Usher appeared on the US talent Zeigen star, sterne Suchen when he was 13 years old. His performance on the Zeigen eventually earned him a contract with LaFace Records. His first song for them was 'Call Me A Mack' which was released on the Poetic Justice soundtrack.
The Sekunde album, My Way, was released in 1997 The lead single, 'You Make Me Wanna' was a number one hit and has been certified platinum. The Sekunde single. 'Nice and Slow' reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Usher's first Grammy nomination was 'Best Male R&B Vocal Performance' for 'You Make Me Wanna'.