How tall is Usher Raymond

Usher Raymond's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

American Singer and Actor from The Faculty. On his resume he used to list himself "HT: 5'10½" and "WT: 150 lbs"

How tall is Usher Raymond
Usher with Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun
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Average Guess (51 Votes)
5ft 7.72in (172cm)
5'10 Dude said on 9/Jul/22
I doubt he's over 5'8. Check out this photo of Usher and Kanye. Kanye might have a footwear advantage, but I feel like his legs also appear longer than Usher's.

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Cold Water said on 20/Mar/22
173.5 cm
Truthteller27 said on 15/Nov/21
The accurate guess is right he is just under 5'8. Maybe this picture is old or something but bieber is about 5'8 now so is the same as Usher but looks shorter in this picture but is wearing flat shoes versus ushers lifted shoes.
166.4cm kid said on 5/Jun/21
172cm at most in my opinion
Kreezy Shade said on 22/Feb/21
5'7 1/2- 5'8
ewie said on 22/May/20
this was back in late 2014 biebs was estimated at 5'6.5-5'7
viper said on 21/May/20
Wonder how he came up with 5-10.5

He's not that in shoes
Editor Rob
Probably just added 2 inches, then though, if I add another half inch, that'll fool them!
Canson said on 20/May/20
Omg! 5’10 1/2? Wonder what funny stuff he’s smoking. He would barely make 5’8”. On occasion I could see 5’7.75” or 5’7.5-5’8
Robby Harris said on 20/May/20
He billed himself as 5'10.5" Rob? If so, he's even worse of a height fibber than Sly was!
Editor Rob
Yes, a surprising find. Click Here.

His 150 lbs is easy to believe at 5ft 8 range, after faculty, but 5ft 10.5 height is just a bit hard to imagine.
LNM said on 22/Feb/20
I've hugged him and spent some time interacting with him, and he's probably my height or slightly taller. I'm 5'6" on a good day.
Zay said on 16/Feb/20
He's the same height as Michael Jackson, who's listed on this site as 5'9.
Canson said on 17/Nov/19
@Bobby Shane: yes. He’s probsbly not a full 5’8 either
cmillz said on 24/Sep/19
Very questionable footwear in that PR photo too.
cmillz said on 23/Sep/19
He’s overlisted. no taller than 5’7.
khaled taban said on 8/Jul/19
He is 172cm, 0.5cm taller than Justin bieber.
MD said on 7/Jun/19
Aww, bless your heard, Grace, you poor, dizzy little thing.
Grace Akinlemibola said on 5/Jun/19
Usher is absolutely 6 feet. And I'm not guessing. This is fact. Not sure where this lie keeps coming from, but he's definitely 6 feet and he is absolutely NOT a "die hard" vegan. He's talked about still eating beef, chicken, and bacon numerous occasions even while claiming to be on a vegan fast. I swear this isn't the first article and you all started diminishing his height over the past few years as if the herpes lie in the press suddenly made him shorter. Stop it!

P.S. If there were an option for 6 ft, I would have voted for his correct height of 6 feet, but since you don't have accuracy, I'll just input the highest option choice you have, which is 5'10, simply to increase the "average guess" calculation. Because you all are not fact-ridden. Thanks.
Damon Blank said on 21/Apr/19
No. I don't think that is. He'd probably be around 5 ft 7 1/2 to 3/4 at best. I don't think 5 ft 8 cuts it. My opinion.
James Keffer (185 cm) said on 17/Feb/19
I do think he's 173 cm (a flat 5'8) but what's weird is that he looked in the 179-180 cm range with MJ (175 cm) and Chris Tucker (184 cm) Click Here 4:20-5:20 . Now, normally, I'd assume he's wearing lifts but he was dancing and it's really hard to dance in lifts, let alone 2.5-3 inch lifts.
Canson said on 21/Jan/19
Doesn’t look all that solid a 5’8”. I agree with Rob about the lowest he’d ever argue being closer to the truth 5’7.5 or 5’7.5-.75 weak 5’8
Zampo said on 20/Oct/18
Not sure where some of these estimates are coming from but the nearest feet & inches Usher would measure to is 5'8. He generally looks around 5'8 with celebs (whether slightly above or lower).
Gracian said on 11/Aug/18
I do not understand why other people want to argue about the downgrade for him to 171 cm, I really do not see him under 5'8"! I think that he can be easily over 5'8". Here are his photos from Sugar Ray Leonard a few years ago: Click Here
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And here Usher next to Michael Jackson in 2001, Michael could have 5'9.25" but he did not look much taller than Usher: Click Here
Rob, 174 cm is possible for him?
Editor Rob
From all I've seen over the years, I think close to 5ft 8 is still believable. 5ft 9 and 7 I can't see.
Leonari said on 12/May/18
Looks half inch shorter than James Corden
Peter175 said on 12/Feb/18
M58 this pic was almost 5 years ago, I think late 2013. Bieber didn't look to reach his full adult height until age 20-21. He has looked the same since 2015 onward but harder to say he was in 2013 at 19. I think he was weak 5'7 here and around weak 5'8 now. Not a big difference but Usher looks a whole inch taller, nowaday JB and usher look very very close
M58 said on 11/Feb/18
@Rob: Had Bieber finished growing by the time the above pic was taken?
Editor Rob
I'm not sure he had.
Jake94 (5'9 said on 24/Jan/18
I think a downgrade is due for this one.
Soniaa said on 26/Dec/17
He's 5'9 in present actually
Anonymous said on 16/Nov/17
Given Weindstein at 6', strange picture

