Usher Personal Details
Birth Name: Usher Raymond IV
Nickname: Big Tyme , Big Ush, Mr. Entertainment
Born: October 14, 1978
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas
Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Education: Usher studied at Haynes Bridge Middle School and went on to graduate North Springs High School, both in Atlanta.
Occupation: Actor, dancer, entrepreneur, singer, and songwriter.
Net Worth: $140 million
Height: 5’ 8” (1.73 m)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Brown
Biceps: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)
Chest: 45 inches (114 cm)
Waist: 33 inches (84 cm)
Shoe Size: According to speculations, Usher apparently wears size 13 shoes.
Distinctive features: Usher has a distinctive and emotive voice.
Best known for: Usher is best known for his fourth studio album, Confessions (2004), which music writers have dubbed his greatest work.
Father – Usher Raymond III
Mother – Jonetta Patton (née O’Neal)
Siblings – James Lackey (Half-brother)
- Brandy (1998-1999) – Usher began dating Brandy after playing her boyfriend on the UPN series Moesha and the two dated until 1999.
- Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas (2001-2004) – Usher began dating Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, a member of TLC, in 2001 after shooting the “U Got It Bad” music video and the two split up in January 2004.
- Naomi Campbell (2004) – Up until October 2004, it was believed that User was dating Naomi Campbell, but at his 26th birthday bash in New York, it was revealed that they were just friends.
- Tameka (2005-2009) – After dating her for two years, the 28-year old Usher named the 36-year old Tameka as his fiancé in 2007 and the two got married on September 1. In 2009, Usher filed for a divorce from Tameka.
First Album: Usher was just 15 years old, a protégé of Sean ”Diddy” Combs, when his first, self-titled album, Usher made its debut and sold 500,000 copies. However, the album received plenty of negative criticism due to its sexual content. Usher himself has admitted that he was headed in “the wrong direction.”
First TV appearance: Usher made his debuting appearance on television with a recurring role on hit UPN sitcom series Moesha, which also starred Brandy Norwood.
Personal trainer: Regardless of the fact that Usher probably works with personal trainers, Usher remains in the best shape thanks to rigorous boxing workouts and a strict diet. Last year, Usher claimed that he trains like an “athlete” on a daily basis.
Usher Favorite Things, Facts & Hobbies:
- Usher is a multi-time Grammy winner.
- Usher Raymond Parkway is a road in Chattanooga, Tennessee named after him.
- In early 2006, he was not able to perform in “Chicago,” a Broadway Musical, due to a flu.
- His son, Usher Raymond V was involved in a swimming pool accident that led to a legal battle in court for custody.
- He started his music career when he was 9 years old.