Usher

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Name
Usher Gender: M
Usher Raymond IV
born on 14 October 1978 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Campbell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°40' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°26 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°11'



Usher
photo: Georges Biard, derivative work Lämpel, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

American singer, actor, songwriter, dancer and model who, at the age of 14, released his first album. He was a first place winner on the TV show "Star Search."

His father left the family when Usher was still a baby, leaving his mother Jonnetta Patton to act as both mother and father to him and his younger brother James. As a young child, he showed his natural ability for singing and entertaining, so his mother, choir director for the local church, encouraged her son to join the choir when he was only six years old. When he was 12, the family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later moved again, this time to Atlanta, Georgia. His mother guided his career as his manager, a position she now holds full-time, and it wasn’t long until he was appearing in local talent shows. During one such show in 1992, Bryant Reid of LaFace Records saw him perform and arranged an audition with his brother Antonio Reid, a music producer. Impressed with the teen’s talent, the company reportedly offered Usher a contract immediately.

Puberty caused problems throughout the recording process as Usher’s voice was undergoing changes, but eventually his debut album was released, resulting in a minor hit, "Think of You," 1994. After completing high school, he began another album, "My Way," released in October 1997. This resulted in his first hit single, "You Make Me Wanna," a passionate love song that went to number two on the pop singles chart. In 1997, Usher won the Soul Train Award for Best R&B Single by a male performer and earned a Grammy nomination.

In 2001, Usher began dating TLC member Chilli. Their relationship lasted for two years: they broke up in December 2003.

In November 2005, Usher began dating stylist Tameka Foster, who had worked as his personal stylist for several years. Their engagement was announced in February 2007. After the sudden cancellation of a planned July wedding in the Hamptons, the two were wed on August 3, 2007, in a civil ceremony in Atlanta. Usher and Foster also have two sons together: Usher "Cinco" Raymond V, born in November 2007, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, born in December 2008. Usher filed for divorce from Foster in June 2009 in Atlanta. The divorce was legally finalized in Fulton County Court on November 4, 2009. This preceded a highly publicized child custody dispute spanning three years, which ultimately culminated on August 24, 2012, with a judge awarding Usher primary custody of his two sons with Foster.

Usher quietly married his long time girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel in September 2015 while vacationing in Cuba.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Guetta, David (born 7 November 1967). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Keys, Alicia (born 25 January 1981). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Will.I.am. (born 15 March 1975). Notes: collaborators
  • business associate/partner relationship with Dupri, Jermaine (born 23 September 1972)
  • (has as) protégé relationship with Bieber, Justin (born 1 March 1994)

Events

  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1992 (Singing contract)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 30 August 1994 ("Usher" CD released)
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  • Work : Prize 1997 (Soul Train Award for Best R&B song)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 16 September 1997 ("My Way" CD released)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 7 August 2001 ("8701" CD released)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 12 November 2001 in Los Angeles (Rotator cuff surgery for shoulder injury)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 23 March 2004 ("Confessions" CD released)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 26 November 2007 at 9:55 PM in Atlanta (Son, Usher Raymond V)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 30 March 2010 ("Raymond v. Raymond" CD released)
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Source Notes

Dave B. Campbell quotes Marc S. Malkin, "Usher the Ultimate Entertainer," 1998, p.11

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (vegetarian/vegan)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of two boys)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Dad left family, raised by mom)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (younger half-sibling)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (two boys)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (began at 10)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Age 14 released album)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (tours and performances)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (bass, drums)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (R & B)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (numerous music awards)