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andre said on 7/Nov/17
a well know psychic my friend from kasamba fruno says justin bieber awakes in the morning at 171cm with shoes

justin height is 168cm barefoot at night never was taller then that
Slim 6' said on 1/Nov/17
he’s a pop singer actually.
Slim 6' said on 31/Oct/17
HE needs a category aswell, I’m thinking American rappers or pop singers.
Warren said on 30/Oct/17
Maybe 171cm
Harris said on 23/Oct/17
Looks easily as tall as 174 cm Lenny Kravitz: Click Here and Sugar Ray Leonard: Click Here who I believe was no shorter than 5'8.5" at the very least at this time; 2013, and in fact Rob who met Sugar Ray that same year said he was more a 5'9" guy in person, which he's listed at. Usher even almost looks taller than him in this pic: Click Here under 5'8" for him is pure rubbish imo. He also didn't look far off Michael Jackson's height, who was likely near 5'9" as listed: Click Here
Harris said on 23/Oct/17
I notice people on here mentioning his footwear advantage with Bieber in the pic at the top of the page. Consider that Usher is slouching quite a bit, and is still noticeably taller than Bieber, who I think there is enough evidence to suggest is not under his 171 cm listing. Usher can even pull off looking 174 cm at times.
Harris said on 23/Oct/17
Rob: Where exactly did the 5'7.5" listings come from? It wasn't his own claim was it? In fact, what height (if he did claim one) came directly from Usher himself?
Editor Rob
I can't recall seeing a quote, although I've not looked in depth to find out.
5'11.25 at noon said on 2/Oct/17
I don't see him measuring over 5'8 if he's 5'9 than how tall are Pharrell or Jamie fox??
KH said on 18/Sep/17
Usher is one of these guys that is almost always wearing thick shoes. Has he every given his height? I would take an inch or two off whatever that is if he has. Weak 5'8 range with a possibility to be a little shorter then that. I mean look at the picture above I don't know a person with shoes like that a sneaker with a two inch sole.
Cameron said on 27/Aug/17
This should be downgraded to a weak 5'8".
John said on 7/Aug/17
I think he should be around 171.7 to 172.4cm. As he is at least quarter inch or more shorter than 5'8 range (172.8cm)
Ben said on 22/Jul/17
He's obviously wearing lifts I say weak 5'7
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
5'7.5 like Height said no less than maybe 5'7.25
Charlie said on 2/Jun/17
lol I read Justin Bieber claimed to be 5'9? ha unreal. Scooter Braun has 2 heights on the Internet 5'8 and 5'11. I will say 5'7 for Usher, 5'7 1/4 for Scooter and 5'5 for Justin Bieber. The taller guys look about average height for Men.
Jani said on 19/May/17
No more than 171cm. He is noticeably shorter than Pharrell who is around 174cm and in the picture with Scooter and Biebs he seems to be having some serious lifts in his shoes and Bieber has pretty flat shoes.
delancey said on 1/May/17
Yeah this is a weird listing Rob. I'd at least have him pegged at 172 cm, he's definitely not 5'8.
MD said on 2/Mar/17

One more time...

With 5'8.5" Pharrell Williams. This is a great shot as they are on a flat surface, similar shoes and no real angle:

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There is honestly at least an inch between them. This 5'8" is too high.
height said on 15/Feb/17
i think 5 ft 7.5
MD said on 28/Oct/16
I'm not saying he's a lot shorter than the current listing, but he's definitely under 5'8" rather than over it. He could come away with looking average if he were 5'8" or over and he NEVER does.
MD said on 26/Oct/16

With 5'8.5" Keith Urban:

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First question is if the footwear accounts for all of the difference, here, and is Keith Urban really 5'8.5"?
Editor Rob
I think the wrong link was included, it is This one I presumed. There can look maybe 3cm between them, how much difference in footwear I'm not sure, those shoes Urban wears look a bit funny.

