Personalities | Usher | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1978)

Usher Raymond IV, often called the ‘prince of pop’ after his 2004 Confessions album sold 1.1 million copies in the first week, is the perfect blend of pop and R&B. A singer since the age of 13, Usher made his name via singles such as ‘You Make Me Wanna’ (1997), which topped charts on both sides of the Atlantic. He has sung on albums by artists as diverse as Mariah Carey, Phil Collins, P. Diddy and Alicia Keys.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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