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Singer - Usher Biography

Birthdate: October 14, 1978

Usher's Early Years

Usher was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moved to Atlanta with his family when he was 12. Usher started singing in the church choir (led by his mom Jonetta Patton) when he was six years old. When Usher was 14 he was spotted at a talent show by a record exec. from LaFace Records. Eventually the company signed the young singer while he was still in high school.

Usher Hits It Big

In 1994 Usher released his first album, Usher, which was executive produced by P. Diddy. It wasn't long until Coca-Cola came knocking a year later and snagged him to do a jingle for the holidays. Usher also teamed up with R&B singer Monica on her album for a remake of Let's Straighten It Out. After graduating high school in 1997, Usher released his second album titled My Way. In 1998 Janet Jackson grabbed him as an opening act for her Velvet Rope Tour. In August 2001, Usher released the album 8701. This album has more of a hip-hop feel and the R&B's a little edgier.

Confessions of an R&B Star

In March 2004, Usher released his latest album, Confessions. The album has sold more than 2.8 million copies since its debut and the feature single off the disc, Yeah!, has been tearing up the airwaves for months. Keep your ears open, cuz you're gonna be hearing a lot more from this latest R&B disc!

Usher the Actor

Usher's only interest isn't singing. He's also tried his hand at acting with some pretty neat flicks. Usher has appeared in The Faculty and Light It Up, as well as the cowboy movie Texas Rangers with Ashton Kutcher.

Usher - Did U Know?

  • Usher lived with P. Diddy while he recorded his first album, Usher in 1994.
  • Usher used to date Chilli from the now-defunct TLC.
  • Usher's real name is Usher Raymond IV.
  • Usher Raymond volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club.
Usher Says...

"I've been working so hard, I'm about to have a Mariah Carey."

Check out Kidzworld's Ultimate Usher contest and enter for a chance to win 5 Usher CD's and a DVD!

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