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Usher Terry Raymond IV, born October 14, 1978, who performs under the [[FirstNameBasis mononym]] Usher, is an American R&B/Pop singer, dancer, and occasional actor. His overall discography consists of six studio albums, one live album, eight compilations, one extended play, and 50 singles.

To date, he has shipped 22 and a half million albums in the US, and a combined 65 million records worldwide. He has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and sixteen Hot 100 top-ten hits on the Billboard Music charts. In addition to his work as a recording artist, Usher has acted in several films, is part-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, owns several restaurants, has his own cologne, and has served as a contestant mentor on ''Series/AmericanIdol''. He was one of the coaches for seasons 4 and 6 of ''Series/TheVoice'', with him being the victorious coach of the latter season.

Discography:
* ''Usher'' (1994)
* ''My Way'' (1997)
* ''8701'' (2001)
* ''Confessions '' (2004)
* ''Here I Stand'' (2008)
* ''Raymond v. Raymond'' (2010)
* ''Versus'' (2010)
* ''Looking 4 Myself'' (2012)

Filmography:
* ''TheFaculty'' (1998)
* ''ShesAllThat'' (1999)
* ''Light It Up'' (1999)
* ''Geppetto'' (2000)
* ''Texas Rangers'' (2001)
* ''In The Mix'' (2005) as "Darrell"
* ''Killers'' (2010) as "Kevin"
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!!Tropes that apply to Usher and his works:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: In Season 4 of ''Series/TheVoice'', it's revealed that, as a coach, Usher has some very... eccentric... ways to train his singers to be better. The best example might be when he gave singer Michelle Chamuel instructions to drop and do push ups, then jump up and start singing, as a means to increase her breath control. Also, he gave Chamuel the Cyndi Lauper classic "True Colors" (a song about never giving up and believing in yourself) for use in a Playoffs performance, and during rehearsals instructed her to sing the song to herself in a mirror, as a way to get her to get her to open up to the audience more. It worked.
* TheCasanova: Has romanced Chilli of Music/{{TLC}}, Brandy, Mya, Naomi Campbell, Monica, Music/{{Rihanna}}, and one time wife Tameka Foster.
* EleventyZillion: "Burn" has this:
--> "It's been fifty-eleven days, umpteen hours,\\
I'm gonna be burnin' 'til you return!"
* InDaClub: The video for his single ''Yeah!'' certainly applies, complete with slow motion effects.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Love In This Club", "Nice and Slow", and "Scream".
* {{Mentor|s}}: To Music/JustinBieber.
* MrFanservice: In 2010, Glamour Magazine named him one of the 50 sexiest men alive.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Looking 4 Myself'', which is a lot poppier than his previous albums. Unfortunately, this change in style lost him a lot of fans.
* SevenDirtyWords: A censored motherfucker in "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love".
* SpellingSong: Spells out U-S-H-E-R R-A-Y-M-O-N-D in "Nice and Slow".
* StageNames: Subverted in that Usher is his real name too, so he just left out the Raymond IV part.
* SuperBowl: Made a surprise appearance at Super Bowl XLV to sing his song, ''OMG'' with the Music/BlackEyedPeas' musician will.i.am.
* AWildRapperAppears: Ludacris in "Yeah!".
** Music/{{Pitbull}} in "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again".
** Music/NickiMinaj in "She Came to Give It to You".
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