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Usher is a successful American R&B and pop musician who began making music at age 15. His hit albums include My Way, Confessions and Looking 4 Myself.
Usher - Mini Biography (2:51)
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Adam Levine - Songwriting (1:44)
After performing on "Star Search," Usher landed a recording contract with LaFace Records and released his first album at the age of 15. His album "Confessions" sold over 10 million copies and featured the hit song "Yeah!"
Jennifer Hudson first entered the spotlight as a contestant on "American Idol" in 2004. In 2006, she starred in the movie musical "Dreamgirls," which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Born and raised in New York City, Alicia Keys began piano lessons at age 7. After graduating from the Professional Performance Arts School, she signed a deal with Clive Davis. Her debut album "Songs in A Minor" earned her five Grammys.
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Tragedy struck Usher's family again the following August. His son Usher Raymond V got caught a pool drain at the singer's Atlanta home. Usher's aunt was watching the child when the incident happened and had tried to free the boy. The child was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
After this pool accident,
Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster launched a legal battle to regain custody of the couple's two children. She claims that the singer is "not capable of providing daily caregiving and supervision for the minor children" in her legal filing, according to CNN. But the judge in the case disagreed with Foster and allowed Usher to retain custody of the children.
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