Usher and his wife, Tameka Foster, welcomed a baby boy at 9:55 p.m. Monday night, a representative for the singer has confirmed to MTV News. The baby weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and has been named Usher Raymond V.
Usher said in a statement released Wednesday (November 28), "We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son. What a blessing!"
Usher was with his wife and new son Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, and the family is expected to head home on Wednesday, according to People.com.
[article id="1570577"]The singer revealed in September that he and Foster were expecting a boy[/article], and on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in August, he said that if the baby were male, he'd like to name him Usher. "If it's a boy, I'm going to name him Usher," he said. "I'm hoping to name him that. I've been playing with a few names. I'm the fourth: Usher Raymond IV. I just want to pass the name on. Maybe I'll change the middle name."
Usher, 29, and Foster, 36, were married in a [article id="1566367"]private ceremony on August 3[/article] and renewed their vows on September 1 in Atlanta.
They were originally scheduled to swap vows in July, but called off the event at the last minute, after Foster had an unspecified "pregnancy scare." [article id="1555859"]Usher unexpectedly announced their engagement to MTV News in March.[/article]
[This story was originally published at 5:24 pm E.T. on 11.27.2007]