Fact: Usher is to be honoured with the 2,588th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer and actor will unveil his plaque on 7 September (16).
Fact: Drake, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Usher and U2 were announced as part of the line-up at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday (25Jul16). The event will take place in the city's T-Mobile Arena, on 23 and 24 September (16) and will also feature performances from Pitbull and British rockers Tears For Fears.
Fact: Dustin Hoffman and Usher are among the celebrities who have signed up as instructors for MasterClass, a company that allows people to learn from top professionals through online classes. Announcing his participation, The Graduate star says, "I never like to give advice, but I wanted to teach what I wish someone had taught me." Tennis star Serena Williams and photographer Annie Leibovitz will also be part of the initiative.
Fact: Usher's manager girlfriend Grace Miguel fuelled rumours of an engagement after she was spotted sporting a sparkling diamond ring on her left hand at the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday (10Jan15). The Yeah! hitmaker has been dating Grace Miguel since splitting from first wife Tameka Foster in 2008.
Fact: R&B superstar Usher is offering up his new single Clueless for free as part of his ongoing advertising campaign with popular cereal brand Honey Nut Cheerios. Fans will be able to pick up specially-marked boxes at Wal-mart stores across the U.S. from Tuesday (11Nov14) and use a code to download the track. The singer previously starred in a Tv commercial for the breakfast food that featured his song She Came To Give It To You.
Quote: "He doesn't care about what I do... He's like, 'I'm the star. Who are you? You sing?'. He told me the other day..., 'You're not a great singer.'" R&B superstar Usher reveals his youngest son Nayvid, five, isn't impressed by his smooth vocals.
Quote: "I can say I'm not happy with all the choices my friend has made, but I'm supportive of him. I try my hardest to give as much positive reinforcement as I can. I'll punch him in the f**king chest when I need to, and give him a hug and kiss when I need to. It's more than just mentoring. I love the kid." R&B superstar Usher insists he is not afraid to show his pop protege Justin Bieber some tough love when necessary. The 20 year old has landed in trouble with authorities in recent months for vandalism, careless driving, and resisting arrest.
Fact: Veteran rockers The Afghan Whigs stunned fans at a gig in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday night (05Oct14) when they brought Usher out onstage to perform during their encore. The group was performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg when Usher took the stage and played Climax with Greg Dulli and his bandmates. It's not the first time the two acts have performed together in New York - they played at a Fader Fort gig last year (13).
Quote: "(My backstage must-haves are) scented candles, a ping-pong table and my Segway. I don't walk! Once I hit the venue, I cruise around on it." R&B superstar Usher prefers to save his energy before shows by riding around on a two-wheeled electronic vehicle.
Fact: R&B singer Usher demonstrated his impressive athletic ability by taking on a difficult obstacle course challenge, similar to that featured on U.S. reality strength competition American Ninja Warrior. The Yeah hitmaker flawlessly jumped off slanted platforms, balanced on wobbling stones, and scaled a vertical wall within two minutes and 14 seconds. His impressive feat comes a day after Mom co-stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris took on the same challenge.
Fact: R&B star Usher raised $98,000 (£57,647) for his New Look Foundation on Thursday (31Jul14) as he joined pals Jermaine Dupri, boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard and director Kenny Leon at the youth development organisation's 15th anniversary luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia. Rapper Ludacris hosted the bash for the group, which also celebrated surpassing the $1 million (£588,235) mark in funds raised since the charity's inception.
Fact: Jennifer Lopez, Kiss, Duran Duran, Rita Ora and Usher are among the stars who have signed up to appear at the Fashion Rocks show at the Barclays Center in New York City. The show, which celebrates fashion and music, will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and takes place on 9 September (14).
Quote: "This will be the biggest stage that I have ever created. It 's far, far, far from the bottle rockets that I used to shoot off in the back yard. I'm playing with the big boys now." Usher on the MACy's Fourth of July Fireworks extravaganza in New York, which he has curated.
Fact: A massive fireworks display in New York to mark America's Independence Day (04Jul13) holiday will feature a special rocket designed in honour of the show's curator, singer Usher.
Quote: "I don't make love or perform to my own songs, intimately." Usher refuses to listen to his own sensual songs in the bedroom.
Fact: Country star Tim Mcgraw and Mariah Carey are set to headline New York City's upcoming MACy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in celebration of America's Independence Day (04Jul13). The singers will each participate in performances along the Hudson River, while Usher will curate the music for the extravagant light show.
