Usher has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. The announcement was made on April 19th, 2023. Recognized for his extraordinary impact on the world of music, the R&B icon has left a lasting imprint on the industry, influencing countless artists with his exceptional talent and commitment to the craft.
Born Usher Raymond IV, the eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and dancer rose to fame in the 1990s with his debut album, Usher (1994). Since then, he has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Usher’s impressive career spans over three decades and includes a multitude of chart-topping hits, such as “Yeah!”, “Burn”, and “Confessions Part II”.
The honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music is not the first time Usher’s contributions to music have been recognized. Over the years, he has received numerous accolades, including Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, and BET Awards. The esteemed institution’s decision to honor Usher further solidifies his status as a legendary figure in the music industry.