sexiest R&B artist alive. In 2010, Glamour named him one of the 50 sexiest men alive.
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Usher Discography

Albums

73008-26008-2 Usher Usher (Album) LaFace Records 73008-26008-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
74321567592 Usher My Way (Album) LaFace Records 74321567592 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
73008-26059-2 Usher Live (Album) LaFace Records 73008-26059-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
07822-14715-2 Usher 8701 (Album) Arista 07822-14715-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
82876 61371 4 Usher Confessions (Album) Arista 82876 61371 4 Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
CDAST517 Usher Here I Stand (Album) LaFace Records, Zomba Label Group CDAST517 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
none Usher Versus (Album) LaFace Records, Jive, Sony Music none Canada 2010 Sell This Version
88697 77026 2 Usher Raymond V Raymond (Album) LaFace Records, Jive 88697 77026 2 Indonesia 2010 Sell This Version
88691-97877-2 Usher Looking 4 Myself (Album) RCA, Sony Music 88691-97877-2 Hong Kong 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

74321 16638 2 Usher Call Me A Mack (Single, Maxi) LaFace Records 74321 16638 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
74321 24009 1, Usher Can U Get Wit It (Maxi, Single) LaFace Records 74321 24009 1, UK 1994 Sell This Version
74321 269251 Usher Think Of You (Maxi, Single) LaFace Records 74321 269251 UK 1994 Sell This Version
AST 051138 Usher Can U Get Wit It(7") LaFace Records AST 051138 Jamaica 1994 Sell This Version
LF42671 Usher The Many Ways (Single) LaFace Records LF42671 US 1995 Sell This Version
73008-24131-2 Usher Comin' For X-Mas? (Maxi) LaFace Records 73008-24131-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
LFPCD-4164 Usher Dreamin'(CD, Single, Promo) LaFace Records LFPCD-4164 US 1996 Sell This Version
LFDP4355 Usher One Day You'll Be Mine (Single) LaFace Records LFDP4355 US 1997 Sell This Version
LFPCD-4286 Usher Nice & Slow (Maxi, Single) LaFace Records LFPCD-4286 US 1997 Sell This Version
73008-24265-2 Usher You Make Me Wanna... Remix (Maxi, Single) LaFace Records 73008-24265-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
74321 59342 1 Usher My Way / You Make Me Wanna Word Of Mouth 74321 59342 1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
LFPCD-4399 Usher Bedtime (Single) LaFace Records LFPCD-4399 US 1998 Sell This Version
74321 58734 2 Usher My Way (Maxi, Single) LaFace Records 74321 58734 2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
ARPCD-5144 Usher Can U Help Me (Single) Arista ARPCD-5144 US 1999 Sell This Version
LFPCD-4508 Usher All About U(Minimax, Enh, Promo) Arista LFPCD-4508 US 2000 Sell This Version
ARPCD-5030 Usher U Remind Me (Remix) (Single) Arista ARPCD-5030 US 2001 Sell This Version