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14/10/1978 American singer-songwriter Usher is born

Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He was born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga until moving to Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 12, his mother put him in local singing competitions, before catching the attention of a music A&R from LaFace Records. In 1994, he released his self-titled debut album, Usher.