Singer/Actor Multi-platinum recording artist Usher Raymond IV was born in Dallas,Texas, and raised in Chattanooga, Tennesse and Atlanta, Georgia, where his family moved to further his singing career. Discovered on Star Search by a LaFace A&R rep at age 13, Raymond released his self-titled debut, helmed by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, two years later. The divorced father of two boys has released seven studio albums—including his 2004 classic Confessions, which sold 20 million copies worldwide—garnering six BET Awards, seven Grammys and 17 Billboard Music Awards along the way. He's also performed at the 2011 Super Bowl, mentored teen sensation Justin Bieber, and made numerous on-screen appearances, with his next role being Sugar Ray Leonard in the 2014 boxing film Hands of Stone. The multi-talented star lent his expertise to the fourth season of NBC's The Voice.

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BET Honors: Usher’s Emotional Moment [Unedited]

We share in Usher’s phenomenal distinction. (2/23/2015)

BET Honors: In the Footsteps of Usher Raymond

Highlights: Usher is the ultimate performer and musical inspiration. (2/23/2015)

BET Honors: Ben Vereen Honors Usher [Unedited]

Highlights: Ben Vereen proudly introduces the 'ultimate artist' Usher. (2/23/2015)

BET Honors: Wayne Brady’s Ultimate Freestyle

Highlights: Wayne Brady freestyles with Kanye, Usher and more. (2/23/2015)

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Plus, Beyoncé sings gospel classic on music's biggest night. (2/9/2015)

The Rundown: Kid Ink, Full Speed

A track-by-track look at the tatted up MC's newest songs.
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