There's another event they were closer in height Underneath. If Usher is under 5ft 8 I don't think it is much, he never strikes me as a guy who stands great, always a kind of loose stance.
Jay said on 15/Jul/16
Rob I think he is 5'7" barefoot
realheight said on 7/Jun/16
max 5'6". tiny (or tall) people are worst liars. if usher is 5'8", i'm a giant.
5'11 Guy said on 12/Mar/16
Houdaloth,I believe Usher wore pretty big heels (inner heels) I believe cuz' his shoes looked very large...And yes it is possible to dance in high heels!!
Houdaloth said on 19/Feb/16
In the Madison garden performance next to Michael, you can see they are similar height.
Usher is 5'9 solid.
Celebheights is a speculative site.
Various people will give differing heights.
5'9 is spot on.
Aaron zamora said on 5/Feb/16
How tall do you think Romeo Santos is?
Weezy said on 6/Nov/15
Any ideas how tall Kid Ink is? Here's two pictures next to Usher
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Looks smaller here
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Why is he taller here? Different angle, posture?
Editor Rob
Ink can look somewhere in 5ft 8 range, maybe I would start him at 5ft 8.5
MD said on 23/Oct/15
Rob, I'm still having a hard time with this listing. Here is a recent pictures with Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is listed at a full 5'10" but who may be every-so-slightly shorter:

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Even with the angle this is more than two inches, and there is just so much more evidence showing Usher not at 5'8".
Editor Rob
the low angle/closeness and chewie being possibly slightly closer could account for difference.

One thing with Usher, at times he really can look under 5ft 8, but his posture doesn't look great half the time.
MD said on 18/Aug/15

Can we get a better listing for Usher? Here he is with Zedd, who isn't much over 5'8", himself:

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To flesh out Zedd's height a bit more - something I think we did on the height request maybe a few months ago? - here he is with 5'10" Jason Derulo. Jason's not standing straight in most pictures, but it's clear the difference is fairly significant.

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With 5'9.5" David Guetta:

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With 5'9" Jared Leto:

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None of these are great pictures, but I think it shows Zedd can't really be over 5'8.5", and he's certainly more than just half-an-inch taller than Usher. Even in the case Zedd was a full 5'9" Usher still wouldn't be quite 5'8" next to him.
Blink said on 3/Aug/15
Have to agree with John, I'd say 5'7 range.
John said on 14/Jul/15
In this video with 5'6.5 ellen degeneres he looks the same height maybe even shorter than ellen. Click Here And his shoes look suspect.
Alex said on 9/May/15
There's no way he's 5'8
MD said on 7/May/15

With a 5'9.5" David Guetta:

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Usher is obviously leaning, but so is Guetta. Usher may be losing more height, but it's neglible. Coupled with all the other evidence, and perhaps it's time to reconsider this listing. A full 5'8" is more than a bit of a stretch for him.
joelj said on 21/Feb/15
5' 6.5" without lifts
MD said on 20/Feb/15
With 5'7.25" Moby:

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Nick 179.8 said on 19/Feb/15
hes 5'7 no more
Kevin said on 23/Dec/14
Rob i think its high time you downgrade his height. 5'8 is too generous a claim.
MD said on 17/Dec/14
With 5'7.5" Ryan Seacrest:

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MD said on 12/Dec/14
This is a bit too high. He's not any taller than 5'7.5" Ryan Seacrest. But, a 5'7" is too short, and a 5'6" listing is out of the question compeletely. He's somewhere in between 5'7" and 5'7.5".
NNA said on 9/Dec/14
Rob, Please correct the height of Usher here. look at this picture with justin bieber:

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Usher is probably 5'6 to 5'7. Please correct the height measurement.
doesnt matter said on 13/Mar/14
i posted this years ago but i'll do it again. i saw him at walmart standing next to me. i had already ordered my deli meat and he was waiting. i'm 5,9". he was a couple inches shorter. funny part is i now see people agree hes 5'7 or so but back then when i posted (2008) it was met with serious doubt.
Zjun said on 4/Jan/14
5' 7½" definitely. Not that it makes a big difference. But still he doesn't look a full 5' 8" especially with 5' 6" Justin Beiber Rob.
Hola said on 20/Dec/13
With the recent pics with Bieber I think you need to re-evaluate Usher's height. I can tell people have argued 5'7 is his real height before, and I think it shines through quite clearly in the pics with Bieber, there's a miniscule chance that bieber has grown an inch in two months, but aged 19 it's far less likely than that Usher is really 5'7. Which he quite frankly also looks.
Sain't said on 25/Aug/13
He wears lifts. 5'8" is fair.
someone said on 18/Mar/13
He was touring our school today for his child. (Go to a small school so yes we saw the pre-k and kindergardners im in 5th) He probably 5'7 he didnt look that tall today. So excited he is maybe going to our school. I got his autograph. HYPERVETELATING :)
Elijah said on 14/Feb/13
@Michael: at that height and age you are over 99th percentile. Like you, I was (and still am, lol) 6' at 14 as well and definitely towered over everyone else at the time. It's definitely not so common to be that tall at that age... maybe not exactly rare but you are definitely at the "top" at that height and age. I was by far the tallest in my class at the time and taller than almost all of the teachers as well.

So it's definitely not exactly common either to be that tall at that age.
Michael said on 7/Jan/13
some of the comments on here are ridiculous.

