Usher Terry Raymond, born in Dallas on October 14, 1978 but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a world famous R&B musician, dancer, and actor. At the age of 12, his mother signed him up in local singing competitions and after performing on Star Search, he received a record deal with LaFace Records. Usher has a leggero tenor vocal range which is 3 piano octaves and 2 notes. He released his debut album, Usher in August 1994 when he was just 15. Since then he was monopolized the music scene, dropping albums like Confessions in 2004, which was the fastest-selling R&B album in history that sold over 1 million copies in the first week.