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How 'Bout Another Video? It impacted Urban radio on February 21, 2012, and was made available for purchase as a digital download on February 22, 2012. Usher became the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay with four consecutive number-one singles,[43] In September 2004, "My Boo", a duet with American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, also peaked at number one at the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the album's fourth number-one single. ", "Usher Lands At No.1 On Billboard 200 With Raymond Vs. Raymond Album | Sound Off | BET.com", "Usher's "Raymond v. Raymond," goes GOLD ! It sold over 20 million copies worldwide and was certified Diamond by the RIAA. In 2012, Usher partnered with the number-one selling dance game Microsoft Dance Central 3. I … "Chains" literally forces the viewer to confront the issue of racial profiling and police brutality head-on: By utilizing the webcam on the viewer's computer as well as facial recognition technology, "Chains" paused mid-song whenever the viewer's eyes deviate from the video. Usher founded New Look, a non-profit charity organization which aims to "provide young people with a new look on life through education and real-world experience". girl don't talk about it let me see dope music . Usher's first concert album, Live, was released in 1999, which featured appearances by Lil' Kim, Jagged Edge, Trey Lorenz, Shanice, Twista and Manuel Seal; the album has been certified gold in the United States. [108] Produced by Pop & Oak, it was performed at The Voice. [318], On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Nice & Slow", "U Remind Me", "U Got It Bad", "Yeah! [58] Usher's opening night brought out stars Penélope Cruz, Gabrielle Union, Clive Davis, and Rosie Perez among others. [141] They collaborated on "Come Thru", which samples "You Make Me Wanna…", his hit from his second album, My Way. [32] The album was subsequently pushed back and retooled after select tracks were later leaked to the radio and Internet. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2016, and was released in the United States on August 26, 2016. That ain't what broke it up". [370] MasterCard again teamed up with Usher in 2015 to surprise one cardholder. [167] 8701 "introduces touches of '80s rock guitar and the minimal rhythm of '80s hip hop" displaying versatility, according to NME's Lucy O'Brien. "I Don't Mind" also reached the top-fifteen in 2014, while Hard II Love (2016) peaked at five on the Billboard 200 chart. [343] Usher served as the contestant mentor for the Top 10 Week of Season 9 of the television show American Idol. [446] Amid the allegations, TMZ reported that another woman filed a $10 million lawsuit against Usher claiming that he exposed her to the herpes virus without her knowledge or consent, which is a crime in certain states. [307] Liam Payne of One Direction and actor Tahj Mowry. [84] The album included 9 tracks, including 7 new tracks, Raymond v. Raymond single "There Goes My Baby", and Justin Bieber single "Somebody to Love (Remix)". [366] Hungry is a service that connects local chefs with companies looking for business and event catering. Check out Let Me [Explicit] by Usher on Amazon Music. « R&B Music Blog >> 100 % R&B and Hip-Hop", "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum – January 2005", "Usher announces 'Raymond v. 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[10] This was backed up years later by Thomas, who said "People assumed that album was about us, but it was not. 8 on the Swedish Singles Chart, No. Written by Usher Raymond IV, Terius Nash, Christopher Steward, Jonathan Smith & Luther Campbell. (hey!) The producer of Chicago, Barry Weissler, issued a statement sending his "thoughts and best wishes to Usher for a quick and speedy recovery. [339][340], Usher founded vanity record label US Records in 2002. The single peaked at number 24[70] on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 2[71] on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It reached number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in its third week of release, and became the first time Usher has had two top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time since his album Confessions. [238] According to Glamour magazine, he was one of the "Sexiest Men" of 2010,[239] and 2011. [264], Recognised as an icon,[265][266][267][268] Billboard placed him at number 14 on their "Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists" list,[6] 6 on their "Top 60 Male Artists of All-Time" list,[269] and 31 on their "35 Greatest R&B Artists of All Time" list. [203], Usher's stage performances have been complimented by critics as "packed with high-octane choreography held together by sleek, masterful showmanship",[204] and his presence "engaging enough to pull off a one-man show". Usher had been set to host and perform at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which had been set scheduled to broadcast live on Fox on Sunday, March 29. [52] In 2007, Usher also collaborated with R. Kelly on the track "Same Girl", for Kelly's album Double Up. [272] "Yeah!" "[60], Here I Stand was released on May 26 in the United Kingdom and May 27, 2008 in the United States. "As you get older and have children, your reflections on what matters begin to change." [191] With Confessions, Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker generally noted him as "long on control and short on texture". On July 23, 2019, it was announced Usher, Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, Scooter Braun, and Kendall Jenner among others collectively invested $5 Million in Liquid