Usher

USHERpngUsher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), known mononymously as Usher, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, businessman, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, “Nice & Slow”. The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the RIAA.[2] His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad”. The album has been certified 4-times platinum by the RIAA.[2]

Usher’s 2004 album, Confessions, sold over 10 million copies in the United States and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an R&B artist in history.[3] It spawned four consecutive Billboard number one hits — “Yeah!”, “Burn”, “Confessions Part II”, and “My Boo”. Usher’s 2008 album, Here I Stand, sold over 5 million copies worldwide,[4] and its lead single “Love in This Club” spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.