You can't blame Usher for wanting to try something different. The R&B superstar enjoyed one of the wildest of rides in 2004 -- releasing the blockbuster album Confessions, becoming the first artist since the Bee Gees to have three singles in the Top 10 at the same time, and singing with everyone from James Brown to Alicia Keys. He's had his success in music.
Now the 26-year-old is changing things up by heading into the world of film. In the Mix is a comedy that finds Usher playing a lady-killing DJ hired to chaperone a Mafioso's daughter. But after Confessions, is there anything else left for him to bare? Oh yes. We uncovered some interesting facts, and learned why this sexy dude won't be singing about threesomes in the future.
1. Usher got his first kiss when he was 12 years old.
2. He's turned off by hairy legs.
3. When he was 13 years old, he held a note on Star Search for 12.1 seconds. In 2003 he returned to the show as a guest judge.
4. Early in his career, Usher recorded a jingle for Coca-Cola's Christmas advertising campaign.
5. As an April Fool's prank, he convinced a friend he was going to commit suicide because he couldn't handle the pressure of fame.
7. At the 1998 Grammy awards, Usher inadvertently introduced Bob Dylan as "Bill Dylan."
9. He collapsed in 2000 while recording the follow-up to his second album My Way. Doctors said he was suffering from "dehydration and exhaustion."
10. Usher says the idea of two women making love is not isn't really his cup of tea. "Whenever I've been confronted with it," he told Blender, "I got jealous."
11. Janet Jackson practiced part of her infamous Super Bowl performance at Usher's mansion.
12. Usher had to learn how to ride a horse for his part in 2001's Texas Rangers. "Saddles are hard when you're not used to it," he observed.
13. In 2002, Usher played a young Marvin Gaye on the TV show American Dreams.
14. Usher was cast as singer Jackie Wilson in Ray, but the character was eventually dropped from the film.
15. He proposed to then-girlfriend Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas while having sex. "You coming on crazy," the TLC singer replied.
16. Usher has an entertainer alter ego that he calls "Big Time." He also refers to himself as "Mr. Entertainment."
18. Usher once bought his mother a Jaguar for Mother's Day. His mother returned the favor by buying the young star a Range Rover for Christmas.
20. Usher insists on having red, green, yellow and blue M&Ms in his dressing room and fresh orchids in every room backstage.