10 Things You Didn't Know About Usher

by laliveinsider on Tue., Jun 14 at 01:56 PM

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With the BET Experience just around the corner, we decided to give you the rundown on your favorite artists performing at L.A LIVE on June 23-26! Here are 10 fun facts you didn’t know about R&B music sensation Usher Raymond.

 

1. Usher was born in Dallas Texas, but was raised most his life in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

2. He became noticed for his voice after his mother put him in multiple singing competitions all over the city. It was finally on the television show “Star Search” where he sang the Boyz II Men hit "End Of The Road" that a representative spotted him and signed him.

 

3. Usher moved to New York at age 15 to work with up and coming producer Sean “Diddy” Combs as his protégé.

 

4. Usher is part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Basketball team.

 

5. With his fourth album Confessions, Usher became the third artist ever to have three singles simultaneously on Billboard's Top 100.

 

6. Usher is part of the joint venture “The Raymond Braun Media Group” through which Justin Bieber is signed.

 

7. Usher has 2 children with ex-wife Tameka Foster, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond.

 

8. Usher made his television acting debut in 1997 on the American sitcom Moesha where he played a character named Jeremy Davis, who played Brandy’s boyfriend.

 

9. In early 2015 he became a co-owner in Jay Z’s music steaming service, Tidal.

 

10. Usher is currently married to Grace Miguel, a top executive at Def Jam Records. They married in 2015.

 

Make sure you don’t miss Usher performing at the BET Experience Friday, June 24th at STAPLES Center along with Bryson Tiller! Buy Tickets.

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