31 Facts About Usher

1. In 2004, Usher performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, and he signed with MTV Films to star in and be the executive producer of a big-screen film.

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2. In 1999, Usher appeared in the teen comedy film She's All That and the action movie Light It Up, which starred Vanessa L Williams and Forest Whitaker.

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3. In 1995, Usher was chosen to sing the Coca-Cola jingle in ads for the holiday season.

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4. In 2003, Usher started working on the album which would become Confessions, which contained songs inspired by the personal lives of Usher and his collaborators.

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5. In October 2015 Usher partnered with the organization Sankofa which focuses on issues of social injustice that disproportionately affect the disenfranchised, the oppressed, and the underserved.

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6. On January 31, 2018, Usher helped former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complete his pledge to donate $1 million to oppressed communities.

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7. In 2015, Usher teamed up with Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, Big Sean, Chris Paul and more collectively donating more than $500,000 in scholarships that was given to 20 students attending historically black colleges and universities.

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8. In 2013 Usher partnered with Samsung shooting a 2:28 minute short film directed by Rich Lee that included his single "Looking 4 Myself" from his then new album.

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9. On March 30, 2015, it was announced that Usher is a co-owner, with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal.

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10. In 1999 Usher appeared as a student disc jockey in the teen romantic comedy film She's All That.

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11. On December 2, 2018, Usher performed at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa, celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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12. On October 16, 2015, Usher released an interactive music video exclusively on the music streaming platform Tidal called "Chains" that featuring artist Nas and Bibi Bourelly.

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13. On March 19, 2013, Usher announced that his eighth studio album, titled UR, was in the works.

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14. In September 2008, Usher announced he would embark on the 15-date tour One Night Stand, in which the audience is only females.

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15. In 2007, Usher collaborated with R Kelly on the track "Same Girl", for Kelly's album, Double Up.

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16. On September 2015, Usher quietly married his long time girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel while vacationing in Cuba.

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17. In November 2005, Usher began dating stylist Tameka Foster, who had worked as his personal stylist for several years.

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18. In 2001, Usher began dating TLC member Chilli Thomas, and their relationship lasted for two years.

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19. In 2008, Usher supported the Service Nation campaign, serving as the Service Nation Youth Chair.

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20. On February 12, 2015, Usher visited his former hometown Chattanooga making a surprise visit at Dalewood Middle School, the Orange Grove Center and the Center for the Creative Arts.

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21. In 2011, Usher was honored with the Freedom Award by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

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22. In 2005, Usher is one among the artists who signed on for a Hurricane Katrina relief concert.

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23. In 1999, Usher participated in "Challenge for the Children", a benefit basketball game hosted by American boy band NSYNC.

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24. In 2015 Usher teamed up with Pepsi for The New Pepsi Challenge along celebrities Serena Williams, Usain Bolt, and many others.

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25. At the launch of the game Usher gave a surprise performance of his song "Scream".

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26. When asked why he partnered with Yoobi, Usher said, "Preparing future leaders through my New Look Foundation has always been about having the proper tools to succeed in life.

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27. On June 28, 2015, Usher became partners with Yoobi the fast-growing school supplies company called based out of Los Angeles.

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28. In 2004, Usher became the top Billboard honoree by taking 11 awards.

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29. On Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Usher was honored alongside Robert De Niro by the Gordon Park Foundation Dinner and Auction in downtown Manhattan for his contributions to the arts at a charity gala in New York.

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30. On October 12, 2018 Usher released his ninth studio album is titled A It is produced entirely by Zaytoven.

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31. In November 2005, Usher starred as a disc jockey named Darrell in the Lions Gate film, In the Mix.

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