Usher and wife Tameka Foster welcomed their second child, a boy. into the world on 10 December, 2008. This is the second child for the couple, who already have a one-year-old boy named Usher Raymond V.
His album Here I Stand came out on May 27, 2008.
Usher's song I Can't Win was written by Ne-Yo.
He has a younger brother named James Lackey, his birthday is July 26th, 1984. He usually goes by J. Lack and he helps produce music.
Usher became the first artist in 34 years to top Billboard Hot 100 singles chart four times in a year.
He is launching the first-ever celebrity debit card. The Usher's Debit MasterCard, is backed by the financial service group Bankfirst.
Usher says his mother is his best friend. He credits her for keeping him grounded. She continues to guide Usher's career as his manager today, a duty she assumed after quitting her full-time office job when deciding to move to Atlanta.
In 1998, he was the opening act for Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope Tour.
He likes being famous because he can perform and meet his fans.
He likes eating seafood and soul food.
He loves using the words nasty, nice, and slow.
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Movie: The Five Heartbeats
Song: As We Lay by Shirley Murdock
Rapper: Notorious B.I.G.
Singers: Donny Hathoway, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson
Flower: Orchid Flowers
Proteam: Atlanta Hawks
Snacks: Strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate.
Usher volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club.
When Usher was 14 he was spotted at a talent show by a record executive from LaFace Records.
Usher has made a cologne and perfume line it is named after himself.
Barbara Walters named Usher one of the 10 most fascinating people of 2004.
In September 2007, Usher placed his Atlanta home in Country Club of the South on the market for an asking price of $1.95 million.
He criticizes TV's extreme makeover shows because people should learn to love who they are.
Has opened Camp New Look in Atlanta, a summer camp for minority youth designed to help prodigies-in-training realize their dreams.
He has black hair and brown eyes.
Usher has sold approximately 30 million albums worldwide.
He celebrated his 26th birthday in the "Rainbow Room" in the Rockafella Center. Among the guests at the party were Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Patti LaBelle, Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, Naomi Campbell, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Pharrell Williams, and Mariah Carey.
His 5th album, Confessions sold over 1.1 million copies in its first week, the highest first-week total ever for an R&B album.
At 12.1 seconds, he holds the record on Star Search for the longest note sung by a child. He set the record in 1983.
He was dating Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, but broke up with her in 2004.
In 1999, Usher was chosen as one of Teen People magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21.
He won the 1997 Soul Train Award for Best R&B Single by a Male, for his song You Make Me Wanna.
Usher is concentrating on taking his musical abilities to the next level by perfecting his skills as a live performer.
He began singing in his church choir.
His mother, Jonetta Patton, was a single mom.
Usher is good friends with R&B/Soul artist, Robin Thicke.
Due to a flu, he had to cancel all of his performances in the Broadway Musical Chicago in early 2006, but finally took over the role of "Billy Flynn" on August 22, receiving mixed critics.
He is the godson of actor Ben Vereen.
He is the co-owner of a NBA team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He has been singing since he was six.
In 2006, was ranked #48 in the countdown for 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Usher and wife Tameka welcomed a baby boy, Usher Raymond V on November 26, 2007 in Atlanta, GA.
He has a road named after him. It is called "Usher Raymond Parkway" and is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Usher is 5'11".
Usher married girlfriend Tameka Foster September 1, 2007 in Atlanta. It was Usher's first marriage, and Tameka's second.
In June 2007, it was revealed that Usher and his fiancé Tameka Foster were expecting their first child together.
Usher appears in Donell Jones' video U Know What's Up.
In April 2007, Usher revealed that he and girlfriend, Tameka Foster, were engaged.
He is signed to LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group.
Usher was crowned the 'Godson of Soul' by funk superstar James Brown, after the two danced together onstage at 2005 Grammy Awards.
On July 4th, 2006, Usher was pulled over by police for driving over the speed limit. He appeared in court on January 18, 2007, where the judge ordered him to perform 20 hours of community service and fined him $540.
Usher is a good friend of R&B singer Alicia Keys. They've known each other since he was 16.
Usher attended North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Usher's vocal coach is Jan Smith.
Usher recently released Rythm City Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in early 2005.
The 8701 album so called because of the date of its release proved to be another success. It reached number 1 in the UK and Canada, number 4 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 on the R&B charts.
Pop Ya Collar reached number 2 in the UK, and top 30 in Australia.
U Remind Me reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop charts, number 2 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, number 3 in Canada and the UK, and number 4 in Australia.
