Date of Birth: Oct 14, 1978
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
Usher Raymond IV was born in Dallas, Texas, to Jonetta Patton (née ONeal) and Usher Raymond III. He began singing when he was six years old, joining the local church choir at the behest of his mother who acted as choir director. Jonetta, a single mom, raised Usher and his younger brother, James, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before moving the family to Atlanta, Georgia, when Usher was 12 years old. Cited by the singer as his best friend, Ushers mother continues to guide the teen stars career as his manager, a duty she assumed after quitting her full-time office job several years ago. Upon moving to Atlanta, Usher began participating in various local talent shows.