Some Lesser Known Facts About Usher
- Does Usher Smoke? Not Known
- Does Usher drink alcohol? Yes
- Usher begun his music career soon as 9 years old!
- Usher’s second album Confessions was certified “Diamond” by the RIAA and his albums My Way and 8701 were certified “Multi-Platinum”.
- His father left home when he was only one year old. He was raised by his mother and step-father.
- RIAA has ranked Usher as America’s best-selling artists of all times.
- Usher has bagged a considerable number of Awards out of which eight were the big Grammy Awards.
- Usher is at number six of Billboards’ Top 50 R&b/Hip-Hop artists in the past 50 years.
- He co-owns Raymond-Braun Media Group with Scooter Braun who discovered Bieber. Justin is the biggest artist that Usher represents.
- Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship under Usher’s minority ownership.
- Usher’s grandmother realized his singing caliber when he started singing in different groups and places. His family even moved to Atlanta because there were better opportunities in Atlanta for new artists.
- Usher’s mother gave up her job where she was working as a medical technician to be her manager but ceased doing it in 2007.
- Usher met Chilli when he was writing for Poetic Justice.
- Usher had lost his singing finesse due to puberty while he was signed up with LA Reid. The label also thought of dropping him but stuck with him when Usher requested and insisted.
- Usher sang at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial along with Shakira and Steve Wonder.
- Usher is known for his stage presence and live singing which reflects his appreciation for Michael Jackson.
- Usher was named as the “Sexiest R&B Star” and “Sexiest Man Alive” by People’s magazine in 1998 and 2004 respectively.
- All his Billboard number ones put together held 47 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, which makes him the only male artist to have that under his belt.
- Usher in total has sold 65 million records worldwide.
- Usher did appear in the animation movie Geppet.
- Usher’s voice type is leggero tenor.
- Usher got the chance to dance with his idol Michael Jackson on ‘Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special’ telecast.
- He was contestant mentor on The American Idol for the Top 10 week.
- Usher is a vegan. He turned vegetarian after his father’s death and gave up eggs and dairy products eventually.
- He has a road named after him called “Usher Raymond Parkway”!
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