Fact: Blake Shelton has roped in his The Voice co-judge Usher and fellow country star Darius Rucker to perform at his Oklahoma disaster relief benefit on Wednesday (29May13). Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert will also feature Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert, as well as stars including Reba MCEntire and Vince Gill. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund, which will help those affected by the twister which struck the state last week (ends26May13).
Fact: Guests at Michael Jordan's wedding in Florida on Saturday (27Apr13) were serenaded by R&B superstar Usher and singer Robin Thicke. The basketball legend exchanged vows with model Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach.
Quote: "When I first signed to LaFace Records, my name was ChaCha. I don't think it would have gone this far!" R&B superstar Usher is glad he chose to stick to his birth name instead of launching his career under a suggested stage moniker.
Fact: Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and Fun. have been added to the line-up to perform for U.S. President Barack Obama at the Kids' Inaugural Concert on 19 January (13). The event comes days before Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson sing for the leader at the official inauguration ceremony on 21 January (13), which marks his second term in office.
Quote: "It's great, I love it. I love Shakira, Blake is like a big brother to me, a big country brother to me, and Adam, Adam, man, he got a few wins I am mad about, but I'm really happy to be on the show." Usher is enjoying his judging stint on U.S. Tv talent show The Voice.
Fact: R&B star Usher helped to raise $1.6 million (£1 million) for charity on Thursday (25Oct12) by offering up three hours' worth of private dance lessons for a special auction. Two bidders agreed to pay a total of $130,000 (£81,250) for the lot at the Pencils of Promise Gala, which raises money to build schools in poverty-stricken countries. The singer, who was feted for his philanthropy at the event, also dug deep and won a $12,000 (£7,500) bidding war with actress Jessica Szohr for a cute new puppy.
Quote: "I found myself lost and I just wanted out... I was faithful at heart, but I was not faithful all the way, even just having a conversation with another woman, period, about matters of your relationship or even just your emotions, is, in my opinion, not being faithful." Singer Usher feels he betrayed his former wife Tameka Foster by discussing troubles in his marriage with his close female friends.
Quote: "Some may say this would be rather narcissistic but yeah. I think I do a pretty good job, I'm a good motivator for the moment." R&B hitmaker Usher admits to making love to his own music.
Quote: "It was so nasty and there's never a winner in any fight." Usher insists he doesn't feel like the victor after gaining full custody of his kids following a bitter court battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster. The R&B star has opened up about his failed marriage and custody battle in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air in the U.S. on Oprah's Next Chapter on Sunday (16Sep12).
Quote: "I always felt like maybe we weren't ready and maybe this wasn't the time or the way to do it." R&B star Usher on cancelling his $1 million (£625,000) 2007 wedding to now ex-wife Tameka Foster at the last minute.
Fact: R&B superstar Usher is opening up about his failed marriage and custody battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Yeah! singer has previously refused to go into detail about the split, and insists his candid chat with the TV titan will be the one and only time he will discuss his personal troubles. The interview will air in the U.S. on Oprah's Next Chapter on Sunday (16Sep12).
Fact: Usher's former stepson Kile Glover will be laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday (27Jul12). The 11-year-old son of the singer's ex-wife Tameka Foster died last Saturday (21Jul12). He was declared brain dead by doctors on 6 July (12) after he was knocked out when an inflatable raft he was playing on collided with a jet ski driven by a family friend.
Tweet: "I couldn't even imagine ur pain my heart&prayers go out 2 tameka raymond, Ryan,Usher&the entire family. I'm praying 4ur strength. Rip Kile." R&B star Ashanti reaches out to Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster, whose 11-year-old son Kile Glover died on Saturday (21Jul12) after he was taken off life support following a jet-ski accident earlier this month (Jul12).
Tweet: "Woke up thinking about my friend Tameka and her loss. My prayers go out to father Ryan Glover, stepfather Usher, siblings and everyone who loved Kile. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Rest with Angels little man..." Actress Holly Robinson Peete sends condolences to Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster, whose 11-year-old son Kile Glover died after he was taken off life support following a jet-ski accident earlier this month (Jul12).
Fact: Usher has become only the 19th artist in 20 years to boast a 10-million seller U.S. album. The R&B star's 2004-released Confessions has just topped the milestone, according to Nielsen SoundScan officials. Eminem's The Eminem Show was the last album to make it to 10 million sales. The bestselling album in the SoundScan era is Metallica's Metallica, with 15.8 million. Shania Twain's Come On Over is in second place with 15.5 million.
