We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Usher, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the “Let It Burn” singer’s life that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Lived With P.Diddy. When Usher was just a young teenager, he struggled for some time. When he won on the show Star Search, Usher was contacted by P.Diddy, and P.Diddy offered Usher the chance to move to the east coast and live with him. P.Diddy then became his mentor.
Number Seven: He Is a Vegan. Though Usher does not actively speak about his veganism, he is 100 percent a full-fledged vegan. He began as a vegetarian, but after his father died in 2008, he decided to pursue an even healthier lifestyle and began a vegan diet.
Number Six: He Has a Road Named After Him. Usher was born in Tennessee, and the state has a lot of pride regarding his roots. There is a road in Chattanooga, Tennesse that is named after him. The road is called the Usher Raymond Parkway.
Number Five: He Is a Famous Godfather. Usher’s godfather is Ben Vereen, who is an actor, singer and dancer. Usher has been well-connected from the very beginning!
Number Four: He Had Four Consecutive Number One Hits. From Usher’s 2004 album, Confessions, came four consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100. The hits were “Yeah!,” “Burn,” “Confessions Part II,” and “My Boo.”
Number Three: He Was Named the Second Most Successful Artist of the 2000s. Billboard named Usher the second most successful artist of the aughts, which is a pretty high honor if you ask us!
Number Two: He Was Part of a Group Before He Went Solo. Before Usher attained fame as a solo artist, he was part of a group called the NuBeginnings. He recorded 10 songs with the group.
Number One: He Can Act. Usher debuted as an actor in the series Moesha, and he later got a role in 1998’s The Faculty as a result of his role in Moesha. He went on to act in several more roles after that.