Bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "Yeah!
", "Burn", "Confessions Part II" and "My Boo", it has been certified Diamond by the RIAA. Raymond (2010) debuted atop of the Billboard 200 and produced the number-one singles "Love in This Club" and "OMG".
At the age of 12, his mother put him in local singing competitions, before catching the attention of a music A&R from La Face Records. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Nice & Slow", amongst top-two singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and "My Way".
At the end of 2009, Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, the number-one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked Confessions as the top solo album of the 2000s decade.
Billboard also placed him at number 6 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.
The EP, Versus, produced the top-five single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" before top-fifteen single "More".
Looking 4 Myself (2012), also debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with top-ten single "Scream". Raymond and Looking 4 Myself received Grammy Awards for R&B singles "There Goes My Baby" and "Climax".
Throughout his career, he has sold 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Usher has won numerous awards and accolades including 18 Billboard Music Awards and 8 Grammy Awards.It sold 8 million copies worldwide and won his first two Grammy Awards as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 20.Confessions (2004) established him as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decade, selling 20 million copies worldwide.Usher was going through puberty and having a difficult time adjusting his voice. Usher quickly adapted to the lavish lifestyle of Puff Daddy although in an interview with Rolling Stone, he expressed it as the "Hardest days" of his life.LA Reid became skeptical of Usher and put his recording on hold thinking about dropping him from the label. "I had to knuckle up, figure shit out in New York" he said.There, his grandmother discovered his ability to sing, although it was not until Usher joined a singing group that she considered he could sing professionally.