Quote: "I think The Voice is a great show and there have been a lot of conversations about me doing it." Usher reveals he could be a new judge on the popular singing series in the future.
Quote: "I stay up all night, every night. I work late or plan things for the following day. I usually get three or four hours of sleep. But I can function." Busy R&B star Usher survives on just three hours of sleep a night.
Fact: R&B superstar Usher delighted fans in New York on Friday (18May12) by performing a free gig in Manhattan's Rockefeller Plaza. The singer played tracks including Climax and his chart smash Omg to help kick off U.S. breakfast show Today's summer concert series.
Tweet: "Proud of @justinbieber for his new single #Boyfriend - the biggest selling worldwide single first week Ever!" Usher is thrilled with his protege's chart success.
Tweet: "I'm not feeling the name of my new album, The Shanetance?? Where in the hell did this come from?? Lmao. Don't believe everything you hear!" Usher laughs off reports suggesting he's picked a decidedly unusual title for his next album.
Tweet: "Saturday was a success...I ripped it!!!" Usher pokes fun at his onstage wardrobe malfunction during a star-studded gala for former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Saturday night (15Oct11). The star had to hold his trousers together after they split midway through his energetic stage routine at the Hollywood Bowl.
Tweet: "Thank You to all my fans for the birthday wishes. I feel so lucky today to have such loving and supportive fam (family) around me. Now for my wish!" Birthday boy Usher thanks fans for making his big day one to remember. The singer turned 33 on Friday (14Oct11).
Tweet: "i wanna be the first to say it to UsherRaymondIV... Happy Birthday Usher!!!! Love you brother!!" Justin Bieber sends his best wishes to friend and mentor Usher, who turns 33 on Friday (14Oct11).
Fact: Justin Bieber has enlisted another star to duet on his upcoming Christmas album - the Baby hitmaker's mentor Usher is joining him to perform on a track.Visit our Facebook page for a chance to Win a SIGNED Justin Bieber Poster
Fact: Usher has been named the new brand ambassador for Belvedere Red vodka. A share of profits from sales of the brand will benefit Aids research in Africa.
Fact: Usher has teamed up with comedian Jimmy Kimmel to poke fun at the professional basketball stars who rarely play in a new song. The duo's promo for Benchwarmers premiered on Kimmel's U.S. Tv Nba special, which aired on Thursday (09Jun11).
Quote: "I'm not the best at weddings but I'm there if Prince Wills needs me. It would be nice to perform for the Queen." R&B star Usher offers up his singing services for the upcoming wedding of British royal Prince William.
Quote: "I understand that this is a process. If he didn't win Best New Artist that's not to say the career is over; next year we'll be back at it again." Usher insists protege Justin Bieber won't let his Grammy Awards shut-out upset him for too long.
Quote: "I'm a consumer of culture and love mixing styles and inspirations, both in my music and my style. I'm working on a new genre of music - Revolutionary Pop - which combines several music genres to create a new sound experience." R&B superstar Usher is taking pop to the next level with his forthcoming album.
Fact: Usher's chart smash OMG has topped an MTV poll as the number one song of 2010. The R&B star beat a double attack by Kanye West - Runaway and Power came in at second and third place, respectively, in the MTV News Top 25 Songs of 2010 countdown.
Quote: "Recently I've become a lot more protective of myself and maybe I'm less likely to be heartbroken because I have a shield up. Normally a woman who has the key to my heart causes it to break and hurts me if I allow her in... Unfortunately I guess I end up, because of that fear, being a heartbreaker." Usher ends up breaking hearts in a bid to protect his own feelings.
Quote: "I love JD. He's like my brother, man. I don't even look at him like a producer. There's something so genuine about being able to come to the studio and it doesn't feel like work. There's no space for ego." R&B superstar Usher works best with close pal and producer Jermaine Dupri.
Quote: "In terms of being in a relationship with someone who you were more into than they were into you. All of my relationships have been like that, believe it or not." Single superstar Usher finds himself more in love with the women he dates than they are with him. He's previously dated TLC singer ROZANDA 'CHILLI' THOMAS and supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Quote: "Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer that ever lived. I just want to be the greatest entertainer living. And I'ma work my hardest to be recognised in that way." R&B hitmaker Usher wants to earn the same level of respect as the late King of Pop.
Quote: "I'm in it for core strength and agility. You have to be very calculating in the way you move. It's almost like playing chess." Usher on his jujitsu training.
