Are you among those who are crazy over Hollywood songs? If yes, you must have Usher’s astounding songs in your playlist, right? Not only his songs but the glamour of his personality has also stupefied the world.
Usher Raymond IV is an American music icon with his outstanding caliber of song writing and singing. Doesn’t it seem to be pretty less information about your favorite singer? So, here we will find more about the most controversial celebrity. To start off, do you know that Usher has been recently accused of hiding his STD before coitus? Let’s dig in some more into the life of the controversial albeit talented singer and find out about the net worth of Usher in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Usher was born on 14th October 1978 in Dallas, Texas to Usher Raymond III and Jonetta Patton. His mother, then-stepfather, and half-brother raised him up, as his own father left the house when he was just one year old. Obeying his mother’s advice, he joined the youth church choir Chattanooga, at the age of nine. It was there that his grandmother recognized his ability to sing. In search of a better scope for showcasing his talent, the family moved to a bigger city, i.e. Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, Usher went to the North Springs High School.
Usher’s private life is not so hidden from the world. He has been in many relationships. But none of his love stories lasted long. In 2001, he began dating Chilli Thomas, a relationship that lasted for two years. In 2004, he dated super model Naomi Campbell for a few months. Later, he began courting his personal stylist Tameka Foster and married her in 2007 becoming the stepfather of her three sons. Together they had two sons.
Usher and Foster signed their divorce papers in 2009, after her recovery from a cardiac arrest. In 2017, it was revealed that Usher has been a carrier of the herpes virus since 2009 or 2010.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Usher’s music career took off when he moved to Georgia. His aptitude was first spotted by a LaFace record executive in a talent hunt in his hometown. Usher was then invited for an audition by LaFace’s co-founder, L.A. Reid at the age fourteen. And from here, his life came on the path for which he was made.
In 1994, Usher released his self-titled debut album with LaFace. This album was so appreciated by people that it peaked at the twenty-fifth position on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Later, he completed his graduation and became more focused on music. He wrote and prepared many songs with American record producer, Jermaine Dupri, for his second album, “My way” which released in 1997. It became the number one album of United Kingdom. This album took his stardom to the seventh sky.
Usher has released several albums which have been certified platinum by the RIAA. Some of his hits include “Confessions,” “Raymond v. Raymond,” “You Remind Me” etc. He has worked with many famous celebrities like Justin Bieber and Chris Brown. Usher has won nineteen Billboard Awards, four American Music Awards, and five Grammy Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Usher’s current net worth is $200 million. Besides being a musician, he also earns as a producer and dancer. His annual income is $6.2 million, which is not a surprise after knowing his personal investment, i.e. $102.8 million.
This millionaire has a wide range of luxurious cars, which includes Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, and Bentley. Musing about property? So, here is the answer. He is the owner of real estate property of approximately $12.8 million.
You must have heard of the word “God-gifted.” Usher Raymond is exactly that, as he has hardly taken any musical training. He proves that it is essential to have a mentor throughout life. It is your skills which make you perfect. If you eagerly want something, you will definitely meet some helping souls, like L.A. Reid, in his case. We wish him luck and hope for more beautiful tracks in the future.