Everyone is counting down the days to Usher’s highly anticipated performance at Super Bowl LVIII.
Nov 10, 2023
When people think about famous music artists, Michael Jackson has set the proverbial standard of how an album can have an impact. His impact is realized simply by asking the question, “What is their (insert artist) ‘Thriller?'” Because of that album’s massive influence and popular success, there is unspoken but loud pressure to create a musical body of work that can be unique and legacy-informing for artists. While some entertainers are still chasing a project like Jackson’s “Thriller,” the culture has agreed that some artists have accomplished that goal. Usher Raymond is among those, with the 2004 release of “Confessions.” Nurtured early in Chattanooga, TN, but cultivated in Atlanta, GA, Usher has been a consistent voice in music across decades. Although “Confessions” may be considered his defining album, Usher entered the music space with a self-titled project in 1994. However, his sophomore effort, “My Way,” captured the hearts of music listeners. From that point on, the...
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There is no one quite like Usher Raymond IV (Sorry, but we don’t make the rules). And while music may be embedded in Usher’s DNA, he wants the world to know that he has also always been about his business, man. In fact, the superstar revealed that no matter where life takes him, he will always find a way to create music.
Nov 11, 2022
Playing the role of mentor and big bro might’ve just laced Usher’s pockets in a huge way. The R&B superstar’s shares in RBMG, the music label responsible for signing Justin Bieber in 2008, were just acquired by HarbourView for an estimated $40 million, Billboard reports. At this time, the company says it is “focused on niche markets and esoteric investment opportunities in the media and entertainment space.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Usher (@usher)
Sep 20, 2022
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...
Nov 3, 2021
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,...
Oct 14, 2021