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American recording artist and actor
Usher Raymond IV performs under the mononym Usher. He is an American recording artist and actor. Usher rose to fame in the 1990s, releasing the multi-platinum album My Way (1997) and 8701 (2001). His success continued with Confessions (2004), which has sold over ten million copies in the United States, and been certified diamond by the RIAA.
|Birth name||Usher Raymond IV|
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, music executive, actor, record producer|
|Genres||R&B, soul, pop|
|Associated acts||NuBeginnings, Justin Bieber|
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This album has many different views and many different perspectives. And me and Max Martin, we've had success together in the past, and this was a record I felt represented the other side of the...
— Usher about his next album Scream / April 29, 2012
I don't think there's a more beautiful, more stunning, more talked-about woman in the world at the moment. I'm going to be approaching her in the next few weeks and setting up a meeting this summer.
— Usher wants Pippa Middleton to model his lingerie line / June 24, 2011
Of course I'd do a track with her. We've been friends and our teams work together and we've talked about working together in the past - but it could potentially happen. I would love to work with her. I think she's an incredible artist.
— Usher wants to do a collaboration with Rihanna / February 23, 2011
Artistic direction is just that, you know, and obviously subjective. Everyone has their opinion and it's a family show. I think she is a responsible young lady and maybe the song represented the attitude of, you know, think about it like this: how long have guys been grabbing their crotches?
— Usher supporting Rihanna's antics at the NBA all star game / February 23, 2011
I wish Justin had won,
— Usher is disappointed Justin Bieber lost the best new artist Grammy / February 13, 2011
The day I met Justin was special. I knew that he had a raw talent — and he was cute, girls would like him. I thought, ‘OK, if this is properly nourished it could become huge.’ But I didn’t know how huge.
— Usher about meeting Justin Bieber for the first time / February 13, 2011