Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and businessman. He was born on October 14, 1978 (Present Age: 43 years old) in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When he was just 9 years old, his mother made him join the youth choir at the local church. Later, his grandmother discovered his talent for singing. To provide a better environment so that Usher could pursue singing professionally, his family moved to Atlanta.
Usher’s Musical Journey
Atlanta offered a haven of opportunities to Usher. At a local talent show, Usher met A.J Alexander. At that time, A.J Alexander was singer Bobby Brown’s bodyguard. A.J used to take Usher along with him to perform at various talent shows. When Usher was participating in a television talent show called Star Search, a representative from LaFace Records got his eyes on him. LaFace Records was an American record label company. After his performance, he was instantly signed up for a contract with LaFace Records. His debut single was ‘Call Me a Mack‘ was released on August 16, 1993.
In 1994, Usher released his first album titled ‘Usher‘. However, the album received backlash from the audience. As Usher sang about sex, and him only being 15 years old, the public had a hard time believing so. In 1997, After completing high school, Usher released his second album titled ‘My Way’. His second album made him a household name in the United States. It was one of the Top R’n’B/ Hip-Hop albums of the late 90s. In 2001, Usher was back with another album titled ‘8701‘.His number 1 singles from his third album were, ‘U Got It Bad’, ‘U Remind Me‘ and ‘U Don’t Have To Call‘. He sold millions of copies of the album. Usher won his first Grammy’s Award.
Usher has had several hits in his musical journey. His last song was Bad Habits. It was released on 10th September 2020. You can watch the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_h1lzllyJc
He is one of the best-selling artists to date and has a net worth of $180 million.
Usher was married to fashion stylist Tameka Foster from 2007 to 2009. The couple has two sons, Naviyd Ely Raymond and Usher Raymond V. After his split, Usher began dating Grace Miguel in 2009. They dated for 6 years and he married Grace Miguel in 2015. Their marriage was a private ceremony in Atlanta. Although Grace and Usher always seemed happy in their marriage, they parted ways in December of 2018.
Shortly after, Usher started dating Jenn. Jenn Goicoechea is a 37-year-old record executive. She is currently working as the Vice President of A&R at Epic Records. Usher and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea welcomed their first baby together. The couple named their baby girl Sovereign Bo Raymond.
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