Usher Raymond IV, also known as Usher, is one of the most successful R’n’B performers alive. Let us tell you more about his life, career and net worth.
Early Years And Beginning Of His Music Career
When he was just six years old, Usher started singing in his church choir. He signed a recording contract with LaFace Records after performing on Star Search. In 1994, at the age of 15, he released his first album named Usher. Just three years later, in 1997, his second album, My Way, was released. This album got him his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, Nice And Slow. His hit singles including U Remind Me, and U Got It Bad, were on his album 8701, which was released in 2001.
Awards And Accomplishments
This famous singer won numerous awards during his career. U Remind Me got him his first Grammy for Best Male R’n’B Vocal Performance, in 2002, while U Don’t Have To Call earned him another one in the same category, one year later. Other songs, including My Boo, Yeah, There Goes My Baby, and Climax, got him Grammys too. He was named one of the most successful artists of the 2000s by Billboard.
In August 2017, two women and one man accused Usher of giving them a sexually transmitted disease. All newspapers were writting about scandal that occurred. Usher was being sued for $10 million by Laura Helm, but after she was being diagnosed with herpes, the amount increased to $20 million. Before this scandal, a celebrity stylist filed lawsuit against the singer, claiming he gave her herpes. Documents about the lawsuit were published by Radar Online. In 2012, Usher settled for $1.1 million, according to the documents.
In 2007, Usher got married to stylist Tameka Foster, but after only 2 years of marriage, they divorced. Foster and Usher have two sons, Naviyd Ely Raymond and Usher Raymond V. In 2015, Usher decided to get marry again, and this time to his manager, Grace Miguel. Like his previous marriage, this one didn’t last long. In 2018, the couple filed for divorce.
Incomes And Earnings
Usher’s income is not just music. He also acts. His first acting performance was in 2006, on Broadway show Chicago, where he played the role of lawyer Billy Flynn. This is what he said about the role: „I have always admired Broadway actors for their showmanship, dedication and focus that goes into performing live on stage every night. Being on Broadways allows you to connect to audiences in a whole new way that’s different from music and movies.“
Endorsements is another of his incomes. In 2004, he endorsed the Usher Debit MasterCard, which featured his face and was handed out to concertgoers during his The Truth Tour.
Also, he partnered with a school supplies company, named Yoobi, and this is how he explained their partnership: „I partnered with Yoobi because I strongly believe that education is the most important part of a child’s life and the best gift you can give. It’s hard for kids to understand now, but as they get older, they’ll realize that the more they learn, the higher they climb. Having the proper tools can make or break if a student goes to college.“
According to Celebrity Net Worth Usher’s net worth is estimated up to $180 million.