When Usher’s 2010 release Raymond v. Raymond was such a hit that it spawned the extended play album Versus just a few months later, there was little doubt that a tour would be far behind – and now that the dates have been announced, buzz is through the roof. Tickets won’t last for long so you don’t have any time to waste. Get your Usher tickets now!
Usher Raymond was introduced to the world with his debut album, Usher, in 1994, but he didn't get the attention he deserved until his second album, My Way, hit the scene in 1997. 'You Make Me Wanna' made Usher one of the hottest artists in the R&B industry.
He then made it onto the big screen with The Faculty in 1998 and Light It Up in 1999. Then he made a comeback in the music industry with his third album, All About U, in 2000, and 8701 in 2001, which turned him into a sexy R&B idol. Usher's 2004 single 'Yeah!' was heard all over the club scene and later that year he released the much-anticipated album, Confessions.
Raymond was spotted in Atlanta, GA at a talent show when he was only 14 years old: a La Face record executive got him an audition and then signed him to his first recording contract. He was introduced to the world as 'Usher' and released a self-titled album. Usher made a grand start with producer Sean Puffy Combs on his side: his first single, 'Think of You', acquired gold status. In 1995 he recorded a holiday jingle for Coca-Cola, which, of course, was heard across the nation. He also joined a group called Black Men United and made the single, 'You Will Know', which is included on the soundtrack of Jason's Lyric.
After his graduation, Usher released his second album, My Way, in September of 1997. He co-wrote six of the nine songs on the album, showing off his creative abilities. He had the help of top artists Jermaine Dupri, Babyface, and once again Sean Puffy Combs. The single, 'You Make Me Wanna,' a major crowd-pleaser that topped the charts for 11 weeks in a row, was accredited as the Number 2 pop song, and then went double platinum. Other tracks from the album, 'Nice & Slow' and 'My Way' also went platinum shortly after, and also topped the charts for eight weeks.
Raymond Usher, described by some as the 'ultimate entertainer,' displays his talent well on the stage through his energetic dancing and youthful appearance. He admits to loving the stage, which is good because, due to his popularity, he has plenty of opportunity to perform. Usher has come a long way since his early beginnings in a church choir and he will surely pump out hits for many more years.