Name :    Usher
Birth date :     14 October 1978
Birth place :     Chattanooga, Tennessee
Birth Name :     Usher Raymond IV
Height :     5′ 11
Nationality :     American
Profession :     Actor, musician
Styles :     Contemporary R&B, Club/Dance, Urban
Best Known As :     The R&B crooner of the hit `You Make Me Wanna..`

Usher Trivia

* With ‘Confessions’ released Usher is concentrating on his return to movies. Ush will star in & executive-produce a film about a young singer who tries to escape life in “the’hood” through his music – think 8 Mile, but in the R&B world. Filming is scheduled to start in early 2005. (Dec 2004)
* Usher recently became the first artiste in 34 years to top Billboard Hot 100 singles chart four times in a year. (Dec 10, 2004)
* Is launching the first-ever celebrity debit card. The Usher Raymond 4th Debit MasterCard, is backed by the financial service group Bankfirst. (July 31, 2004)
* Has three singles from his album Confessions in Billboard top 10, a feat only previously matched by British bands the Beatles and the Bee Gees. (May 29, 2004)
* Swears his latest album, Confessions, – which features songs about a painful breakup and infidelity – is not a reflection on his recent split with TLC member Rozonda Chilli Thomas. (March 25, 2004)
* 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.

* Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine’s 21 Hottest Stars Under 21. (1999)

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