I.V., a health-science and nutrition wellness company based out of El Segundo, California. "[415], In 2004, it was reported that Usher briefly dated British supermodel Naomi Campbell for a few months, together the pair attended the MTV Europe Music Awards and it was reported that Naomi jumped out of a pop out cake to surprise him for his birthday. while "Burn" held second place,[336] making him the first act since The Beatles in 1964 to have two singles occupy the top two positions. [365] Mass Appeal, is a New York City based media and content company. [53] He was also featured in a remix version of Omarion's "Ice Box". He owns the record label Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture with talent manager Scooter Braun that includes Canadian singer Justin Bieber. [86], The first single from the album, "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love", was released to iTunes on July 13, 2010, and sent to radio on July 20, 2010. The video features two Ushers in a face-off, as "down-to-earth" Usher seeks revenge against his "celebrity" alter ego after fame destroys his relationship. If they don't have the tools, young men and women from underserved communities can't even begin to understand the idea of having a new or different perspective. 1 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, No. Due to the huge international success of Usher's single "OMG" and the good first week sales for Raymond v. Raymond, the album reached number two in Australia and has been certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). On September 6, 2019, Usher returned for season seventeen of NBC's The Voice. [349] He has acted in feature films, debuting in 1998's The Faculty. [416] The following year, he was linked to model Eishia Brightwell for some time. [262] Usher was inducted into the 29th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2007,[263] and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016 with a star located at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard. 7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. [400] Usher stated "As an artist, I am often recognized for the music I make and the performances I give. In December 2014, he attended Art Basel Miami and participated in an art installation at JJ Brine's VECTOR Gallery at Select Fair by performance artist Lena Marquise "Body As Commodity" during which she offered collectors 10 minutes of energy for $100. The lead single from Usher's seventh studio album is titled "Climax". [85] Usher described Versus as "the last chapter of Raymond v. Raymond", and that it would explore the subjects of being newly single and a father. We're going to look back one day, your teachers and I, and be very proud of you". On June 15, 2019, Usher, alongside Erykah Badu, headlined the second annual Smoking Grooves Festival at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California.[137]. [413] Dupri deliberately intended to create an air of mystery about Usher, and arouse fans' curiosity about how much of the infidelity story was Usher's own confession. Kanye West and Christina Milian were the opening acts for the tour. 8701 has been certified four-time platinum in the United States. 5 on the Japan Hot 100, No. “Burn” is a song by American R&B singer Usher, which he wrote with American songwriters Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox. [367] The company was founded in 2012 by Brandin Cohen to help children in developing countries suffering from extreme dehydration caused by deadly diseases. [107] "Good Kisser", a dance-heavy throwback R&B track, was released as the first single allowing Usher to achieve his 13th no.1 on the Airplay chart, tying Drake for most leaders in the list's history. [122] On September 13, 2016, both "Missin U" and "Rivals" were sent to radio as the album's third and fourth singles. Usher is a stronger, more assured singer than he was a decade ago, though the melismas in his lower range sometimes meander off pitch. "[179] In Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" issue, he explained "I was interested in music and trying to find a model. He's an entertainer that would have been stunning at any point in the last 60 years of television. The official tracklist contains 8 songs with features from Future and Gunna. [242] Men's Health magazine was covered by Usher on its 25th anniversary issue, with Lou Schuler calling him "the man with the best abs in the entertainment industry". ", "R. 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One of the accusers, Quantasia Sharpton, said she had unprotected sex with him after a concert she attended. 6 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. ", "Usher Offers Up 'Clueless' Song as Cereal Box Prize", "Witness Usher and Nas' Devastating 'Chains' Interactive Video", "Yuna talks her new album, 'Chapters,' overcoming heartbreak and self-idenity [sic]", "Check Out a Preview of Usher's New Single, 'No Limit, "Usher Signs Management Agreement With Scooter Braun", "Usher, Vic Mensa Sign With Scooter Braun For Management: Sources", "Celebrate Roberto Duran Day With This Usher, Ruben Blades Song", "Usher to Release New Album 'Hard II Love' in September", "Usher & Future Dedicate 'Rivals' to the Ride-or-Dies in New Video", "Drake's 'Views' Returns to No. [27], Usher made his acting debut on the UPN television series Moesha, which resulted in a recurring role on the series and subsequently his first film role in 1998's The Faculty. [378] In 2006, the charity started an initiative called Our Block, for which it helped rebuild and revitalize city blocks in New Orleans. [150] On April 11, 2019, Usher released the his second single, "SexBeat", featuring former