At the end of 2009, Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, the number-one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked Confessions as the top solo album of the 2000s decade.Billboard also placed him at number 6 on their list of "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years".Hard II Love (2016) peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo", it has been certified Diamond by the RIAA. Raymond (2010), debuted atop of the Billboard 200, and produced the number-one singles "Love in This Club" and "OMG".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".It sold 8 million copies worldwide and won his first two Grammy Awards as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 20.Confessions (2004) established him as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decade, selling 20 million copies worldwide.Alexander invited Bryant Reid, an A&R representative from La Face Records to see Usher perform on Star Search.Following the performance, he arranged an audition for Usher with L. Reid, the co-founder of La Face; Reid signed Usher on the spot to a contract with the record company after singing Boyz II Men hit record "End of the Road".is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.