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Usher: R&B Itself!

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Usher Raymond IV, which is the real name of the well-known dancer, singer, actor and songwriter Usher, was born on October 14, 1978.  This artist achieved his fame in the world of R&B during the second half of the 90’s.  In this way, at the beginning of the 2000s, Usher had become one of the most known performers in the genre in which he is immersed since he sold the amazing amount of 19 million copies of his albums only in the United States and more than 32 million all over the world.

Usher’s first launched album was self-titled and was released in 1994.  Three years later, Usher released the album My Way, which was his sophomore disc.  This album included the real hits “Nice and Slow”, “My Way” and “You Make Me Wanna".  In addition, this album went six times Platinum and sold 8 million copies worldwide.  In 1999, he released the album Live, which allowed him to win a Gold Certification.  8701, his fourth album, also sold 8 million copies and reached #1 in the United Kingdom and #4 in the United States.  Besides, it went four times Platinum.  In 2004, his album Confessions got to be #1 not only in the United Kingdom, but also in the United States.  With this album, which went nine times Platinum, he sold 16 million copies worldwide.

The list of awards Usher has received along his artistic career is, without a doubt, impressive. Among the different kinds of awards he has been given in a wide-ranging diversity of categories, it is possible to find the Billboard-AURN R&B/Hop-Hop Awards, BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Grammy Awards, NRJ Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards, VH1 Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, American Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, MOBO Awards, World Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, ASCAP Awards, Blockbuster Awards and the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards.  Hence, Usher is one of the most fascinating R&B figures of the world!

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