Fact: Usher, MARY J. BLIGE and SAMUEL L. JACKSON have recreated Ebony magazine's most famous covers to celebrate the publication's 30th anniversary. R&B stars Usher and Blige pose as Sammy Davis Jr. and Diana Ross respectively in their shoots, while Jackson recreates a 1968 cover featuring civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Quote: "I don't have sex with everybody I date, intimacy changes everything. When sex is part of the conversation then there is a sense of entitlement for that woman." Usher is choosy about the women he sleeps with.
Quote: "(Naviyd) worships the ground Usher walks on. If Usher gets something to eat, Naviyd wants the same thing. If Usher wants to watch something on TV, so does Naviyd." R&B superstar USHER admits his youngest son, 20-month-old Naviyd, idolises his two-year-old brother Usher Raymond V.
Quote: "I didn't go into marriage looking for it to fail, but unfortunately it didn't work out. I'm not looking forward to rushing into a new marriage. I'm just taking my time." Usher won't be re-marrying anytime soon following his divorce from Tameka Foster last year (09).
Fact: R&B superstar Usher shut down New York City's Central Park on Friday morning (20Aug10) when hundreds of fans turned out to watch the pop superstar play a free concert as part of U.S. breakfast programme Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series.
Quote: "Put it this way, when I'm 50 I hope I won't still be doing backflips. I want to be enjoying life: eating good food and drinking great wine in Saint-Tropez." Usher is eyeing an early retirement.
Fact: Stars including Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, Soundgarden, JANE'S ADDICTION And N.E.R.D. took to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night (14Jun10) to help videogames maker Activision launch its new products. The concert featured sets from the musicians interspersed with information on games such as Guitar Hero, Call of Duty: Black Ops and DJ Hero 2.
Quote: "I've broken up with girls on the phone too. Not recently - as a young guy. Of course, I didn't just have one girlfriend. I had several girlfriends - another confession. If she was in Miami and I'm in Atlanta, it's not really going to work. Imagine, should I write her a letter? At least I spoke to her (to break it off)." Usher won't punish his protege Justin Bieber for ending a relationship over the phone - because he's done the same.
Quote: "I've been doing this 18 years now and my icon is well on its way. Michael was doing it for 50 years and that's something I'd like to grow towards. At the same time, I am one of a kind, a worldwide pop icon." Usher wants to be the next Michael Jackson.
Quote: "I've been asking Will to put us together. She's beautiful. I would love to work with her. That would be as cool as hell. She's so classic." R&B superstar Usher is keen to have some studio time with will.i.am's collaborator CHERYL COLE.
Quote: "I get a handsome amount. I could definitely buy a car off one of my guest appearances. And I'm not talking about a Hyundai." Nicki Minaj insists her rap cameos on tracks for artists including Mariah Carey and Usher are extremely lucrative.
Quote: "They wanted a bigger car so if I got in an accident I'm not going to get as hurt." Pop star Justin Bieber on the reason why Usher and members of his management team bought him a Range Rover for his recent 16th birthday.
Tweet: "Teddy was a legend & the epitome of "Manly" sexy. I loved him myself from youth. My mother is just saying how he had his 'own lane'." Usher's ex-wife, stylist Tameka Foster, mourns the death of legendary soul star TEDDY PENDERGRASS.
Quote: "My New Year's resolution is just to let go of the things in the past and accept those things that are new." Usher is looking forward to putting his troubled 2009 behind him, which saw him divorce his wife Tameka Foster in November (09).
Quote: "He influenced me in so many ways, more than just music... as a humanitarian, as a philanthropist, as an artist, as an individual who transcended culture. I wouldn't be who I am today without Michael Jackson. They say if you ever want to be great, you've got to study who the greats studied, so, of course, I studied his moves - studied them down to a T." Usher explains how MICHAEL JACKSON influenced his music career.
Quote: "I can't dance like Usher, sing like Beyonce or write songs like Elton John. But we can do the best with what we've got. And we're enthusiastic." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on his band's strengths and weaknesses.
Fact: R+B star Usher has gifted four Washington, D.C. students with tickets to Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in the city on Tuesday (20Jan09) as thanks for their help with his New Look Foundation charity project.
Quote: "I want to be a billionaire. I know what I do when I'm awake - I just have to figure out how to make money when I'm asleep." R+B singer Usher has big plans.
Quote: "I made love to a few songs. Love You Gently is one of my favourites. Make her call you 'Daddy' when you put that one on." R+B star Usher likes getting intimate to his own songs.
Quote: "I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of him on my chest." First-time father Usher is planning to ink a tribute to his seven-month-old baby son USHER RAYMOND V.
