(born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor.
Born in Dallas, Texas but raised and lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee until moving to Atlanta, Georgia.
He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his sophomore album My Way (1997), which spawned his first U. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Nice & Slow".
The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
My Way also earned Usher his first Grammy Award nomination in 1998 for his debut single "You Make Me Wanna..." that reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart and US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts, and his second nomination with "My Way" in 1999.
Confessions (2004) established him as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decade.
It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles —"Yeah! Raymond (2010), debuted atop the Billboard 200, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Love in This Club" and "OMG", and certified Platinum.