Taller (you kid us not) than your 14 year old? I was 6' at 14(never got any taller) and I dont think that is that rare.

A. Your 14 year old may very well end up short.

B. Who cares?

C. Idiots on this site, smh
mel said on 17/Dec/12
I actually met him in Dubai recently and he is about 170 cm max.. Was shocking bec he isn't that tall...
ababa said on 5/Dec/12
definitely 5'8" i saw him last time downtown
Gigi said on 2/Dec/12
I actually met Usher and shook his hand in March 2006 in Cleveland, Ohio at a young achievement weekend given by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland. I am 5'9" and he was just slightly shorter than me. I will say he is probably 5'8". I don't think any taller. Whatever, I'm one of his greatest fans and I love him!
nmst said on 24/Nov/12
i think he's around 5'7
watch the new luda's video "rest of my life", he stands next to luda and looks almost same height
B said on 27/Oct/12
Rob I'm 176.6 cm and I've met him and stood around him, sadly I couldn't get a pic but I'll say this...he didn't look 5' 8'' to me, 5' 7'' is closer to reality. Rob I really don't think 171 cm for him is out of the question my brother is 172 cm tall and appears a bit taller. I'd guarantee if you met him yourself you would be taller I'd bet money on it, a lot of money. A closer inspection perhaps?
Ian said on 24/Oct/12
Usher was wearing flat basketball type trainers and was dancing in them so I doubt they had lifts in but he appeared slightly taller than Graham Norton and a little smaller than Arnold wearing shoes. I would say 5ft9 or 9.5 is a possibility as Graham Norton is 5ft8.5 and was wearing shoes.
Silent d said on 21/Oct/12
5 foot 8 with nice lifts on the graham norton show. A few cm shorter than arnold.
171cm said on 18/Sep/12
He looks 171cm, maybe 173 when he wakes up.
Johnnyfive said on 15/Sep/12
Next to Romeo Santos who is listed in many sites as 6'1 and looks it

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I think Usher is 5'8 flat, and even 5'7.75 at night time.
Leedc said on 5/Jan/12
He is absolutely not taller than 5'8". I literally ran into him at a Whole Foods at the end of 2011 and was shocked. He was very nice and took pics with our group, but he was (I kid not) about 1/2 taller than my 14 y/o.
SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
He looked 5 foot 8.5 next to ellen. 174cm.
stoodnext2 said on 29/Nov/11
A full 2 inches taller that Ellen on her show 11/29/11
Adamz said on 21/Nov/11
Not under 5'7", come on.
MD said on 19/Nov/11

I don't think he's under 5'7", but he's definitely not a full 5'8". Here he is with 5'5.5" Kenny Chesney:

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I'm actually giving Usher the benefit of the doubt, here, as Kenny is almost surely in his cowboy boots. Even with that, though, there is no way Usher is 5'8". I'd really shave off half an inch if I were you. You know, to be honest, the more pictures I see, it is very possible he's slightly under 5'7", maybe only a quarter-inch.
josef said on 17/Nov/11
he's 5'6½
Silent d said on 9/Nov/11
5 foot 8. He always looked much taller than bieber. I think he is shorter than kanye west. Usher never looked tall to me. Same height as oprah with huge heels.
Phil said on 16/Sep/11
I respect your opinion.
I think Usher is 5 foot 7. 75 = 172 cm.
MD said on 15/Sep/11

Usher isn't fat or anything, but nothing about that man is "skinny".
Phil said on 15/Sep/11
You know Rob. His skinny body gives the illusion of more height.
He is a 5 foot 7 man. Maybe 5 foot 7.75. He is just not 5 foot 8.
Phil said on 15/Sep/11
Rob, is 5 foot 7 possible? I think so. He looks like a 5 foot 7 and a half guy.
I think 5 foot 9 is just impossible.
Editor Rob
I can't believe he'd be as short as 5ft 7
Adamz said on 11/Sep/11
68 inches looks to be about right. Maybe 68.5"
DGKRocks said on 3/Aug/11
Usher, isn't very tall he's not even that much taller then JB (Justin Bieber) who is 5'5 I would say Usher's about 5'7 1/2 or a weak 5'8.
Phil said on 2/Aug/11
This one is really way off. Jim Cramer of CNBC who is always joking about how short he himself is (says he's 5`7") just said he is taller than Usher who he met yesterday at the New York Stock Exchange.
Oladele olatunji said on 30/Jul/11
He is okay he only needs to be more discipline
Mr. Tempus said on 9/Jul/11
He is not 5'8, usher is a weak 5'7 and no more.
Toby said on 7/Jul/11
just saw the pic with usher and obama, he looks like a dwarf, no way is he over 5'7.
Cranberries (18m, 192cm dinnertime) said on 30/Jun/11
Michael Jackson is more in the 5'8"-5'9" range... You can tell in his video with Naomi Campbell; he's in shoes, she's barefoot, and he's still easily shorter.

