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Usher
Usher


Background information
Birth name Usher Raymond IV
Born October 14, 1978
Born place Dallas, Texas, United States
Origin Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genre(s) Contemporary R&B
Soul
Years active 1990—present
Label(s) Arista Records
LaFace Records
Associated acts Justin Bieber
Website Website



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Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978; pronounced /ˈʌʃ.ər/), who performs under the mononym Usher, is an American recording artist and actor. Usher rose to fame in the 1990s and after releasing his albums "My Way" (1997) and "8701" (2001). My Way has been certified 6 times platinum by the RIAA. 8701 has been certified 4 times platinum by the RIAA. Each album sold over 8 million copies worldwide. His success continued with "Confessions" (2004), which has sold over ten 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, has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and was named the best selling R&B album of the 2000s decade. His 2008 album "Here I Stand" has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.


Albums
Versus (2010) Raymond v. Raymond (2010) Here I Stand (2008) Confessions [Special Edition] (2004) Confessions (2004) 8701 (2001) Live (1999) My Way (1997) Usher (1994)


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News

Rihanna And Usher Enjoy 'Secret Date' In New York

April 23, 2011
Rihanna and Usher have enjoyed a secret date, according to reports. The two US R&B singers spent time together at Coachella last weekend, before going out on for a secret dinner in New York.   Read more 

Paul McCartney, Usher Get Down At Coachella Festival 2011

April 18, 2011
Sir Paul McCartney and Usher became unexpected dance partners at the Coachella Festival in Los Angeles at the weekend. The pair were spotted dancing together during Afrojack's set at the event - you can watch a video below.   Read more 

Usher 'Sex Tape' Sparks Bidding War

March 14, 2011
A sex tape purportedly featuring Usher and his former wife Tameka Foster has sparked a bidding war, according to reports. US celebrity website TMZ claims to have been given a short exert and two photos from the tape.   Read more 

Usher Donates Colonel Gaddafi Gig Money To Charity

March 7, 2011
Usher has promised to donate the money he received for playing a private gig for the family of Colonel Gaddafi to charity. The singer’s big-money performance at a New Year’s Eve party in St Bart’s in 2009 came under the spotlight last week amid growing tensions in Libya.  Read more 

Beyonce, Usher, Mariah Carey Slammed Over Colonel Gaddafi Family Gigs

February 28, 2011
Music stars including Beyonce have come under fire over gigs they played for members of Colonel Gaddafi's family. Governments around the world have called for Colonel Gaddafi to end his rule in Libya, amid reports that he has ordered his security services to turn on his own people.  Read more 

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