With the release of his second album, Usher’s musical career took off like a rocket.
After releasing his second album, My Way, his son’s musical career really took off. The album quickly climbed to the top of the charts, becoming his first number one record and receiving praise from all corners. Afterwards, he achieved consecutive hits that resulted in him winning a total of eight Grammy Awards, 34 ASCAP Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, and eight American Awards. He has won a total of 18 Billboard Music Awards, which places him as the fifth-most awarded artist in the history of the Billboard Music Awards.
The failure of the first marriage
He got married to Jonetta Patton in 1976. They were deeply in love with each other. In the beginning of their marriage, he would always go out of his way to make her feel incredibly special and desired. Unfortunately, his wife decided to leave him after a few years of marriage because of his drug addiction. She thought it was overwhelming.
His wife gave him another chance.
She moved away from him and started working as a bank teller in a central bank in Dallas, Texas. He couldn’t take being without her anymore, so he called her and asked where she was. After she told him where she was, he moved to where she was. Usher tried to be a good husband by going to the hospital with his wife when she gave birth. But she soon found out that the thugs were in charge of him. When Usher was a year old, she left him and moved with her son and mother to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Father of five children.
When his son was just one year old, he withheld his love and affection from him as a father. In his latter years, he wed the woman who would become his second wife. Together with his second wife, he welcomed four children into the world: Shelly Lusk, three daughters named Tomika Johnson, Ursula Parson, and Ushyra Raymond, and one son.
He was unable to contact his son.
He has a long history of being absent from his son’s life. His son did not know his father, and because of this, he did not grow up with him. He was able to maintain contact with his son despite the fact that he had been addicted to crack cocaine for a considerable amount of time. His son was prepared to mend their relationship by giving up all of his things in order to do so. He was in need of a liver transplant and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit; fortunately, his son was willing to donate his liver for the procedure. Unfortunately, when he was getting the transplant, he went into a coma and never came out of it.
He passed away at an early age, and as a result, he was unable to appreciate the results of his labor. His son had already achieved fame by the time he was 13 years old. Jonetta, who raised her son as a single parent, devoted her life to helping her son realize his ambitions by removing obstacles that got in the way of his concentration on his craft. The reigning king of R&B is widely regarded as one of the most successful musicians of all time. Additionally, he is a co-founder of the record label that is owned by Justin Bieber. The following is a breakdown of his net worth: In the year 2023, Usher will have a net worth of $180 million.
The cause of death
He had a heart attack on January 21, 2008, which sadly resulted in his passing at the age of 52. The funeral took place at the Taylor Funeral Home in Chattanooga, Tennessee.