Usher is no more than 5'8" either.
A said on 29/Jun/11
Usher getting towered by 6'1" Obama Click Here Nothing over 5'7" for Usher.
Anthony said on 25/Jun/11
Usher is 5'8" exact, or maybe even 5'8.5"...he's no taller or shorter than that. When he's standing next to P. Diddy, he always looks 2-3 inches shorter than 5'11" P. Diddy.
Slim Shady said on 16/Jun/11
@ Sanchar
Michael Jackson's Height : 5'11"
Usher : 5'9 - 5'9.5

I Saw The Performance And I Think Mike Was A Bit Taller
Than Usher
Mhmm said on 10/Jun/11
Usher is 5'9 tall
Sanchar said on 28/May/11
Usher is a lot taller than the king of pop Michael Jackson, I've seen it in the performance of Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary special. Now Michael was about 5'10" tall according to his death certificate. So Usher should be at least 6'3" tall. I'm not kidding.
Danny said on 23/May/11
I have a picture with him and I am 5 9 and a half..he is prolly between 5 7 and 5 8...
Sully said on 19/May/11
This guy is 5'7 on a good day. Pretty sure even Neyo had him beat.

Hard to tell the true heights of short people these days with all the tricks used to thwart perception.

Dude can dance though.
Jasmine said on 18/May/11
Shutupp stop making them sound shortt like for real Usher is a good 5'8.5 to 5'9 &ns even if he was 5'8 thats still average.!.. if you're a guy no wonder your saying hes short.. your jealouss..
James said on 15/May/11
MMM says on 18/Feb/11
usher is Perfect 5'9.5
some of you guys try to make him and other celebrities short
like Anonymous

Wow, and you are trying to make them taller. 5´9.5"? Reall? He is lucky to get away with 5´8"...
SAK said on 3/May/11
Usher and 5ft9, what a joke. He is not even fully 5ft8, I would have him at 172cm/5ft7.5, but that's the highest. Short, weird looking and irritating personality what a horrible combination.
jordan said on 23/Apr/11
my friend met Justin and she said he was alittle taller than her and she's 5'7 so yeah. Justin is 5'7 and like a half (:
Gerard said on 19/Apr/11
For everyone of you that claim he's 5'9 or more: You couldn't be more wrong! He cannot be taller than 5'7.5". And Justin Bieber hasn't grown that much, he's 5'5" barefoot, tops...
mee said on 10/Apr/11
Yer hes just a little shorter than Mark Sainsbury . When i saw him in concert he was smaller than thaught but never the less doesnt matter
SolidSnake said on 8/Apr/11
I think Usher is 5'9 because he was the same height as Mark Sainsbury from Close Up (NZ News show) and they were same height standing up. Mark Sainsbury is 5'9 as I have seen him in the supermarket twice and he was slighly shorter than 5'11 me.
Stewie Bluey said on 5/Mar/11
Usher is approxametly 5'9. He doesn't have the tall genes. His parents and step-sibiling were all short. That is why Usher Raymond is not that tall
mememe said on 23/Feb/11
i noticed that ever since justin bieber grew everyone is now claiming that usher is 5'6. he only looks 5'6 becuase justin grew a few inches. i mean justin isnt short anymore okay. plus whats up with everyone saying that they stood next to the celeberity? everyone knows thats not true.
john said on 19/Feb/11
im 510 and ive stood next to usher and i would say he was about 5 6 max
MMM said on 18/Feb/11
usher is Perfect 5'9.5
some of you guys try to make him and other celebrities short
like Anonymous
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/11
@DUDE: You're way off. Usher has never claimed anything above 5'9" but in reality he's 5'7". He uses the infamous hollywood "2 inch rule".
Paddy said on 4/Feb/11
Next to Dermott O'Leary on the X Faxtor and Alan Carr just recently on his show I think Usher is taller than listed. I always thought 5 8" was correct but im not so sure anymore. He looked 5 9" in my opinion.
leonari said on 4/Feb/11
Dude: Yeah Usher wishes he was 5'9.5. But he ain't even a full 5'8 so...
DUDE said on 4/Feb/11
usher is 5'9.5
Benjamin said on 30/Jan/11
In the movie Killers Usher makes a cameo and he is obviously shorter than Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl as well so I'd say he is around 5'6" or 5'7"
Rikashiku said on 22/Jan/11
Usher is more 5'6". He's atleast 6-7 inches shorter than 6'1" R Kelly and the same for Obama.
Anonymous said on 21/Jan/11
No way is usher 5'9". I used to believe that but he doesn't look more than 5'7.5" at his absolute best, I say he's 5'7".
MD said on 19/Jan/11
He's 5'9" in your own fantasy world, person unwilling to post under a screenname.
Anonymous said on 18/Jan/11
why do trolls make up stories to make themselves feel good. usher is 5'9 leave it alone.
MD said on 16/Jan/11
Rob, can you take a look at the picture Robert posted?

