Usher was going through puberty and having a difficult time adjusting his voice. Usher quickly adapted to the lavish lifestyle of Puff Daddy although in an interview with Rolling Stone, he expressed it as the "Hardest days" of his life.LA Reid became skeptical of Usher and put his recording on hold thinking about dropping him from the label. "I had to knuckle up, figure shit out in New York" he said.Alexander invited Bryant Reid, an A&R representative from La Face Records to see Usher perform on Star Search.
Looking 4 Myself (2012), also debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart and produced the Hot 100 top-ten single "Scream". Raymond and Looking 4 Myself received Grammy Awards for R&B singles "There Goes My Baby" and "Climax".
Usher has attained 9 US Hot 100 number-one singles.
Considered an icon and sex symbol, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
At age 10, Usher joined an R&B local quintet called the Nu Beginnings, which was organized by local music svengali, Darryl Wheeler.
Usher recorded 10 songs with the group in 1991, and the ensuing album, Nubeginning Featuring Usher Raymond IV, was only made available regionally and by mail order.
Bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "Yeah!