Usher Raymond IV was born on the 14th of October 1978. He is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. In August 1994 he released his self-titled debut album, Usher. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his sophomore album My Way (1997), which spawned his first UK Singles Chart number-one single, "You Make Me Wanna..." and first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Nice & Slow". His third studio album 8701 (2001), produced the number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". The former won him his first Grammy Award in 2002, along with "U Don't Have to Call" in 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23.8 million albums and 38.2 million digital songs in the United States alone. To date, his worldwide sales stand over 43 million albums and 75 million records overall, making him one of the best-selling music artists. Usher has won numerous awards including eighteen Billboard Music Awards and eight Grammy Awards. At the end of 2009, Billboard named him the number-one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade, the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked Confessions as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. He has been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, he started his own record label Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG) a joint venture with talent manager Scooter Braun. The most prominent artist Raymond represents is Justin Bieber. Under Raymond's minority ownership, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA championship.
Born on: 14 October, 1978
Born in: Dallas, Texas, U.S.