Usher by the Numbers: Here’s Just How Hard He’s Dominated R&B

One of the biggest names in music pays a visit to the Stern Show on Monday

August 18, 2016
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On Monday morning, Howard welcomes the one and only Usher onto the Stern Show for the first time. The musician, movie star, and sit-up enthusiast (clearly) is starring in the new movie “Hands of Stone,” playing champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.

Landing a hit is nothing new to Usher, however. For over two decades, he’s been dominating the recording industry, racking up a total of 47 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his nine No. 1 singles:

“Nice & Slow” – 1998

“U Remind Me” – 2001

“U Got It Bad” – 2001

“Yeah!” – 2004

“Burn” – 2004

“Confessions Part II” – 2004

“My Boo” – 2004

“Love in This Club” – 2007

“OMG” – 2010

Add to that a Diamond album (“Confessions”), two multi-Platinum albums (“My Way” and “8701”), two Platinum albums (“Here I Stand” and “Raymond v. Raymond”), and one Gold album (“Looking 4 Myself”). Four of Usher’s albums have reached No. 1, including 2010’s “Raymond v. Raymond” which featured leadoff single:

“Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” – 2010

The Recording Academy likes Big Ush as well – they’ve awarded him eight Grammys throughout his career, including two Best Male R&B Vocal Performance awards:

“U Don’t Have to Call” – 2003

…and “There Goes My Baby” – 2011

Tune in Monday morning to hear Howard’s interview with the uber talented Usher, and see “Hands of Stone,” in theaters Friday, Aug. 26.