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How tall is Usher? Height estimates vary, but according to most sources, Usher stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Some websites suggest Usher Terry Raymond IV is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, while others grant the R&B star an extra inch and say he’s 5 feet, 9 inches. Either way, the singer and dancer is slightly below the average for U.S. males, which is 5 feet, 9.2 inches, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Usher’s height—if it is, in fact, 5 feet, 8 inches tall—means he’s shorter than Kanye West (5 feet, 9 inches), Jay-Z (6 feet, 2 inches), Drake (6 feet, 2 inches), and Chris Brown (6 feet, 1 inch). The Looking 4 Myself hitmaker is the same height as Rihanna, but he’s got the edge on other female pop stars, including Nicki Minaj (5 feet, 4 inches), Brandy (5 feet, 7 inches), and even Beyonce (5 feet, 7 inches).

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Usher may not be tall, but he makes up for his lack of height with tremendous talent. The seven-time Grammy winner has sold more than 65 million records worldwide, and according to Billboard, he’s the second most successful artist of the 2000s. First place? Eminem, who is also said to stand between 5 feet, 8 inches, and 5 feet, 9 inches.

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