American Singer Usher’s Net Worth, Childhod, Career And Other Less Known Facts

Usher Net Worth

Usher Net Worth

Usher is a multi-talented entertainer with a fortune estimated at $180 million. Usher is one of the most successful performers of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Justin Bieber’s record company is co-founded by him and Scooter Braun.

Childhood

It was on this date in 1978 that Usher Raymond IV was first given the name Usher Raymond III. When Usher was just a few years old, his mother Jonetta and father Usher Raymond II discovered his singing ability.

When he was just nine years old, they encouraged him to join the church choir in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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The family relocated to Atlanta, where Usher began recording professionally and making guest vocal performances, in order to aid in the development of his music career. At North Springs High School, he was a student.

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Career

Usher was 13 when a representative from LaFace Records scheduled an audition with the label’s co-founder following a performance on Star Search.

They immediately signed Usher after seeing him perform Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” on the audition tape.

Usher’s mother resigned from her work to take care of her son’s professional life. To prepare for his debut record while going through adolescence and struggling with his singing voice was difficult.

When Usher’s album was put on hold, his record label flew him to New York in 1994 to live with Puff Daddy as part of a “singing/coaching camp.

It was August 30, 1994, that Usher’s self-titled debut album came out. He was only 16 at the time. Billboard had it at No. 25 at the time of its highest performance.

My way came out in September 1997 as Usher’s second full-length release In the United Kingdom, “You Make Me Wanna…” was the top-selling single.

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In the United States, it was his first gold and platinum-certified hit. In January 1998, “Nice & Slow” reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Six-time platinum certification has been given to the album. August 2001 saw the release of Usher’s third studio album, “8701,” which featured “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Back” as the album’s two most popular singles.

Grammys for “U Remind Me” and “U Don’t Have to Call” are Usher’s two most recent awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Usher’s fourth album, “Confessions,” was released in March of that year. In its first week, it sold 1.1 million units, giving it the greatest debut for a male R&B artist ever.

For six weeks, the debut single, “Yeah!” was the top hit on the charts. In addition to three Grammy Prizes, Usher garnered a plethora of other awards and recognition for his album Confessions.

In the years that followed, Usher released five more studio albums, all of which were commercially successful, but none of which matched the popularity of his first four: Here I Stand (2008; Raymond v. Raymond (2010); Looking 4 Myself); Hard II Love (2016); and A (2019).

He said in 2019 that he was working on a sequel to Confessions, slated for release in 2020.

Several of his albums have debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.

With Confessions selling over 10 million copies and receiving a diamond certification in the United States, five of his albums have been certified platinum by the RIAA.

He has ten number-one singles to his credit, including U Remind Me (8701) and OMG (Raymond v. Raymond), as well as Yeah!

(Confessions), which peaked at number one in nine different countries and was by far the best-performing single of 2004 in the United States.

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His energetic and inventive live performances continue to enthral audiences. Many people in the R&B community consider him a legend, and he has consistently ranked high on lists of the genre’s greatest vocalists.

Newer R&B artists look forward to him as a role model and inspiration. Usher has become a household name as a result of his collaborations and endorsements with well-known brands like Samsung, Mastercard, and Pepsi.

As well as his own music, Usher has been featured in numerous other songs and albums, including How Much (Mariah Carey, Rainbow), Same Girl (R. Kelly, Double Up), First Dance (Michael Jackson), and more (Justin Bieber, My World).

Four American Music Awards, five Grammy Awards, and nineteen Billboard Awards are just some of his honors in the music industry.

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Others Projects

Moesha, The Faculty, She’s All That, and In the Mix are just a few of the important films in which Usher has appeared as an actor. For his side endeavors, Usher is a part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball team, the co-owner of Tidal, and the co-founder of US Records.

Records by RBMG

Justin Bieber's longtime manager Scooter Braun praises his 'courage'

Raymond Braun Media Group, often known as RBMG Records, was created in 2008 by Usher and his manager Scooter Braun.

Together with Island Def Jam, they formed the organization with the express purpose of promoting the upcoming solo career of young pop star Justin Bieber.

In Atlanta, Braun took Bieber for a tryout after discovering him on YouTube. After that, Usher arranged for Justin for a tryout with Island Def Jam’s LA Reid. There was immediate agreement on a deal.

Philanthropy

Giving Back: How Usher's New Look Charity Makes Lasting Impact – Spotify for Artists

As part of his mission to “give young people with a new take on life through education and real-world experience,” Usher established New Look, a non-profit organization.

Many of the most populous countries in the United States have already established chapters of his organization. As a result of his involvement with New Look, Usher received the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

People who have worked persistently for justice, equality, and civil and human rights are eligible for this honor, which is reserved for those who have done so.

More than 700 families needed assistance after Hurricane Katrina, so he started Project Restart. As a result of Usher’s colossal efforts, the mayor of New Orleans announced a day in his honor, Usher Day, in 2008.

More than $500,000 in scholarships were donated by him and other artists to historically black universities in 2015. His partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNCF) resulted in a $100,000 Tuskegee University scholarship for a student.

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Personal Life

TLC’s Chilli Thomas was Usher’s girlfriend from 2001 to 2003. In 2007, he tied the knot with stylist Tameka Foster. The three sons he fathered with her before they wed are now under his wing. In addition, the couple is the parents of two sons.

After Usher and Foster split in 2009, there was a contentious custody battle over their children. A judge granted Usher primary custody of the couple’s two sons in 2012.

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He then married Grace Miguel, his longtime lover and manager in 2015. That didn’t last either. Usher filed for divorce in December 2018.

Investments

Usher purchased a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Alpharetta, Georgia, for $1.2 million in 1998. He fetched $1.5 million for it when he flogged it last year. When he first put it on the market, he hoped to get $2.5 million.

In 1991, when he was still a teenager, he discovered this house for the first time. Founder and music mogul LA Reid was the owner at the time.

Seven years later, when he was only 20 years old, he purchased the house. Reid’s ex-wife, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, was the seller at the time, and she was the creator of the girl group TLC.

For $3.04 million, Usher bought a 13,000-square-foot mansion in Roswell, Georgia in 2007 and  for $2.2 million in 2013.

Usher paid $3.37 million in 2015 for a property in the Hollywood Hills above Sunset Strip. When he found a buyer in November 2018, he reduced the listing price from $4.2 million to $3.3 million.

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