This morning featured artist on the Midday Concert Series was born Usher Raymond on October 14, 1978.

As a kid, he grew up idolizing Michael Jackson and knew that performing was his passion. 

He released his first single in 1993 called “Call Me A Mack” which did not do much on the charts only reaching as high as #56.

Four years later, Usher would release the song that would make him a household name called “You Make Me Wanna…” that not only went to #1 on the charts, but stayed there for a phenomenal 11 weeks and was certified platinum as well.