U Got It Bad reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop charts, number 3 in Australia and number 5 in the UK.
U Don't Have To Call reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the US R&B chart.
Caught Up peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 9 in the UK.
My Boo featuring R&B artist Alicia Keys, has reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on a re-release/repackaged version of Confessions, giving him a total of 7 number 1 singles in the US.
Burn has reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and US R&B/Hip Hop charts as well as the Rhythmic Top 40 charts, and also topping the UK and Australian charts.
Usher worked with rapper Jermaine Dupri for his second album My Way.
In 2005, Usher finalized a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to purchase partial ownership of the team and set up a residence in Solon, Ohio, one of the more affluent suburbs of Cleveland.
Confessions sold over 8 million copies, making it the best selling CD in the United States for the year 2004.
Usher won a Grammy Award for "Best Male R&B Vocal" in the Grammy Awards of 2001 for U Remind Me off his 8701 album.
The first single from the album "Confessions". Yeah! featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon has topped the US Billboard Hot 100, European, Australian, World, US and World R&B charts, World Adult, Norwegian, Swiss, Dutch and the UK charts in 2004, and it also reached number 2 in Canada.
His debut album Usher was executive produced by hitmaker Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
Laface is the first record label he signed with.
Usher's My Way album is a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
Usher swept the 2004 Music Awards, by wining every award he was nominated for.
His first single when he first started singing was Think Of You.
He does 200 Sit-Ups a day to keep his six pack.
Usher's favortie candy is M&Ms and he likes to sort them by color before he eats them.
Usher has an unreleased CD made with Dallas Austin. It would have came out between his first one and "My Way". This was confirmed in Request Magazine in 1998.
Usher gave a somewhat steamy interview about his sex life in the UK magazine Sky on June 2001. Many of the photos from that issue reached American magazines two years later.
In the movie In The Mix, all his tattoos are edited out. However in some photos you can still see them.
Usher tried out for a role on Sister, Sister, but messed up a line while on set.
Usher: I used to be the guy who tore off his shirt during every show. Now I'm a little more comfortable in my skin.
Usher: [My son is] called Usher because he looks so much like me it would have been hard to call him anything else...
Usher: (revealing he makes love to his own songs) Oh yeah, I have made love to a few of my songs. Love You Gently is one of my favourites. Make her call you 'Daddy' when you put that one on.
Usher: The only reason I ever started singing is 'cause I wanted to own a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.
Usher (on his new album): It's a story with layers.
Usher (on him being a new dad): It was the beginning of a new life for me. Sometimes I'm just like, wow!
Usher (on himself in his new album): It's a new individual, a new artist... growth. You can't grow downward, you grow upward -- in this case, that's been a testimony to my story. A new landscape: a married man who had a child.
Usher: Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.
Usher: (Usher and fiancé release a statement in June 2007, revealing they are expecting their first child together) We are extremely excited at this point in our lives planning our wedding and the joy that comes with expecting our first child together. We hope people will be happy for us and respect our privacy during this happy period in our lives.
Usher: I like a woman who takes care of herself - it says something about the way she'll care for me.
Usher: The best present a man can give a woman is his undivided attention.
Usher: Lucy Liu, give me a call. Jennifer Lopez, we can dance meringue. Halle Berry, I understand. I will listen to you!
Usher: I've been working so hard, I'm about to have a Mariah Carey.
Usher: I'm a flamboyant type of guy, a cooler version of Liberace.
Usher: I guess I had it made. My mother gave me advice - she taught me that women like to be looked in the eye - and my grandmother gave me condoms.
Usher: Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you're with an individual who isn't moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain't going to work.
Usher: Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22. It's all work and no play.
Usher: Somebody has to look out for and protect our kids, and I feel blessed to be a blessing to someone else.
Usher: I learned how music works dealing with Jermaine Dupri, and I learned how image works dealing with Puff Daddy.
Usher: I think music is like a monogamous relationship, but acting in theatre is like having a different woman every night.
Usher: I'm not looking to rush back into a serious relationship. However, I have to be willing to give a woman a chance to show what she's got.
Usher: I'm all too familiar with obstacles in relationships. There's this safeguard… my grandmother, my mother and my brother. They are the guard dogs of Usher. If you get past those three, you're good!
Usher: (on kissing Emmanuelle Chriqui in "In The Mix") She was a great kisser. To be perfectly honest with you, she was the first woman that ever shocked me the way she did. The chemistry was there.
Usher: Appearance is something you should definitely consider when you're going out. Have your girlfriend clip your nails, or something like that.
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