Six-year-old Usher knew he would be a sensation, credits his nanny for pushing him to bigger dreams

Six-year-old Usher knew he would be a sensation, credits his nanny for pushing him to bigger dreams
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Not many people dream big and even if they do, they do not have the confidence that those dreams can be fulfilled. Ok, let's consider one has a dream and the self-belief with it. More often than not, some or the other would take on the voice of the society and just snub the dream shut. Usher, however, had a really lucky childhood. He knew he wanted to be a singer at a very young age and he knew he would be a star. What's more, he had someone to encourage his dream.


Usher, while appearing on the latest episode of ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden', revealed that the roots of his stardom run really deep and he started to dream at a very early age. The 'U Remind Me' singer has won the Grammy eight times and received numerous other awards. His contribution to music has been pivotal in the growth of the industry. In short, he has made his childhood dream come true.


When James Corden asked Usher about the time when the latter first realized that he wanted to be a singer, Usher was quick to respond, “When I was 6 or 7 I had that belief like every other kid”.

Going on to explain the factors that encouraged him to pursue his ambition, Usher thanked his nanny, who always asked him to “dream and think as big as he can”. 

Usher also used the platform to talk about his upcoming stint as a host for the 2020 ‘iHeartradio Music awards’, which is set to take place on March 29. 

Even while he is quite excited about the new role he would be playing, the singer is quite petrified, should the ceremony experience any glitch. It seemed pretty nervous for a confident star like him.

He stated on a funny note, “I don’t do stand-ups. What do I do? Run off the stage?” And then, Usher answered his own question, saying he would take out money and make it rain over the people.

Some people had suggestions for Usher, though. James Corden reflected on his own experience and told Usher not to perform and look for fillers when he’s got a technical issue. ‘Star Trek: Picard’ star Alison Pill, who graced the episode, went on to suggest Usher to “dance your way out of the situation calling it a dance break”.

In the later segment of the show, Usher briefly spoke about his movie ‘Burden’, which is based on a true story. 

Sharing his experience of working in the film, he said, “I felt I was privileged to be a part of a movie that could tell such a strong story about a man who wants to redeem himself through love.”


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