From Usher's House to the White House

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24:  Recording artist Usher performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

From Usher's House to the White House

Usher gets his biggest break by performing at the White House for the first family! Epic.

Published November 1, 2016

  1. No Competition

    At 12 years of age, his mother put him in local singing competitions, which finally caught the attention of a music A&R from LaFace Records.

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  2. Grammy Life

    He released his self-titled debut album, Usher, and quickly rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his sophomore album, My Way. It birthed his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, "Nice & Slow," and the top-five singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and "My Way," which helped him scoop up his first two Grammy Award noms in 1998 and 1999.

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  3. U Got It Bad

    His third studio album, 8701, produced the No. 1 singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad." In 2002, he earned his first Grammy Award and in 2003 he earned another with "U Don't Have to Call" for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

  4. It's Time To Confess

    Confessions established him as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s. Girls were going crazy and men were vibing out to his very twisted musical story of infidelity and heated romance. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide with Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles "Yeah!," "Burn," "Confessions Part II" and "My Boo" pushing through the radio waves on heavy rotation. Confessions earned him three Grammy Awards in 2005. Go Usher!

  5. Usher Makes Us Go "OMG"

    Usher won the Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album for Here I Stand and Raymond v. Raymond. The former debuted atop the Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles "Love in This Club" and "OMG."

  6. Climax of His Career

    Usher's Hot 100 top-10 single "Scream" received rave reviews. R&B singles "There Goes My Baby" and "Climax" received Grammy Awards as well.

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  7. The Voice

    In 2013, Usher replaced CeeLo Green as a coach for the fourth season of NBC's The Voice

    (Photo: Trae Patton/NBC)
  8. UR Experience

    In 2014, Usher announced his UR Experience Tour in support of his album UR. The UR Experience kicked off in Montreal, Quebec, and closed in Tampa, Florida.

    (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
  9. Chains

    In 2015, Usher released an interactive music video exclusively on Tidal called "Chains," which featured artists Nas and Bibi Bourelly.

  10. Turn Up at the White House

    Usher takes the stage at the White House on Tuesday, November 15 at 9P/8C, right here on BET.

    (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)


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