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Usher

Occupation: Singer, Producer

Nationality: American

Born: October 14, 1978 (36)

Rising to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, Usher has sold over 65 million records worldwide. He is known for his upbeat RNB style and dancing ability.

Along with Scooter Braun, Usher is the manager of teen icon and singing sensation Justin Bieber. He has released seven studio albums and 45 singles.

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' debuts at number three in the chart. Meghan Trainor tops UK singles chart 'I Don't Mind' is the latest cut from Usher's forthcoming album UR. Listen to Usher and Juicy J's new song The singer will visit 23 European cities in February and March 2015 with tour. Usher announces UK tour dates The collaboration shoots to the top spot in its first week of release. Calvin Harris, John Newman Blame is No.1 The singer explains that his career objectives have changed as he is older. Usher: 'I don't need to sell out tours' The 'Beauty and a Beat' singer strips to his briefs on stage during telecast. See Justin Bieber strip at Fashion Rocks The singer says the record "isn't scheduled anymore". Usher delays new album UR release Usher says Drake "really knows what he's doing" ahead of his new album release. Usher confirms Drake for new album The publication examines sales figures and career longevity to find top popstar. Mariah Carey is Time's ultimate pop star The clip also features Pharrell Williams, the track's producer and co-writer. Watch Nicki Minaj and Usher's new video The track is lifted from the singer's forthcoming album. Listen to Usher's new song 'Believe Me' The awards ceremony in pictures, including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Usher. MTV VMAs 2014 - see all the best photos Jessie J is taking part in a star-studded performance of the hit 'Bang Bang'. Jessie J joining Ariana Grande at VMAs The British singer is "insanely nervous" about his performance. Sam Smith to perform at MTV VMAs 2014 Rick Ross also features in the new video. Watch Chris Brown's new music video Fashion Rocks returns to CBS with KISS, Duran Duran and Pitbull. Jennifer Lopez, Usher for Ryan Seacrest show The singer is working with Savan Kotecha. Hilary Duff teases new song with hitmaker The album's release has been delayed by over a year. See Chris Brown's new album cover The singer tops the singles chart with 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This'. Paloma Faith wins first Aussie No.1 Nicki Minaj, Paramore, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande will also play the US event. Taylor Swift, 1D for iHeartRadio Festival The 'Drunk in Love' singer receives eight nods for her surprise visual album. Beyoncé leads MTV VMAs nominations Including Usher, Nicki Minaj, Sigma and Paloma Faith, and Florrie. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear The 'Scream' singer will take to the stage at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Usher to perform at 2014 MTV VMAs 'She Came to Give it to You' sees Usher contribute vocals and Minaj a rap verse. Listen to Usher, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell song The British duo have unveiled their take on the US star's recent hit. Listen to Disclosure's Usher remix The R&B singer explains that the workload became quite tough on the singing competition. Cee Lo Green: 'The Voice became a job' Producer says that "all of the best songs happen on a whim". Diplo 'makes songs in minutes and while high' Mercury Prize-nominated duo tease the new song with a picture on Twitter. Disclosure announce Usher collaboration Brown's latest track comes following his release from jail. Chris Brown debuts new single 'New Flame' Ella Henderson's 'Ghost' is knocked down to number two. 'Gecko (Overdrive)' is UK's no. 1 single Ed Sheeran could beat Coldplay's record for fastest-selling album of the year. Ed Sheeran, Oliver Heldens lead midweeks Busta Rhymes remixes 'Good Kisser' before Usher's BET Awards performance. Listen to Usher remixed by Busta Rhymes Another excuse for Usher to regale us with how many women he's copped off with? Usher 'Good Kisser' review: "Slick R&B" 5 Seconds of Summer are still on course to topple Ella Henderson's reign. Who will be No. 1 on Sunday's charts? Usher says protegé didn't understand "negative power and degradation" of slur. Usher defends Bieber: 'He's not a racist' Usher says he gave "every bit of advice" to his protégé. Usher on Bieber: 'Success has a price' The singer also reveals that he wants to work with Timbaland in the future. Ed Sheeran working with Jessie Ware ZHU and 5 Seconds Of Summer also make gains on the weekly chart. Ariana Grande holds firm on Aussie chart Carson Daly says he is proud that "good people" coach on The Voice. Carson Daly: 'Voice coaches are A-List' Including tracks by Nicki Minaj, Usher, Linkin Park, XO, Jetta and 5SOS. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear