Usher – OMG ft. will.i.am
Usher (born October 14, 1978) known mononymously as Usher, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, “Nice & Slow”.
The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad”.
Usher’s 2004 album, Confessions, established him as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decade. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one songs — “Yeah!”, “Burn”, “Confessions Part II”, and “My Boo” — and has been certified diamond by the RIAA.
His follow-ups, Here I Stand (2008) and Raymond v. Raymond (2010), debuted atop the Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Love in This Club” and “OMG”.
A follow-up EP, Versus, was released in July 2010 and produced the successful track “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love”. His seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself (2012), contained a more dance-pop sound and experienced lower first week sales compared to his previous efforts.
The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. To date, he has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. At the end of 2009, Usher was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.
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