Usher (born Usher Raymond IV) is not only incredibly successful as a recording artist, but he’s also highly diversified. He is a dancer, actor and songwriter who has sold more than 80 million records around the world. His professional achievements include eight Grammy Awards and eight American Music Awards. He also received nine Soul Train Music Awards.
He’s also an actor, philanthropist, and activist. He seems to be able to conquer any challenge that he sets his mind on.
He has tons of fans everywhere who are eager to know what he’s up to lately and what he’s got on the drawing board. Here’s the scoop on this popular artist and amazing renaissance man.
Usher Releases A New Album
The public hasn’t heard from Usher in a while as far as new albums go. His last solo album, Hard II LoveHis 2016 album was released, and he also released a joint album with Zaytoven.
However, Usher appears to have a project in the works. He suggested that there might be a sequel to his mega-hit album in March 2019. Confessions (2004) was in the works.
He has also released singles. “Don’t Waste My Time” (December 2019),“SexBeat”(April 2020), “Bad Habits” (September 2020).
Usher spoke USA TodayAugust 2022 that his much-anticipated new R&B-infused album was almost finished. He also shared that the title would not be released. Confessions 2. He did not downplay the importance of this. Confessions’ influence on his current project.
“It’s been an inspiration throughout the process,”Usher explained. “Confessions was a successful album and I count down the days until I begin to launch this. It’s coming real soon. I’ve actually finished it, and I’m now going through the process of sequencing it and naming it.”
He has a Las Vegas residency in 2022 and 2023
An artist who has a Las Vegas residency is a sign they are a superstar. Celine Dion, Adele, Lady Gaga, and Celine Allie are just a few examples of famous songstresses who have enjoyed this honor.
Add Usher to the elite list. His Vegas stint at Park MGM’s Dolby Live theater won’t just feature him passively perched on a stool and holding a mic while he croons his top hits. Usher will also be doing some storytelling and roller-skating. The crowd sure will get their money’s worth!
Amidst all the glitz and glory, Usher hasn’t forgotten his desire to give back. Each ticket will contribute one dollar to his New Look foundation, which he founded in 1999 to aid underprivileged youth.
His 2022 Tiny Desk ConcertIt went viral
There are both stadium concerts and intimate venue concerts. Usher’s Tiny Desk Concert The NPR segment that was part Black History Month was clearly the former. It had a wonderful mellow vibe. It almost felt like everyone who watched it was right there. There were many funny memes that it spawned.
He became involved in legal battles during the latter 2010s
Disturbing accusations were reportedly levelled against Usher many years ago. In 2018, RadarOnlineClaimThat he was infected “a celebrity stylist”The herpes virus. He allegedly had unprotected sex without telling the other person that he was infected.
According to the article, Usher informed his partner that he had been tested for STDs. The results were negative so they continued having unprotected sexual relationships.
According to reports, the unnamed man eventually became “very sick”A headache, aches and painfuls, fever, chills and other symptoms. Also, she reportedly suffered from vaginal lesions and blisters. She was also diagnosed with herpes.
California law requires that someone suffering from genital herpes not have sex or inform their sexual partners before they allow them to have sex. On December 28, 2012, the case was settled by $1.1 million.
2017 TMZAs claimedUsher was also accused of having sex with another woman, and exposing her to herpes. He was later sued by her. During their initial sexual tryst at the woman’s home, TMZ alleges that Usher wore a condom, according to the woman’s lawsuit.
They allegedly had sex in New Orleans again at a hotel. Usher, however, reportedly wasn’t using a condom.
The woman supposedly grew worried when she read about Usher’s earlier legal case that was brought against him for having sex when he had herpes and failing to tell his partner. TMZClaim that the woman claimed she was “exposed”She did not claim she was infected by the virus.
She allegedly sued Usher because of emotional distress, negligence and battery. She wanted “at least $10 million in damages.”
However, the situation changed when the woman was allegedly tested positive for herpes. TMZ reported later. She demanded at most $20 million in punitive damages, for emotional harm and for medical bills.
This case was settled privately. The terms of the settlement were not publicized.
That was not the end of Usher’s alleged woes, though. The Los Angeles TimesIn 2017, this was reportedThree more people sued Usher (a Quantasia Sharpton woman, and an unnamed woman, and a man), alleging they had also had unprotected sexual relations with Usher. He did not disclose to them that he had herpes. Lisa Bloom, their attorney, stated that one of the three individuals, who were all her clients, had genital hispes.
They were accused of fraud, sexual battery, infliction emotional distress, and sexual battery. These three individuals settled with Usher in 2019.
Usher’s insurance company, New York Marine and General Insurance, reportedly sued him and his company, Fast Pace, Inc., because they didn’t want to cover any damages related to these lawsuits.The company dismissed the lawsuit in 2019.
He’s Growing His Family
Usher and Jenn Goicoechea (music executive) have been together since 2019, and have two children.
They were thrilled to announce the birth on September 24, 2020 of their daughter, Sovereign Bo Raymond. Usher had already two children with Tameka Foster, Usher V, and Naviyd Ely.
“We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond,”Usher posted a picture on Instagram. ” ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder on repeat.”
One year later, on September 29, 2021, Goicoechea gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy they named Sire Castrello Raymond.
He uses his wealth to support philanthropic endeavors
Usher has generously supported initiatives that assist people in improving their lives and helping them to rise up. He is aware of his wealth and talent. He seems to find fulfillment in sharing his wealth for the benefit of worthy causes.
Colin Kaepernick (ex-NFL player), who stirred controversy after he kneeled at the beginning of football games to protest police brutality and social inequity, was criticized by both supporters and opponents. In 2016, he pledged to donate $1 million to all organizations. “oppressed communities.”
He asked athletes and entertainers to match his $10,000 donation to any cause that they chose. H.O.M.E. received $10,000 from Usher. The charity is called Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure and it’s located in Georgia. KaePernick matched Usher’s donation for a combined total of $20,000 (per CNN).
He invested in Liquid I.V. in July 2019.California-based company that offers nutrition and wellness services. With every purchase, the company helps communities in greatest need. It was created to aid dehydrated children in developing countries. Liquid I.V. was launched to help dehydrated children in developing countries. Usher was one of many celebrities who invested their money. The Hollywood Reporter. James Corden and Maria Shriver were also present.
Remy Martin joined him for a special campaign to promote its beverages
Usher had a long-standing friendship with Remy Martin cognac-maker, who was also a partner in his OMG World Tour. The Usher x Rémy Martin 1738: Passionate TasteAnother collaboration was with the brand was a promotional campaign.
The company released their 1738 Accord royal beverage, housed in a limited-edition glass bottle and accompanied with an “immersive experience” for Usher’s My WayLas Vegas residency
According to the manufacturer, this was a very limited edition. ForbesAccording to, “[w]hile there were 50 bottles produced, only 25 bottles will be available for purchase as NFTs via BlockBar at the going rate of $500.”
In just two seconds, they were gone!
Usher has been busy lately, both in public and behind the scenes. He is currently working on creative projects and always remembers how to give back.
Now that Usher’s legal troubles seem to be behind him, he can devote himself fully to what he loves doing most—and the powerful music that we love hearing from him.