Editor Rob
I think that shot favours the President. Like This shot of them, Usher is closer. Which one is more accurate, well both aren't telling the truth.
Phil said on 15/Jan/11
Usher is 5 foot 8.5 inches. I love his music.
Robert said on 15/Jan/11
This site lists the President at 6'1. Look at this picture. That's more than 5 inches. I'd say Usher's about 5'6.5..

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daisy said on 14/Jan/11
Usher recently came into the bar that I work at and he is tiny. I almost didnt think it was him because he was so small. I always thought he was like 6ft tall. He is still very handsome!!!!
josvy said on 13/Jan/11
in that pic with the president Usher looks 5'6 and bieber 4'11
yoney said on 11/Jan/11
Yes, both Obamas tower him without any hesitation, but photos can be contradictory, too. But, of course, the guy is quite short. 5'8" looks kinda unrealistic.
Cosmo said on 8/Jan/11
Can't believe this listing! Always thought he was like 5'11" or 6"!
leonari said on 7/Jan/11
He does look Bellow 5'8 with Obama. No doubt.
the dude said on 6/Jan/11
more like 5'6 for Usher really I mean wow Obama TOWERS over him not to mention bieber barely looks 5'1
Anonymous said on 3/Jan/11
In that picture with Obama, Usher is BARELY looking 5'7".

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Time for a downgrade to 5'7"
James2 said on 3/Jan/11
He is a weak 5'8".
Brad said on 29/Dec/10
How about Usher with Justin Bieber? Usher looked a couple of inches taller and Bieber is REALLY short.
THEHONEST said on 20/Dec/10
Usher is 5ft 7.5- 5ft 8 if u see him close to(5ft 3)JBieber its about 3 to 4 inches difference
Anon said on 9/Dec/10
Ellen DeGeneres is listed as 5.7 (1,71). She was wearing sneakers, he was wearing boots. He was just an inch higher. I wouldn´t doubt if he´s 5.7 (without boots).
Viper said on 7/Dec/10
Usher looks closer to 5-6 with Obama no less.
me said on 3/Dec/10

Obama is a bit closer to the camera in that pic, so he might be taller than it looks.
asdasd said on 25/Nov/10
usher is definetly below 5 "8",cos im 5 "8" next to my friend (whos obamas height 6"1") i am upto his nose/eye area. Which is way more than what usher reaches next to obama. trust me he looks about 5"5"to 5"7".
Viper said on 24/Nov/10
He looks baely 5'7 with Obama
Splitting Hairs said on 23/Nov/10
Usher is about 5'8"-5'8.5" maximum, just look at him standing next to 6'1" Obama (who is also leaning). People saying he is 5'11" are on crack. Its because of guys like you, who inflate their uhm "package" size, that so many woman are bad at math LOL.
me said on 23/Nov/10
Usher only looks tall because he hangs out with a very short kid. Kind of like the fantasy island effect, though ricardo montalban is a tall guy. But tatoo makes him look 6 five.
me said on 22/Nov/10
Usher is not 6ft. Picture of Usher with Obama at 6.1.

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Anonymous said on 22/Nov/10
I've never really seen Usher in a video, or awards show where he seemed to be short in height. I'm actually shocked to read that he's only 5ft 8in. Always assumed he was around 6ft. Anyway, he's still a great performer.
PPV said on 22/Nov/10
wtf !!?? i taught he was 6foot ?? n now all of a sudden hes 5'8 ??
n wtf !!?? MJ from 5'10 has been downgraded to 5'8 too ??
paul said on 22/Nov/10
Usher's Height:5'9.5"
I agree With DVD.
DVD said on 22/Nov/10
Usher Height:5'9.5"
This is the truth.
Jan said on 21/Nov/10
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Michael Jackson is actually probably closer to 5'8, in most pictures he appears slightly shorter than usher. I would even think of 5'7 for MJ as Usher looks a little taller. I doubt MJ was ever 5'11 in his lifetime. 5'10, maybe but doubtful to me. People exaggerate height because of fame. I saw Usher on the AMA's tonight and he looked really short compared to the other people around him. He accepted two awards.
me said on 8/Nov/10
Michael Jackson is not 5.11. 5.9 the most and it is generous.
MD said on 8/Nov/10
lol. Whatever, Kuzz.