Quote: "I want to look the best I possibly can. Growing a gut didn't work for me - you know where you look down and can't see your penis? Some women find it sexy. It gives them a sense that a dude isn't going nowhere." Music superstar Usher is determined to stay in shape, despite his new role as a husband and father - because he's convinced men with a growing gut are too easily manipulated by their wives.
Quote: "As a single man, you stay up all night and get called daddy. As a father, you still stay up all night and get called daddy but for different reasons." Music superstar Usher finds similarities to his former bachelor life and his new role as a father.
Fact: Novelist Jackie Collins finds inspiration for the erotic sex scenes she writes about in her books from the music of Usher and R. KELLY. She puts the stars' R+B tunes on get her in the mood for sex.
Quote: "As a single man, you stay up all night and get called Daddy. As a father, you still stay up all night and get called Daddy... but for different reasons." Usher reveals how fatherhood has changed his life. The R+B star's wife TAMEKA gave birth to USHER RAYMOND V last November (07).
Quote: "I'm very glad to have had him in my life before he took ill. He was able to dance at my wedding." Usher is happy he had the chance to reconcile with his estranged father before he died.
Quote: "I'm very glad to have had him in my life before he took ill. He was able to dance at my wedding." Usher is happy he had the chance to reconcile with his estranged father before he died.
Quote: "That was special but it's nothing compared to how I feel about my boy. I save my greatest performances for him." R+B star Usher insists nothing is better than being a first-time father.
Quote: "Tameka's given me one of the greatest gifts I'll ever have. With a child, now I have a purpose. I understand love. I understand how my mother loves me the way she does." Usher on becoming a father. His new wife TAMEKA FOSTER gave birth to Usher Raymond III last week (26Nov07).
Quote: "A performance with me, Omarion, Usher and JUSTIN (TIMBERLAKE) all in one. And then the grand finale, MICHAEL (JACKSON) would come out." R+B singer Chris Brown reveals his dream concert line-up.
Fact: Newlywed Usher, who once dreamed of becoming a dessert chef, showed off his culinary skills on U.S. TV on Monday (10Sep07) when he served up a redcurrant champagne cocktail and cooked cheese crackers on lifestyle queen Martha Stewart's show. In return, Stewart handed the singer a collection of her famous linens as a belated wedding gift
Quote: I used to be the guy who tore off his shirt during every show. Now Im a little more comfortable in my skin, and I dont have to show my chest or my stomach every time I take a picture. R+B star Usher has toned down his performances.
Quote: "There's only one me. You can have copies - but if the daddy's home then the daddy's home." R+B star Usher warns off his musical rivals.
Quote: "GERALD (LEVERT) taught me that you don't necessarily have to have a six-pack to get the ladies... He was always superfly." Usher pays tribute to late soul star Levert.
Fact: Legendary producer La Reid had a 50th birthday party to remember in New York on Saturday night (10JUN06) - guests included Beyonce Knowles and boyfriend Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Usher and Mariah Carey.
Fact: <p>Rap mogul Jermaine Dupri is thought to dish the dirt on music associates including Mariah Carey and Usher, as well as current girlfriend Janet Jackson, when he writes his memoirs. The literary project, provisionally entitled YOUNG, RICH AND DANGEROUS is being offered to publishers this week (beg09JAN06). </p>
Quote: <p>"It makes it a lot easier." Usher instructs his agents to set up dates with girls he lusts after on TV. </p>
Quote: <p>"Someone who travels a lot like I do, while you're on the road, flying over to Africa and eating meats in certain places, you don't always eat the way you should and a lot of waste builds up in your body. That's why I did it." Usher on why he underwent a colonic irrigation treatment, which flushed toxins out of his body. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'm a smaller guy. 50's got the arms, I got the abs." Usher compares his toned body with fellow hip-hop star 50 CENT. </p>
Quote: <p>"I don't know what his unorderly (sic) conduct was but, I mean, it's Desperate Housewives, you know - anything goes on that show. I guess they just had a reason to kick him off." Usher offers his support for IN THE MIX co-star Page Kennedy, who was kicked off hit show Desperate Housewives for allegedly exposing himself to cast and crew. </p>
Fact: <p>R+B star Usher's proudest moment came when he claimed the Best Vocal Performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards, because the singer lost his voice when he was nine and feared he'd never get it back again. </p>
Fact: <p>R+B hunk Usher's image will grace two new Visa gift cards this holiday season (05). Proceeds from the sales of the pre-paid debit cards will go to the R+B superstar's children's charity New Look Foundation. </p>