Many may not know, but Usher is already blessing fans with his great talents since he was a kid. His hard work has definitely paid off now that he has become one of the most famous entertainers of today.
He's behind some of the greatest hits many know today, like "My Boo," "Yeah!" and more. That said, learn more about Usher's career and the huge net worth he has already amassed.
The Successful Career of Usher
The 44-year-old started performing with a group of pre-teens when he was young. He joined Star Search at 13, and from there, he met L.A. Reid and LaFace Records.
He sold 500,000 for his debut album even before completing high school. His second album followed when he was 19, experiencing massive success, spawning a No. 1 song, and earning multiple Gold and Platinum records.
Since then, he has been dropping one successful album after another, like 8701, Confessions, Here I Stand, Raymond vs. Raymond, Versus, and Looking 4 Myself.
Aside from having a successful music career, he also has an average film and TV career, having guest starring and supporting roles. He's seen in Moesha, The Faculty, She's All That, and Light It Up, among others.
He has also been a judge on The Voice.
Usher's Record Sales, Other Ventures, and Net Worth
Today, Usher has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
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He's also the co-founder of RBMG Records with Scooter Braun and Justin Bieber's record company.
With all these to his name, Usher is now worth $180 million.
Usher Honors Late Grandmother
Usher honors his late grandmother, Tina, who died at 87 on December 24.
"It's taken me a few days to come to grips with the fact that my Grandma Tina is no longer with me," he shared on Instagram on December 26. "I'm praying for clarity and strength for all whom relied on her."
He admitted he felt a "bit lost right now."
"The other half of me continues to break silently. We were just laughing days ago ... I really thought we had more time," he continued.
Usher also shared a series of their images together, smiling.
He also recalled her last messages to him.
"Her last words to me were, 'There's a time for everything son ... there's a time to laugh, a time to cry... there's a time to live and a time to die,'" he continued.
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