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Usher Raymond IV, known professionally as Usher, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor born on October 14, 1978, in Dallas, Texas. Raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later moving to Atlanta, Georgia, Usher started his music career at a young age and quickly rose to fame with his smooth voice, charismatic stage presence, and impressive dance skills.

Usher’s self-titled debut album was released in 1994, but it was his second album, “My Way” (1997), that brought him widespread recognition. The album featured hits like “You Make Me Wanna…” and “Nice & Slow,” establishing Usher as a leading figure in R&B. His follow-up album, “8701” (2001), included chart-topping singles “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad,” both of which earned him Grammy Awards.

Usher’s 2004 album, “Confessions,” is considered a defining moment in his career. The album, featuring hits like “Yeah!” (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris), “Burn,” and “Confessions Part II,” sold over 10 million copies in the United States and earned him multiple awards, solidifying his status as a major star in the music industry.

Throughout his career, Usher has released several successful albums, including “Here I Stand” (2008), “Raymond v. Raymond” (2010), and “Looking 4 Myself” (2012). Known for his versatility, Usher has seamlessly blended R&B, pop, and hip-hop influences in his music. He has also been involved in various business ventures and philanthropic efforts, including his New Look Foundation, which aims to empower young people through education and real-world experience.

Usher’s impact on music and culture is profound, with numerous accolades, including Grammy Awards, BET Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. His influence extends beyond music, as he has also made significant contributions to television and film, showcasing his talents as an actor and mentor. Usher remains an influential and respected figure in the entertainment industry, continuously evolving and adapting to the changing landscape of music.