HOLLYWOOD—Usher, 37, known for his pop and R&B songs, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, September 7, according to reports. Usher’s star is located in front of the Eastown apartment complex at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue.
The star is unveiled in advance of Usher’s latest album “Hard to Love” that is set to be released next week and is the 2,588th star on the Walk of Fame. The singer shared his excitement for his star unveiling ceremony on social media.
“Almost time!” Usher posted on Twitter the day before the ceremony. “Excited to receive my #WalkOfFame [star] tomorrow. Meet me at 11:30 a.m. on 6201 Hollywood Boulevard.”
Usher is an eight-time Grammy winner with his most recent win in 2013 for the best rhythm and blues performance for “Climax.” In recent times, he has worked on his acting career playing boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard in the movie “Hands of Stone” and on Broadway playing lawyer Billy Flynn in “Chicago.”
Usher was born Usher Raymond IV on October 14, 1978. He was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee by his mother and they later moved to Atlanta. His mother entered him into local singing competitions at the age of 12 where he caught the attention of the brother of L.A. Reid, R&B producer and co-president of LaFace Records, according to the International Movie Database.
His debut album was released in 1994 on LaFace Records and the album was co-executive-produced by L.A. Reid and rapper Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs. Since his debut album, he has sold over 65 million albums, had nine Hot 100 No. 1 hits and 18 Hot 100 Top 10 singles. Some of his most popular songs include “U Remind Me” and “U Don’t Have To Call,” each winning him a Grammy.
“‘If you don’t evolve you’ll evaporate,’” rapper Ludacris posted on Instagram. “Keep changing the game @usher Well deserved my brother. Proud of you. #realfriends”
“CONGRATULATIONS to @Usher on receiving the Hollywood Walk of Fame!” So So Def Records posted on Instagram. “We are so proud of you and love you!”
After the ceremony Usher posted on Twitter, “Thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point #Humbled #WalkOfFame”