The American singer and songwriter called one of his sons Usher Raymond V. It's…Read More
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Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Usually known by his first name only, Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album ''My Way'', which spawned his first ''Billboard'' Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the RIAA. His follow-up album, ''8701'', produced the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". The album has been certified 4-times platinum by the RIAA. It spawned four consecutive ''Billboard'' number-one hits—"Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo". Usher's 2008 album ''Here I Stand'' sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and its lead single "Love in This Club" peaked at number-one on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. On March 30, 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album ''Raymond v. Raymond'', which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and spawned another Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "OMG". The song became his ninth number one in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number one singles in three consecutive decades. He later released an extended play and deluxe edition of ''Raymond v. Raymond'', entitled ''Versus'', which debuted at number four on the ''Billboard'' 200 chart. Its lead single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" reached number four on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. To date, he has sold over 65 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists of all time. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. At the end of 2009, Usher was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. ''Billboard'' named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his 2004 album ''Confessions'' being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. ''Billboard'' also placed Usher at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained eighteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.