Usher: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : Singer, Producer
  • Real name : Usher Raymond IV
  • Sign : Libra
  • Date of birth : Saturday, October 14, 1978 (age: 42)
  • Country : United States

Iconic figure of the R’N’B music, Usher knew how to impose himself quickly as one of the most complete artists of his time. An outstanding songwriter, producer, lyricist and dancer, Usher has a keen eye for everything that touches his career, from arrangements to music videos.

Born in 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usher Raymond IV got his start in the music business as a church choirboy. He trained his voice on gospel songs and simultaneously perfected his breakdancing skills. His career began when he was only 14 years old. Spotted by an executive at LaFace Records, he signed his first contract. Armed with a voice and a flow out of the ordinary for his age, LaFace Records produces a neat album and notably signed by Sean P. Diddy Combs, one of the fathers of American rap. The album quickly went gold with the single Think of you.

His second album, My Way, is more personal, Usher wishing to demonstrate his abilities as a lyricist and composer. P. Diddy is still present on the album as well as Babyface, and allows Usher to become one of the precursors of R’N’B. The sales amount to more than two million copies. 8701, Usher’s third album, completes the process of making him a global star. The name of the album will remain a mystery for a long time. The singles U remind me and U got it bad stayed at the top of the charts for many weeks.

Continuing its momentum, the following albums of Usher, Confessions, Here I stand, Raymond V. Raymond and Looking for myself gain in maturity. He always surrounds himself with the greatest artists of the contemporary rap-R’N’B scene such as TLC, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé or Jay Z.

In addition to his qualities as a musician, Usher has led a rapid career in film. We could see him in The Faculty, Light it up and Elle est trop bien.

In his private life, Usher has been in a relationship with Chilli, the singer of TLC. Divorced from Tameka Foster, he found love on the arm of Grace Miguel in 2009. On September 5, 2015, the couple quietly got married in Atlanta. At the end of September, Usher reveals that his partner Jenn Goicoechea gave birth to a baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond, born on September 24, 2020.