TDIM - Usher's Birthday - 14th Oct
October 14, 2013 @ 16:37 pm
“Confidence is everything! You’re either born with it or not.”
R&B sensation Usher celebrates his Birthday today. His unbeatable sense of style, confidence and classiness sets him apart from most artists. Usher rose to stardom at the age of 14, two years after which, he moved with his mother and brother to Atlanta. After performing on Star Search, Usher landed a recording contract with LaFace Records. He released his first album in 1994, at age 15. For more than a decade, Usher has dominated the airwaves, releasing such albums as Confessions in 2004, which sold more than 1 million copies in its first week.
In June 2012, he produced the album “Looking 4 Myself” which found a No. 1 spot on Billboard's albums chart. Usher's songs have repeatedly landed at No. 1 on the charts, earning him several Grammy and People's Choice awards, among other honors.
For more than 15 years, Usher has been a dominant player in the music industry. He's moved across several different musical genres, including R&B, blues and pop. Following Usher (1994), he released his second album, My Way, in 1997. The album includes singles like "Nice & Slow" and "You Make Me Wanna?" that pushed the young artist to fame, selling more than 7 million copies. Usher was quickly lauded for his fluid vocals and addictive melodies. He also became known for incorporating sexual undertones into his songs, performances and music videos.
Nearly a decade later after making his first album, Usher released Confessions in 2004, which was extremely well received. More than 1 million copies of the album were sold in its first week, and sales accumulated to nearly 20 million copies worldwide.
Apart from his singing career, Usher has also worked in films. One of his earliest roles was in the teen horror film The Faculty in 1998. He went on to make guest appearances on several television shows, including a role as Marvin Gaye on the program American Dreams in 2002.
In 2012, Usher was announced as one of the newest judges/coaches of The Voice, the popular singing-competition series on NBC. Along with Latin songstress Shakira, Usher made his Voice debut on the 25th of March, 2013. Replacing Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, Usher and Shakira starred on the show alongside returning judges/coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Also check out our top 5 favorite tracks by Usher!
• Love In This Club
• DJ Got Us Falling in Love
We wish this talented persona a very Happy Birthday.
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