collaborators Lil Jon and Ludacris. [431], Usher filed for divorce from Foster in June 2009 in Atlanta. [405][406] At this panel he introduced his music video "Chains" featuring Nas and Bibi Bourelly. [147] Usher and Shelia E. performed a special tribute honoring Prince. [101][102] The second single released from the album was "Scream" and the third single "Lemme See" which features Rick Ross. So when does the Party reference track leak? [386], In 2011, Usher was honored with the Freedom Award by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. [450] On December 28, 2018, Usher filed for divorce from Miguel in Georgia. He was not urban, but he was our version of what cool could be. [393], On February 18, 2017, Morehouse College during the 29th annual "A Candle in the Dark Gala" honored Usher with the prestigious Candle Award for his philanthropy and contributions to music. The music video directed by Chris Robinson accompanied the song. [27], Usher appeared in the 2001 film Texas Rangers. "[229] They included him in their 2004 "Sexiest Men Alive",[230] and 2008 "Sexiest Man Alive" lists. [418] Their engagement was announced in February 2007. Of course, that's how James Brown, Jackie Wilson and Usher's most obvious role model Michael Jackson did it, but in today's high-tech, gimmicky concerts, it's a lost art", claiming his show "ended the reign of 'Nsync, Britney and the rest of the lip-synching, teen-pop acts". [228] People magazine named Usher the "Sexiest R&B Star" in 1998, with singer Monica who said on stage sexiness was manifest in "his movements, his gestures, the way he expresses his lyrics." [193][194] Here I Stand displayed his vocals as "agile" and "balletic",[195] as well as his ability to "easily drift from wavering tenor to fine-tuned falsetto" that create emotions of urgency and burning according to Clover Hope of The Village Voice. [430], In February 2009, two months after the birth of their second son, Foster suffered a cardiac arrest in São Paulo, Brazil, when she was given general anesthesia prior to scheduled cosmetic surgery (reportedly liposuction), which was ultimately not performed. [237], After his marriage to Tameka Foster, his sexual appeal was expected to mature as The New Yorker writer Sasha Frere-Jones wrote "The challenge here is to convince us that he is a married and responsible man—grown and sexy, [...]—without sacrificing the louche, frictionless sense of play that made him famous. [452][453] Their daughter was born on September 24, 2020. Due to strong digital sales the song debuted at number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100. [315] Yahoo Music classed him as the best R&B act of the decade behind Michael Jackson on album sales,[316] while Fuse ranked him as the 10th most award-winning musician of all time. It alleges that Usher paid the woman's doctor bills and settled a civil suit with her for $1.1 million. The slogan is "Mixing street smarts with school smarts". 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"I had to knuckle up, figure shit out in New York" he said.[20]. The collection is available online and at Targets nationwide, and for every purchase, school supplies are donated to kids in need in US classrooms. [270] Confessions is placed at number 16 on their "Greatest of All Time 200 Albums" list,[271] and 10 on Vibe magazine's "Greatest 50 Albums since '93". [31] The first single, "Pop Ya Collar", was released in late 2000 and became a number two hit in the UK but underperformed in the United States. [83], Usher announced on July 8, 2010,[84] a follow-up extended play to his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond called Versus, and a deluxe edition of Raymond v. Raymond, both to be released on August 24, 2010. [383], After the devastating events of Hurricane Katrina, Usher launched Project Restart that would go on to help more than 700 families with housing and keeping their lights on. There, he took part in a groundbreaking for planned improvements to the facility's track, said development director Heidi Hoffecker. [50] Usher at select dates would bring out a special guest, during his Atlanta show taping he brought out his artist at the time Rico Love to rap a verse on the song "Throwback". Usher performed "Higher Ground" alongside Stevie Wonder and Shakira at the 2009 presidential inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on January 18, 2009. My Way has been certified six-time platinum in the United States. [22] The album received backlash because Usher was singing about sex, and him only being 15 years old, the public had a difficult time believing that this was so. 18 on the Finnish Singles Chart. Exclusively made on Kinect for Xbox 360. The album debuted at No. He stepped outside of what was safe and normal. [113] On January 14, 2016, after continual delays of his eighth album, Usher announced via Daniel Arsham Instagram post that he changed the title of the album from UR to Flawed. The lead single, "No Limit" featuring rapper Young Thug initially was serviced to Urban radio on June 9, and eventually peaked at number 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. There, his grandmother discovered his ability to sing, although it was not until Usher joined a singing group that she considered he could sing professionally. It debuted at number 5 on the US Billboard 200, and sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week. [28] In February of the same year, the single was certified platinum by the RIAA. The EP Versus produced the top-five single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" before the release of the top-fifteen single "More". After one month of release the album was certified Gold by the RIAA. [219] The news of the participation became the #1 reported on event of Art Basel. [92] The OMG Tour began in November 2010[93] and ended on June 1, 2011. ", "Usher on Josh Kaufman's The Voice Season 6 Win: "If Blake Shelton Won Again, I Would Have Walked Off the Stage, "Usher's Next Album Is 'Everything You Can Imagine, "Rap-Up TV: Eric Bellinger Talks New Usher and Keri Hilson Albums", "Chart Highlights: Usher Lands Lucky 13th No. 