Usher returns as a coach on "The Voice," NBC's Emmy-winning hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation's best voice.
Challenging himself creatively and testing musical boundaries are characteristics that have defined Usher's career since he was first discovered 20 years ago on Star Search. The Recording Industry Association of America ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 46 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including eight Grammy Awards, and was named the No. 1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album "Confessions" being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 No. 1 hits as a lead artist and 18 Hot 100 Top 10 singles.
Usher's business ventures include a best-selling line of fragrances as well as a business interest with RBMG (Raymond Braun Media Group), home to superstar Justin Bieber.
Usher will star as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film "Hands of Stone," a biopic of boxer Roberto Duran, played by Edgar Ramirez and co-starring Robert De Niro, that is due out late 2014.
Realizing that with success comes responsibility, Usher has also proven to be a major philanthropic force. Founded in 1999, his New Look Foundation empowers youth from impoverished communities to become leaders. In recognition of his accomplishments, Usher has been honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Trumpet Foundation, Do Something and the NAACP, and he was named the 2010 Ford Freedom Award Scholar.
Usher currently resides in Atlanta and is working on his eighth studio album.