Here he is with a slouching, even, Adrian Grenier:

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No, he's LUCKY if he's a full 5'8"
Kuzz said on 7/Nov/10
Usher Height:5'9.5"
Usher is defenitly taller then 5'8"
Look at this photo with the 5'3" Justin Bieber he is towering him.
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Usher was almost as tall as the 5'11" The King Mr.Michael Jackson
Slim Shady said on 7/Nov/10
Usher Raymond Height:5'9.5"
With 5'11" Michael Jackson He looks almost 5'10".
5'8" is a Joke.
Kuzz said on 27/Oct/10
Hey Slipknot looks at this photo of mj And brooke shields
Mj Height = 5'11"
Brooke Shields Height = 6'0"

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MD said on 29/Jun/09
With 5'6.5" Pete Wentz:

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With Kanye West given 5'8", here, and that's generous:

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Let's be clear, there is no way he's over this listed height, for sure, and even the listed height is ridiculous.
enzo said on 28/Jun/09
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the late king of pop dances with usher and its evident that hes taller than the king who's listed at 5'11. maybe michaels shorrter?
Mathew said on 27/Jun/09
I imagined him at 5'10" - 5'11" but I guess not.
Atlanta Livin said on 11/May/09
Just was looking up Ludicrous height b/c he looked short at the obama & press thing this weekend and wound up back here. Just reading all this stuff posted since my post forever ago. Funny. Really people, Usher is 5'6" or maybe 5'7" at best. Hate to disappoint. Remember shoes always make a difference as MD pointed out. Unless you have actually stood next to him yourself (and i mean right next to him) you are really just guessing.
C Man said on 3/May/09
Yeah he's probably around 5'8 - 5'9

He looks taller though coz he has a very fit body so he is well-proportioned

His height shouldn't matter too much though
Anonymous said on 27/Feb/09
My God, I thought he was 5' 11" - 6' 0".
PaulPierce4Ever said on 21/Feb/09
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Towered by Beyonce in heels, and she can't be getting more than three inches from her heels
Leung said on 17/Feb/09
Good stuff MD. Usher don
MD said on 17/Feb/09
Now, here Usher is with Pete Wentz given 5'6.5", here. Pete is in thin-soled shoes (the other pics in the series show this), and we can assume that Usher is in dress shoes. So, given that, is Pete much taller than listed or is Usher the weakest 5'8" I've ever seen?

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Dude said on 8/Feb/09
Man this guy has got you guys fooled.
Roo said on 22/Jan/09
I have met him, he is 5ft 8in because he was the same height as me.
NO BS said on 5/Jan/09
Listen to me people, I saw usher a couple of years ago at Canada's Wonderland. When he walked to the front of the line for the ride with his security he was so tiny you could barely even see him, and his security guys were not even that tall, they were all around 6'0-6'3ish but they were VERY chunky lol... He is NO TALLER THAN 5'8
anonymous said on 20/Dec/08
5 foot 8. Havent seen the victoria's secret special yet but i know he's 5 foot 8.
leonari said on 17/Dec/08
madison: 6'1 or 6'2. Some folks are really clueless. WOW
theenforcer22 said on 17/Dec/08
ushermakesmewiggle says on 3/Dec/08
On the Victoria's Secret special, he barely came up to Karolina Kurkova's cleavage... which makes him 5' 8" max
Not a bad position to be in, right on eye level with her cleavage!

I reckon 5 ft 8 cos he's about the same height as ALici Keys in the 'My Boo' video and she's 5ft 5 with big heels on.
don said on 4/Dec/08
what show were you watching, he was easily up to her mouth
ushermakesmewiggle said on 3/Dec/08
On the Victoria's Secret special, he barely came up to Karolina Kurkova's cleavage... which makes him 5' 8" max.
Shelly said on 3/Dec/08
I saw him at the mall once, and he was shorter than I thought he would be. So 5'8 seems right.
anonymous said on 27/Nov/08
No way is he ever 6 foot 1 and 2. I use to think he was at least 5 foot 9 but when he went on oprah he was slightly shorter than her in heels. In the video clip my boo he was a couple of inches taller than 5 foot 5 alicia keys with heels on. I would say 5 foot 8-9.
madison said on 22/Nov/08
No, usher can't be that short! I was looking at some pictures from the victoria's secret fashion show, and he was standing nxt to 5'10 adriana lima who was in at least 4 inch heels! and he waslike the same height! So he's probably a good 6'1 or 6'2.
Andre said on 28/Aug/08
He isnt since Glenn is 5'7.
Rikashiku said on 23/Aug/08
idk i still cant see more than 5'7.
BCC said on 21/Aug/08
Let us not forget that Nelly isn't 5ft8.5in.He is 5ft7in.That makes Usher 5ft8in max.
Solared said on 10/Aug/08
I passed him at a Atlanta Hawks game, game and he is 5'9ish, I'm 6'2 I dwarfed him...
Zach said on 9/Aug/08
can't beleive i'm reading all these comments, Usher's a solid 6ft! (maybe taller)

