Usher Raymond IV (his real name) was born in Dallas, and has sold more than 40 million records worldwide since his first album “Usher” was released in 1994. He has won several Grammy Awards and performed duets with Sean Combs, Beyonce and Will.I.Am, to name a few. In addition, he has signed young, new talent 15 year old Justin Bieber. Bieber started singing just three years ago. He was discovered on YouTube after posting videos from a local singing competition. Bieber's big break came when he met Usher by chance. He auditioned and was offered a recording contract by Island Def Jam's L.A. Reid. All signs are looking up and positive for Usher... perhaps Usher has the next Jesse McCartney on his hands.
With his song, “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)”, from his new CD, Usher is already outperforming American classics in the charts. “Raymond Vs. Raymond”, will be available on-line and in the best CD stores by March.
The music video “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)”, directed by Chris Robinson, shows the life of the R&B Singer, businessman and artist all in one, dedicating time to his brand, his music and his reversals. The video also shows the artist, considered as an American sex-symbol by the people, trying to preserve his private life and give his faithful girlfriend all the attention she needs.
Got to admit ... the sunglasses sure add style to his already fashionable sense : )