He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his sophomore album My Way (1997), which spawned his first U. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Nice & Slow", amongst top-five singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and "My Way".
8701 (2001) produced the number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad", as well as top-five single "U Don't Have to Call".
The album has been certified 4-times platinum by the RIAA.
Usher's 2004 album Confessions sold over 10 million copies in the United States, and has been certified diamond by the RIAA.
"Thank you," Usher smiled, flashing his wedding ring when De Generes congratulated him. We had a great time -- wonderful woman, great family." WATCH: Usher Shows Off Wedding Band After Secret Wedding, Honeymoon in Cuba Usher gushed about Grace to last October, specifically, their love of travel.
"One thing that has come from having a great partner like Grace is being able to cherish the places that I've gone," he said.
"Not just as a dancer or as a performer or as a singer, but as a humanitarian and a businessman and as a person." Usher's September nuptials marks his second marriage.