Directed by his mother, Usher joined the local church youth choir in Chattanooga, when he was nine years old; there, his grandmother discovered his ability to sing, although it was not until Usher joined a singing group that she considered he could sing professionally.
Although Usher has always kept tight-lipped about his new romance, rumours have been circulating for years that Miguel left her husband for the star, who had already finalised his divorce from Raymond when they started dating.
"His revelation comes just weeks after he expressed his hopes that his ex-wife will drop his last name once he remarries."I'll marry again.
You know, I don't want to have a harem," the father-of-two said.
In 2008, he started his own record label Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture with talent manager Scooter Braun.
Canadian singer Justin Bieber is among the artists they represent.
PHOTOS: Celebrity engagements “She's happy but they're trying to keep it quiet,” an insider tells Us of the private couple, who looked cozy with one another at the Golden Globes Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles on Jan. Miguel’s ring finger was noticeably adorned with a giant diamond ring at the event.