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Usher Signs With 100 Management: Exclusive

Usher of 'Burden'
Austin Hargrave

Usher from 'Burden' photographed on Jan. 21, 2018 at The Hollywood Reporter studio at Sky Strada in Park City, Utah.

Usher has signed a deal with 100 Management for worldwide representation, Billboard has learned. The Atlanta-based singer, who released his latest album, A, in collaboration with producer Zaytoven in October, is currently working on a follow up album for RCA that will be released in 2019.

Usher released his first album in 1994, at the age of 15, and has released eight more in subsequent years, including the latest with Zaytoven, with seven of those efforts reaching the top five of the Billboard 200. His 2004 album Confessions was certified diamond by the RIAA with over 10 million sales in the United States, and kicked off a run of four consecutive No. 1 albums for the singer. That album also produced four No. 1 singles on the Hot 100, among the nine he has achieved in his career.

Luke Mitzman founded 100 Management, which also represents Zane Lowe, Netsky and Maya B, among others. Mitzman will work with Usher’s current team, led by Julia Khan, in managing the singer’s career.

Usher has gone through several management shakeups throughout his career, having worked with the likes of Benny Medina, Randy Phillips and Scooter Braun at different times over the years, while his mother, Jonetta Patton, was often involved as well. He had married former Island Def Jam executive and then-manager Grace Miguel in 2015, though the couple announced their separation earlier this year.


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