Usher: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Usher, born Usher Terry Raymond IV, is one of the most talented R&B singers and songwriters in the industry. Though he may have strayed from the spotlight in recent years, he spent a lot of his life in the 1990s and early 2000s in the public eye. Here, we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Usher. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: He Dated a Member of TLC. Usher dated Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC for two years. The two looked pretty cute together, don’t you think? They dated from 2001 to 2003. The two were very much in love.

Number Fourteen: His Favorite Candy Is M&Ms. The singer reportedly loves the chocolate candy that melts in your mouth, not in your hands.

Number Thirteen: He Got His Start in Church. Usher first started singing in a youth choir at a local church. That comes as quite a surprise, considering some of the dirty lyrics in many of his songs.

Number Twelve: He Has a Momager. Usher’s mom was a medical technician, but she eventually left her job. She left her job so she could work with him to manage his career.

Number Eleven: He Likes Basketball. In fact, Usher likes basketball so much that is the part-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers! He belongs to a group of people who bought the team for an impressive $375 million.

Number Ten: He Has Been Accused of Being an Absent Father. Usher married Tameka Foster in 2007, and the two have two sons together. The couple went through a very public separation, and Foster tried to accuse Usher of being an absent father so she could get custody of the two boys. However, in 2012, Usher was awarded primary custody of the two boys.

Number Nine: He Is a Philanthropist. Usher found the charity called New Look. New Look is a non-profit organization that aims to “provide young people with a new look on life through education and real-world experience.” Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Usher, coming soon!