Usher Raymond turns 36 on October 14 — and to celebrate the gorgeous crooner’s birthday, we’re taking a look back at his fabulous year in photos!
Dancing and singing his way into our hearts at the age of 15, Usher marks more than two decades of entertaining fans this year as well. His timeless hits and AB-solutely amazing performances have earned him a total of eight Grammys and an astounding 18 Hot 100 Top Ten Hits. Let’s recap the talented star’s past year!
Usher’s Birthday: Singer Celebrates Turning 36
Usher jumped into movies this year, lending his voice to Muppets Most Wanted, and playing former professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in Hands of Stone, opposite the great Robert De Niro. Could this singer have his sights set on an Oscar next?
Usher has been pretty hush-hush about his upcoming eighth studio album. Though he still hasn’t announced an official release date, he will introduce the new album on his upcoming The UR Experience tour in November. He has said that the album was inspired by his own past work — we can’t wait to hear it!
Usher has also hinted that concertgoers can expect possible guest performers to accompany him on stage! It should be great!
Usher: His Advice To His Mentees
In an interview with Complex magazine in September 2014, Usher spoke candidly about artists whose careers he’s helped shaped. Usher talked about Kanye West, who was his opening act during his Confessions tour, and then imparted advice for his controversial protégé, Justin Bieber.
Usher has expressed disappointment in Justin’s questionable actions throughout this past year, and he continued to do so in this interview.
He claims that all he can do for the troubled singer is, “be supportive as a friend and remind him what it means to be great.”
Giving some pretty quotable advice, Usher exclaims, “F*ck being popular… If you do something great, you’ll be popular forever.”
Sending lots of love to the entertainer on his special day!
— Maryam Rasheed