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  • Usher Through the Years

    Usher Through the Years
    Usher performs at the Nokia Theatre in New York City on March 30, 2010 for "Good Morning America's" Spring Concert Series. The Grammy-winner's album "Raymond v. Raymond" hit stores on the same day.
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  • Usher Through the Years

    Usher Through the Years
    Usher performed "Hey Daddy" and "There Goes My Baby" on "Good Morning America" on March 30, 2010.
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  • Usher Through the Years

    Usher Through the Years
    Usher and "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts on stage at the Nokia Theatre.
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  • Usher Through the Years

    Usher Through the Years
    When Usher Raymond was 13, he competed on "Star Search" and got his big break. In a career spanning more than two decades, the five-time Grammy award-winning R&B singer-songwriter has branched out into acting and music production. A philanthropist, the artist has he spearheaded fundraising efforts for Haiti earthquake relief, and he runs the New Look foundation for young children.
  • Usher Through the Years

    Usher Through the Years
    Going by the stage name "Usher," the 31-year-old star's personal life has been marked by struggle. Last year he divorced the mother of his two young sons, and broke professionally from his mother, Jonnetta, who had been his manager. He said they had a professional "difference of opinion" but added that things are great between them and she's enjoying spending time with his sons.
  • Usher Through the Years

    Usher Through the Years
    The 2004 album "Confessions" sold more than 10 million copies in the United States, and included the hit songs "Confession," "Caught Up" and "Burn." Other hit albums by the artist include "My Way" and "8701." Usher has sold more than 45 million records worldwide.
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  • Usher Through the Years

    Usher Through the Years
    The artist says his new album – "Raymond vs. Raymond" -- released March 30 – shows the difference between the real Raymond and his public perception. "There's a perception of what life might be like for someone in my position and that perception is based on the access I've been granted, the women, wild nights … On the other side of that is the reality, the emotions, loves and real-life experiences … ," he said. Usher appeared in an exclusive "Good Morning America" concert March 30.