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SAINt JHN Says He Decided To Bet On Himself After Earning Around $1,500 For Writing An Usher Song

Thanks to a two-year-long learning experience, SAINt JHN made a pivot in the music industry.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 7, 2023

Usher's Nonprofit Has Been Awarded A $500K Grant To Promote Financial Literacy For Youth

Throughout his career of nearly three decades, Usher and his philanthropic efforts have greatly supported disadvantaged communities. Today, Usher’s New Look (UNL) — the R&B legend’s nonprofit organization for under-resourced youth — has announced it has received a $500,000 grant from Truist Foundation. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Usher's New Look (@ushersnewlook) The grant will support UNL’s high school leadership program, including its financial literacy programs, according to a press release. “Breaking the cycle of poverty and debt is tantamount to the future success of young people, particularly in these challenging times where we see that there are currently 16 million children living in poverty today,” Careshia Moore , president and CEO of UNL, said in a press release. “This is, therefore, a proud moment for Usher’s New Look, and we are so very grateful to Truist Foundation for this transformational grant that will enable us to further our mission and touch the...

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 3, 2021

How Usher Diversified His Sound & Portfolio To Gain A $180M Net Worth

Usher may be known for his “confessions,” but he should also be known for his variety of business moves. The singer, songwriter and sometime actor has a net worth of $180 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and while most of it comes from his various musical ventures, he also has his hand in other businesses outside of music, as well. One of his biggest ventures, according to the outlet, was a venture he formed with Scooter Braun in 2008 called the Raymond Braun Media Group. Sometimes known as RBMG Records, this company was best known for its work in bringing a then-unknown Canadian pop star named Justin Bieber to the mainstream. When Braun discovered Bieber on YouTube, he brought Bieber to Atlanta to try out for Usher. Subsequently, Usher had Bieber audition for L.A. Reid, a joint venture was signed between RBMG Records and Def Jam Records, and the rest — as they say — is history. But that’s not the only place that the “Caught Up” singer has done his due diligence. Rather,...