Usher Raymond IV was born on October 14, 1978 in Dallas, Texas. Usher joined a singing group called NuBeginnings at the age of ten and recorded ten songs with them (1991) before moving to Atlanta. He performed on Star Search and then met and auditioned for L.A. Reid. Reid signed Usher on the spot and Usher introduced himself to the world with “Call Me a Mack”, a song from the soundtrack for Poetic Justice. While getting his debut album together, Usher lost his voice. So, L.A. Reid sent him to live with P Diddy (Sean Combs) and go through “Flavor Camp”. Usher released his first album, Usher, in 1994 and continued to do more talent shows to build up his fan base before beginning his second album after his graduation from high school. Usher, like many artists has won numerous awards and has also acted in movies. He continues to dance, sing, perform, and make hits today.