2024 NAACP Image Awards: Usher Named Entertainer of The Year

SheaMoisture celebrates Usher as 55th Annual NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year.

Usher has consistently proven his ability to redefine the genre with every new project he releases. With each album, the veteran entertainer has pushed the boundaries of the R&B sound, seamlessly blending soulful melodies with innovative beats.

From his early days as a smooth crooner singing songs like “Nice & Slow” to his ventures into pop, hip-hop, and electronic dance music, Usher has continually set new standards for contemporary R&B. His talent lies in his exceptional vocal abilities and ability to adapt to changing musical landscapes.

This year, the singer was awarded the Entertainer of the Year award by Oprah Winfrey, presented by SheaMoisture.

"I guess all great things start from Oprah Winfrey. When I was a kid, I made my start on your show," Usher told Winfrey. "I want to thank each and every person who believed in me."

"I'm really happy to be able to recognize you. My number ones," Usher said as he pointed to the audience.

Let's take a look back at some of his top albums.

  • “Nice & Slow” [R&B/Soul]

    “Nice & Slow” became an instant hit and set the stage for his future successes in the R&B genre.

  • “No Limit” feat. Young Thug [Trap/R&B]

    Usher is constantly evolving his sound. In this classic collaboration with Atlanta native Young Thug, the star embraces the trap sound.

  • "Love in This Club" ft. Young Jeezy [Pop/R&B ]

    "Love in This Club" seamlessly combined pop and R&B elements, becoming a radio favorite.

  • “Yeah!” ft. Lil Jon, Ludacris [Crunk/Hip-Hop]

    Usher’s collaboration with Lil Jon and Ludacris  on “Yeah!” was a certified club banger.

  • “Scream” [Electro-R&B]

    "Scream" is a fusion of R&B and electronic influences, showcasing Usher's ability to embrace contemporary trends.

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