어셔 appeared on the US talent show 별, 스타 검색 when he was 13 years old. His performance on the show 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 초 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 초 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'.