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It is the birthday of one of the most famous and celebrated American singer, Usher. Usher Raymond IV who is well known for his stage name as Usher has turned 36 today.
The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. Till date, he has sold over 65 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists of all time. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. At the end of 2009, Usher was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.
Billboard also placed Usher at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Usher with his many hit songs has made us fall in love with him. On his birthday, here are some of the best songs of Usher that topped Billboard which you must add to your playlist.
Greatest Hits Of Usher: Birthday Special
"Yeah" Featuring Jon and Ludacris: This is one of the classic hits of Usher that not only ruled the Billboard chart but shot Usher to fame. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and for 12 weeks, the song was at #1 in the US. "Yeah" sold over 1 million physical copies and later over 3 million digital copies. It hit #1 in most major pop music markets worldwide.
"Burn": The sad romantic song is said to be talking about Usher's broken heart and failed love life of that time. The 2004 hit received Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Male Vocal and R&B Song of the Year. "Burn" spent eight weeks at #1 in the US and hit #1 in the UK.
"OMG": The party song featuring Will.I.Am is from Usher's sixth studio album Raymond Vs. Raymond. "OMG" went to #1 in the US and the UK and sold over four million digital copies.
"Caught Up": This song from his album Confessions was the hit party song which led the top 10 on the pop singles charts in both the US and the UK.
"DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" Featuring Pitbull: This party song with europop music was first offered to Rihanna but she dropped it down. "DJ Got Us Falling In Love" became Usher's 16th top 10 pop hit. It sold over three million digital copies and became a top 10 pop hit around the world.
"U Remind Me": This is one of the biggest hits of Usher and he got his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal as well.
"Love In This Club" Featuring Young Jeezy: This was the first song from his album, Here I Stand. The Eurodance music was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 continuous weeks.
"Nice & Slow": The 1998 song from second single album, My Way was his first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.