Kw-logo-smaller

Usher Fun Facts!

R&B superstar Usher has won Grammys and topped the charts with his unforgettably catchy ballads and smooth dance moves, and he’s even branched out into acting! Find out more about the multitalented performer in Usher Fun Facts! 

Did You Know...

  • He was born Usher Terry Raymond IV in Dallas, Texas
  • His birthday is October 14, 1978
  • Spent most of his childhood in Chattanooga
  • He first started singing as a kid in a local church choir in Chattanooga
  • When he was 11 he joined a singing quintet called NuBegginings
  • His family moved to Atlanta, Georgia so he could pursue music as a teenager
  • He has a younger half-brother, James
  • Competed on Star Search when he was 13, where he was spotted by an agent at LaFace Records
  • His mother, Jonetta Patton, quit her job as a medical technician to manage his career until 2007
  • His single “You Make Me Wanna” off of the album My Way was his first to reach number one on the charts and go gold and platinum
  • You Make Me Wanna" won the Best Male R&B/Soul Single at the 1999 Soul Train Awards
  • “U Remind Me” and “U Got it Bad” off the album 8701 each topped the Billboard Charts for 6 weeks
  • Made his acting debut on the show Moesha
  • He also starred in The Faculty, She’s All That and Light it Up
  • He was in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful
  • 8701 went 4 times platinum in the U.S.
  • In 2002 he won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Performance
  • Confessions came out in 2004 and sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. winning a Recording Industry Artist Award, it had the highest first week sales of an album by any R&B artist
  • He dated TLC singer Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas for 2 years, many thought that Confessions was written about her
  • He started US Records and signed pop sensation Justin Bieber
  • He is part of owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team
  • Usher became the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay with four consecutive number-one singles
  • Appeared in 2001 movie Texas Rangers
  • His 6th studio album Raymond  Vs. Raymond debuted at number 1 on the charts
  • Usher is involved with several restaurants
  • He released Looking 4 Myself June 2012-08-06
  • He married girlfriend Tameka Foster in 2007, they have two children together and divorced in 2009
  • Founded New Look, a charity that encourages young people to get real world work experience and the charity went on to create Our Block, an initiative to help rebuild New Orleans neighborhoods

Have Your Say

Do you like Usher? Let us know in the comments section below.

88 Comments

latest videos

What is your favorite outfit to wear on the dance floor?
  • An elegant leotard and tutu
  • Something funky…sparkles and feathers are a must!
  • Comfort comes first…anything that allows you to move freely.

related stories

Micro_frank ocean-micro
Rising R&B star Frank Ocean has been making waves with his inventive and refreshingly honest ...
Micro_azealia banks-micro
New York-native Azealia Banks went viral on the web with her underground hit “212” featuring Lazy...
Micro_cee lo-micro
Cee Lo Green has done it all – rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, you name it! Starting out as ...
Micro_trey songz-micro
R&B crooner Trey Songz is the golden voice behind some of the hottest club hits and romantic ...

Entertainment in the forums

raoul123
What am i supposed to solve :)
reply about 12 hours
Love_dance12
lunch and dinner when the 100 is negative?
reply about 13 hours
-MissLady
-MissLady posted in Celebs:
I know that theses two have made mad songs together but we all wonder sometimes, who do people like more.To me they seem like they are friends but they both seem to compete or like be the same and start new trends differently.So what team are you?Team Bey or Team Nicki.
reply about 16 hours
hugebear
What two things can you never eat for breakfast? When is 99 more than 100? I think the first one is the lunch and dinner I dunno the second one [thinks]
reply 1 day
hugebear
"hugebear" wrote: [scratches his head cos he doesnts get it] To Zeus "a second" is a million years. Hehee mkay I gets it now :P thanks xD
reply 1 day

play online games