His family then moved to Atlanta where the young star developed his singing further.
There, at the age of ten, he joined Rn B quintet Nu Beginnings and recorded ten songs with them.
He was born on 14 October 1978 and spent much of his youth living in the City of Chattanooga in the US State.
Usher joined a church choir when he was nine years old where his singing voice was first discovered.
He married stylist Tameka Foster, 44, in 2007, but the two divorced in 2009.
They have two sons together -- 8-year-old Usher Raymond V and 6-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond -- and were involved in a highly publicized three-year custody battle following their split.
He had a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful in 1998 and also on Moesha between 19.
More recently his main TV appearance has been as a judge on The Voice over in America.
Covers Blake Shelton's 'Neon Light' During Live Performance ET talked to Tameka last May, who admitted that she made "mistakes" in their marriage."I undertook a lot in getting into such a public relationship, and I think I nagged him as a result of what I was going through," Tameka said candidly. Usher has dipped his toe into the acting world, popping up on TV and on the big screen.He was possessed by water loving aliens in the Robert Rodriguez directed, Kevin Williams written classic teen horror The Faculty in 1998 and played a DJ in teen rom com She’s All That the year after.He previously dated the singer Rozonda Thomas between 20 – who is more commonly known as Chilli from Rn B girl group TLC.In 2017 several people declared they were suing Usher, claiming he betrayed their trust by having sex with them and not telling them he had herpes.