He owns the record label Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG); a joint venture with talent manager Scooter Braun that includes Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

As he lived at Puff's house in Scarsdale, he noticed that "There was always girls around".

The album received backlash because Usher was singing about sex which the public had a hard time believing coming out of a 14-year-old's mouth.

Usher's mother left her job as a medical technician to manage his career, but later broke up their relationship as manager-client in May 2007.

Usher was introduced on "Call Me a Mack", a song he recorded for the soundtrack album to the 1993 drama-romance film Poetic Justice.

He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his sophomore album My Way (1997), which spawned his first U. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Nice & Slow", amongst top-two singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and "My Way".

8701 (2001) produced the number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad", and top-three single "U Don't Have to Call".At age 10, Usher joined an R&B local quintet called the Nu Beginnings, which was organized by local music svengali, Darryl Wheeler.Usher recorded 10 songs with the group in 1991, and the ensuing album, Nubeginning Featuring Usher Raymond IV, was only made available regionally and by mail order.The EP, Versus, also produced the Hot 100 top-five single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love".Looking 4 Myself (2012), also debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart and produced the Hot 100 top-ten single "Scream". Raymond and Looking 4 Myself received Grammy Awards for R&B singles "There Goes My Baby" and "Climax".Bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "Yeah!