Usher (born Usher Raymond IV) is an American popular singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer who earns millions of dollars every year from various endeavours. He is one of the best-selling music artists of the decade, selling over 75 million records worldwide. As of 2022, Usher net worth is estimated to be nearly $180 million US dollars.
So, hey guys in the following article we are going to know about one of the most inspiring and highest-paid American singers, Usher. We will discuss Usher’s biography, age, height, sources of income, how he began his musical career? and what is the exact net worth of Usher?
Usher Raymond IV was born on 14 October 1978, in Dallas, Texas, United States. His father’s name is Usher Raymond III and his mother’s name is Jonetta Patton.
Usher’s father left the family when he was only a year old. He grew up with his mother in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Later, his mother re-married and he started living with his step-father and a half-brother.
At the age of nine, he joined a local church youth choir in Chattanooga. Usher’s singing ability was first discovered by his grandmother who encouraged him to pursue a career in music.
In the search for more opportunities, Usher moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his family. At the age of ten, he joined R&B local quintet, “the NuBeginnings”. In 1991, he recorded a number of songs with the group and also featured in the album NuBeginning Featuring Usher Raymond IV.
After two years, he met Bobby Brown‘s bodyguard A.J. Alexander in a talent show. Alexander arranged an audition for Usher with the co-founder of LaFace and he signed Usher to their record company. Thereafter, Usher made his public appearance with the song Call Me a Mack.
In 1994, Usher released his debut album ‘Usher” with LaFace records. That album reached at #25 on the Billboard Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums chart and sold over 500,000 copies. Later, the album received backlash because of sexual content.
In 1997, Usher released his second studio album My Way with Jermaine Dupri. The album was a commercial success and certified six-time platinum by RIAA. Singles from the album including You Make Me Wanna and Nice & Show peaked at top position on the Billboard Hot 100 and other country charts.
With his fourth album, Confessions (2004) Usher became one of the best-selling music artists of the 2000s decade, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. The album earned him numerous awards and nominations and also certified Diamond by the RIAA.
Later on, he gave several other chart-topper albums and singles to the industry including Pop Ya Collar, U Got It Bad, U Don’t Have to Call, Yeah, Burn, Love in This Club, OMG, Looking 4 Myself, More, Scream, Confessions Part II, My Boo, and Raymond v. Raymond.
Awards & Achievements
He has won numerous prestigious music awards throughout his career including eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, four World Music Awards, four BET Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards.
Usher is known as one of the best-selling music artists of the decade who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. He is also listed in #6 on the Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists and #14 on Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists lists by Billboard.
Besides the music career, Usher debuted to the acting industry in 2001 with the film Texas Rangers. Then he appeared on various television series such as American Dreams, The Twilight Zone, and 7th Heaven. He also starred in The Faculty, Light It Up, and Geppetto (Disney TV Movie).
Usher Net Worth
According to Celebritynetworth As of 2022, Usher has an estimated net worth of more than $180 million dollars, making him one of the highest-earning music artists of all time.
He earns over $30 million every year in album sales, music salaries, and endorsements. In the past two years, Usher’s net worth increased over three times more than before and all credit goes to his best-selling albums.
A huge part of Usher’s Income comes from album sales, music tours and events, movies, and television appearances. He also makes additional millions from brand promotions, commercial ads, and record industry.
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Usher Age, Height, Salary, Spouse:
- Age: 42 years
- Height: 5 ft 7 in
- Profession: Musician, Actor, Producer
- Spouse: Tameka Foster (2007-2009), Grace Miguel (2015-2018)
- Nationality: United States of America
- Net Worth: $180 million