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, and only the fourth artist of all-time to achieve the feat. [41][42], The album's second and third singles, "Burn" and "Confessions Part II", also topped the Billboard Hot 100, the former for eight weeks. Because of him I was given a clear view of what a real performance is and should be. The songs about infidelity and pregnant mistresses were inspired not by Usher's private life, but by Jermaine Dupri's own personal challenges at the time. From this point Reid didn't know what to do with Usher so he sent him to New York in the spring of 1994 to live with record executive Puff Daddy to "attend" what Reid called "Flavor Camp". The following year, he played in Gepetto and Texas Rangers. Usher also made an appearance in the Super Bowl XLV halftime show to sing his song "OMG" with The Black Eyed Peas' singer will.i.am. At the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, Usher was recognized Artist of the Year, in addition to receiving 10 other accolades. "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)" was released as the second single on December 8, 2009. [28] In September 2008, Usher announced he would embark on the 15-date tour One Night Stand, in which the audience is only females. The tracks would be included on a deluxe edition of Raymond v. Raymond. (watch out!) [139] It reached number one on the South Africa airplay charts. [55] According to Robert Hilburn of Los Angeles Times, Usher was voted number-one on the executive voting based "Pop's Power List" and described as a "sure-fire property". [431] After a week of recovery, Foster's surgeon issued a statement saying that she was "doing very well". [391] This is following the partnership with the UNCF in 2014 creating the Usher Raymond Scholarship Program, where last year he gave a student $100,000 to attend the Tuskegee University. Raymond v. Raymond was released only months after Usher's divorce from Tameka Foster. He commented on how Usher wanted to do things differently on the album compared to his previous efforts, saying: "What he wanted to do [on Looking 4 Myself] was explore himself musically. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart with first-week sales of over 433,000 copies. Usher made a spectacular Broadway debut, bringing a great dedication, work ethic and his amazing talent to the show. [87] The song became the fourth highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 of his career, behind 1997's "Nice & Slow" at number nine, 1998's "My Way" at eight, and 2010's "OMG" at number fourteen. Alongside a successful music career, Usher is also acclaimed for involvement in humanitarian causes and is the founder of Usher's New Look foundation. After having revised and renamed to 8701, the album was released on August 7, 2001 (8.7.01). "Lil Freak" was announced as the album's official second single in the United States. She's saying "come get me!" LA Reid became skeptical of Usher and put his album on hold; he thought about dropping him from the label. [29] In the closing months of 1997, Usher embarked on a series of tour engagements including a spot on Puffy's No Way Out tour, dates with Mary J. Blige, and the opening spot on Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope Tour. [121] It was released on Vevo on September 2, 2016. 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[45][46][47][48] At the 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in 2005, Usher won three awards, including: R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for "My Boo", which he shared with Keys; Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Yeah! [64] While not approaching the success of his previous album, it received positive reviews from most music critics, who praised the maturity in the album's lyrics. [394] Past recipients honored at the "Candle in the Dark" include Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, and Smokey Robinson. Jay Z acquired the parent company of Tidal, Aspiro, in the first quarter of 2015. His effort of giving back was to honor the legacy of his grandmother who passed early in the year. On August 25, 2014, Usher announced his UR Experience Tour in support of his then-titled eighth studio album UR. [178] Prince being another main influence, Usher said "every album I'd always do like one song that is very Prince-influenced, because he's a great influence on me musically, especially just kind of being expansive and creating music that represents many different genres. [189] Usher's vocal coach since My Way, Jan Smith, cites him as "the single most gifted singer I've ever worked with in 26 years". "[218], Usher is a supporter of feminism and a fan of art. [80] The album debuted at number four in Canada[81] and has been certified Gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). [13] However, Patton took him out because, according to her, it was a "bad experience". [211], Chad Batka for The New York Times said "He has established himself as one of R&B's supreme performers and craftsmen, following through on what he learned from Michael Jackson in particular: songs that alternate between choppy and smooth, vocals punctuated by exultant high whoops, a dance vocabulary. 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