Usher is an American recording artist and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, “Nice and Slow”. His followup record 8701 (2001) produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad”. Both copies sold over 8 million albums worldwide, establishing Usher as one of the biggest selling rhythm & blues artists of the 1990s.
Usher’s success continued with his 2004 record Confessions, which has sold over ten million units in the United States, and been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an r&b artist in history, sold over 20 million units worldwide, and was named the best selling rhythm & blues album of the 2000s decade. It spawned a album breaking four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits—”Yeah!”, “Burn”, “Confessions Part II”, and “My Boo”. Usher’s 2008 record Here I Stand sold over 5 million albums worldwide, and its lead single “Love In This Club” peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.