Usher is a famous American songwriter, actor and singer. He was born on October 14, 1978 in Dallas, Texas. Usher became famous in the late 90th due to his second album release My Way which became certified six-time platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Usher 8701 album continued his success and led him to the hall of fame of the best American artists.
2004 became one of the most prosperous in the singer’s career. His fourth album, Confessions brought him universal fame and a great financial profit. 10 million copies were sold in the US and it became the first time when the album of R&B singer had the highest first week sales.
However, his first steps in music career he did when he was just 15 years old, Usher took part in a talent show Star Search and it was his star time. The performance of a young boy greatly impressed managers of LaFace Records. The recording company landed a contract with a promising teenager.
The first album (Following Usher) was released in 1994, he was only 15 years old. The characteristic features of his musical works were his perfect vocal, unique behavior style, broad vocal range, sexy movements and romantic ballads.
For more than 10 years Usher was in full public view, he dominated in several trends of musical industry. He changed several musical genres; among them was R&B, blues and pop style.
Usher discography includes such famous songs like Nice and Slow and You Make Me Wanna that were presented in his second album My Way, in 1997.
Only two years after, in 1999 Usher released a new album that was named Usher Live. The singer was full of ideas and thoughts. The ideas turned into new songs. In 2001 Usher released his new album 8701. The album included number one song You Got It Bad together with two Grammy Awards winning songs You Remind Me and You Don’t Have to Call. Nearly five million copies were sold in the United States; the fans were really delighted by new works of their cult hero.
Ten years after Usher’s debut album, in 2004 he released his new album Confessions that gained extremely high popularity not only in the United States but all over the world as well. Approximately more than 1 million copies were sold just one week after the release, and more than 20 million copies were spread all over the world. It was a personal record for the singer and a pinnacle of Usher’s musical career.
Of course such achievements and contribution to the entertainment industry could not be noticed by the public. In 2004 Usher was named Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards. Only one year after in 2005, the singer got two People’s Choice Awards and three Grammy Awards.
After the release of a new album in 2010 Usher was again nominated for Grammy Award and won in two nominations.
The list of the singer’s awards may be continued for a long time thus Usher did amazing contribution to musical industry of the US and the whole world and it does not look like he is going to stop. Usher is full of new ideas for his new songs and albums.