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American singer (born 1978)

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Usher (musician): American singer (born 1978)
Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is recognized as an influential figure in contemporary R&B and pop music. Usher first released his self-titled debut album (1994) at the age of 15, and rose to fame in the late 1990s following the release of his second album, My Way (1997). It spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Nice & Slow", and the top-two singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and the title track. His third album, 8701 (2001) saw continued success and contained two number-one singles, "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad", as well as the top-three single "U Don't Have to Call". It sold eight million copies worldwide and won his first two Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance consecutively in 2002 and 2003.

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Alicia Keys Voice Crack Edited Out of Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Usher Keeps Roller-Skating at Vegas After-Party Following Halftime Show

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Justin Bieber Fans Disappointed He Didn't Join Usher On SB Halftime Stage

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Usher puts on Super Bowl halftime show as Taylor Swift chugs beer to cheers from crowd

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Usher Joined By Alicia Keys, Luda & Lil Jon For Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Usher Breaks Down in Tears as He Wraps Vegas Residency With a Bang

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Usher Music Sees Streaming Spike After Super Bowl Halftime Announcement

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Usher Says Keke Palmer Situation Blown Out of Proportion, Talks Super Bowl Halftime

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Usher Announced Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

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Keke Palmer Stands by Usher Outfit Choice After BF Throws 'Mom' Shade

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Keke Palmerโ€™s Baby Daddy Defends Shaming Her Outfit at Usher Show

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Chris Brown Denies Causing Second Confrontation at Usher's Concert

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Usher and Chris Brown Take Stage at Lovers & Friends Festival After Fighting

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Kim Kardashian Bumps Into Ex Pete Davidson at 2023 Met Gala

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Kim Kardashian Gets Serenaded by Usher at His Las Vegas Residency

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Usher, Floyd Mayweather and Chris Brown Skate at Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Party

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Usher is standing up and speaking out for his pal Jermaine Dupri ... telling us JD definitely has bangers to compete with Diddy on "Verzuz" -- despite what the latter says about it. We got Mr. Raymond..
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T-Pain Says Usher Told Him He Ruined Music, Sparked 4-Year Depression

T-Pain says Usher summoned him some years back just to casually let him know he had torpedoed the music biz by popularizing autotune ... which T says sent him into depression. The 'Buy U a Drank'..
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