Usher Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Congratulations are in order for Usher Raymond. His success and longevity as a music artist turned actor has landed him his own star on the Hollywood of Walk of Fame.
There's "No Limit" to the growing success of 37-year-old Raymond who was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
The Atlanta native shared the recognition on Twitter with a photo of him laying down on the ground next to his star. Raymond captioned the post showing his gratitude to everyone who contributed to his career achievements.
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) September 7, 2016
The ceremony took place in Los Angeles, CA with some past Walk of Fame honorees. Terry Lewis of the music production duo - Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis was present to show his support. Also present to share the prideful moment with Raymond were his close family members, as reported by Billboard.
His sons Usher Raymond V and Naviyd stood with their father, as well as his wife Grace, grandmother, aunt and mother, Jonetta Patton.
Raymond has always acknowledged the impact his mother had in making him a tremendous success since the very beginning of his career. His acceptance speech at the Los Angeles honoring ceremony was no different. The "Nice & Slow" singer expressed his gratitude to Patton, who worked as his manager for many years before stepping down but always remaining actively involved in his career choices.
"Mom, thank you for everything and all the people that you've actually helped to bring here," expressed Raymond during his speech according to Billboard. "They wouldn't be here if you didn't recognize and make sure you selected the right people to be around and to help me be the man I am today and in this position."
The Hands of Stone film star also thanked the most important people involved in his continued success - his fans.
"It's because of you that this shining star is here," stated Raymond. "Now it's your responsibility to come down here every chance you get to shine my star. That's the smallest thing that I could ask of you right now especially given the fact that I'm going to be walked on."
Though Raymond was the 2,588th person to receive a star on the famous strip, for him it still felt like he was the very first, and vowed to continue to give fans that "Ursher" music that they have loved and supported since his 1994 debut album, Usher.
His highly anticipated eigth studio album, Hard II Love, is due out Sept. 16.