Usher has been very successful in the music business and if you ask around some may even say he holds the crown. There is always a few bumps getting to the the top and Usher has seen his share of hard times. At the age of 11, Usher joined a r&B local quintet called Nu Beginnings organized by Darryl Wheller. He recorded 10 songs with the group in 1991. The album was released by mail order only. After the release of the album, Usher was taken out of the group by his mom who said it was a bad experience.