Today we celebrate one of the world’s finest R&B mega stars Usher Raymond
The award winning singer R&B performer rose to fame after releasing his six-times Platinum-selling album My Way which earned him his first two Grammy Award nominations in 1998 and 1999.
Known for an impressive number of hit songs; “You Make Me Wanna”, “Nice & Slow” , “Confessions Part II”, “My Boo” and “My Boo”—which was certified Diamond, Usher is no doubt one of the best-selling musical artists – His 2004 album Confessions became the fastest-selling R&B album in history.
Before fame, he started out singing in his church choir at age nine. His first group was called the NuBeginnings, however his professional journey kicked off at the age of 12, his mother help spur him into local singing competitions, from there, he caught the eye of one of the faces of LaFace Records and since then, the award winning recording artiste has never looked back.
Raymond v. Raymond and Looking 4 Myself notably received Grammy Awards for R&B singles “There Goes My Baby” and “Climax”.
He married Tameka Foster on August 3, 2007 and they had two children together before divorcing in 2009. He then married Grace Miguel in 2015.
Usher is credited for discovering singing sensation Justin Bieber and helping him rise to fame with their collaboration song, “Somebody To Love.”
Recently Usher and Young Thug teamed up for the single ‘No Limit’.
Singing superstar Usher has been added as the headline act for the post-race concert at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas set for October 21 – 23.
Renowned fashion designer and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise.He is the designer of Polo fashions, fragrances and accessories.
During his early days he went to college to study business, but dropped out after two years, so he became a salesman at Brooks Brothers. In his school days he was known for selling hand-made ties .
From humble origins, he had a short short stint in the army, later on he moved back to New York City and started working as a clerk at Brooks Brothers.
He also boast of one of the world’s most valuable car collections
He is said to be the 235th richest person in the world.
He had three children with his wife Ricky whom he married in 1964.
Lauren stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the company in September 2015 but remains its Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.
He’s been busy recently with his 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection.
Ralph Lauren turns 77.
Happy birthday to the renowned personalities!