i'm 5ft 10", and Usher looks alot taller than me.
Atlanta Livin said on 3/Aug/08
Funny you should ask his question. Just like the earlier poster I saw him. I get a kick out of this since he was at walmart buying lunch meat. I had ordered quite a few items and he came over and asked for ham and they told him it would be a little while. I sw this guy but wasn't sure it was him b/c he was SHORT. he came back close to ten minutes later and they were still cutting my order (you know how slow walmart ppl are) and sure enough it was him. I'm 5'9" and I was a good deal taller. My guess was 5'6" maybe 5'5. As i was paying and checking out he was leaving the store and my wife noticed him and so did the cashier. Both remarked "wow, there's Usher" Definately him and definately short.
Mr. R said on 31/Jul/08
Usher is 5-9 on a VERY good day. He is a little shorter than this.
Rikashiku said on 31/Jul/08
If hes 5'10 then should we change r.kelly from 6'1 to 6'4? and snoop from 6'4 to 6'..tall?
Kira said on 20/Jul/08
Okay... I met Usher at Woodbury Commons, NY this past weekend... And he is only an inch or 2 MAX taller than me and I am 5'4!!!!!! He is very SHORT and very skinny. In pictures and videos he only looks more bulked up because of how short he is. And he only looks so tall because of the camera angles. I was completely shocked because I swore he was taller than that. His face does look exactly the same though.
obehi said on 14/Jul/08
to MarcusTheSwede: This guy is definately taller than 5ft8. Look at him and nelly. This site gives nelly 5ft81/2 See this pics.
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MarcusTheSwede said on 25/Jun/08
to Obehi: Maybe looked..if he stood at a very high point...not otherwise..Glenn is spot on right 173cm tall.Not a cm more.Thanks for great site.
MD said on 18/Jun/08
Wha?! Why does that even begin to matter?
allen said on 17/Jun/08
how tall was usher when he was 12
obehi said on 7/Jun/08
I met usher yesterday, he kinda looks 5-11.
C. said on 7/Apr/08
Glenn said he was 5'8" so I believe him. After all, he's the one in the photo and has seen him in person. Glenn also doesn't have 2 inches on him-- you can clearly see he's wearing a black cap that can be very misleading.
brother_h said on 23/Mar/08
idk because compared to R.kelly who is 6'1, usher is only like upto his chin. that has to scream 5'6
glenn said on 22/Mar/08
usher is 5-8,5-8.5.its a photo on arnt accurate.usher is identical in height to nelly.
sf said on 21/Mar/08
Usher's pushing 5'7", at best.
brother_h said on 21/Mar/08
well if you think usher is 5'8 then we should say glenn is 5'9 or 5'10. and change all the other celebs to be 2 inchestaller.

ad if you dont think a 5'6 guy can say he is 5'10 then check out zac fron, i prooved he isnt 5'10 or 5'8 but 5'6 or 5'7
Andre said on 20/Feb/08
5'7 for Usher. He looks an inch shorter than Glenn in the picture, not to mention what might be in his shoes. :D. And remember that Glenn has a quite big head compared to usher small head.
C. said on 22/Dec/07
Well, he's definitely going to be dwarfed next to R Kelly since he's over 6'. But 5'6"...kind of iffy. And the pic with Eisha-- are those flats? They look like they have some sort of heel or maybe I'm imagining things.

If he's 5'6", how could he get away with boosting up to 5'10" in some cases? He's famous, but I don't think a 5'6" guy could get away with that. Not to mention other singers and rappers listed at 5'6" look shorter. Always. And look at the pic above-- he's 5'8". Maybe slightly under (but his posture is a bit odd, not to mention his cap), but not 5'6".
brother_h said on 20/Dec/07

NO WAY!! thats total CROCK! hes tiny compared to R kelly.
5'6-5'7. im hoping 5'6 because i always believed that. said on 30/Oct/07
hey i dunno even about 5-8'. based on that usher/eisha picture referenced below, he seems at least 4 inches shorter than her. remember she is wearing flats, and he's got 1 inch on his soles.... so I'd put him at 5-7' max, maybe even 5-6.5. don't shoot me, its just my impression of his posture, which btw isn't all that flash from most pics i've seen.
coolkid said on 28/Aug/07
in that same girl video..hes with 6'1 r kelly...and hew not THAT much shorter...maybe 4 inches..but definitely not 6 inches...which is what he would be if he was indeed 5'7" some of u say...
david said on 6/Aug/07
i never new, i see him in music videos or pictures and i notice he is shorter then those with him, but i asumed they were people 6ft+, but hes 5.7" i never knew
Anonymous said on 31/Jul/07
umm. usher 5'11 ha! thats funny. I saw him in concert and i could barely see him, hes like 5'7 w/o shoes.
Anonymous9 said on 6/Jul/07
Usher is nowhere near 5' 11. 5' 8 seems to be even giving a little. Here is a pic of Usher with 5'11 Eishia Brightwell(wearing open toed slides) and she is dwarfing Usher.

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Aaron said on 11/Apr/07
I just said it was weird. I didn't say that I think Usher is as tall as my dad, who is over 6'. I just said I thought it was weird. But it's pretty likely that it was Usher, b/c my dad is a doctor and Usher brought his pregnant wife-to-be to see my dad who is an ob/gyn. I asked my dad about his height cuz I'm pretty obsessed with people's height (don't ask me why). My dad even got him to give me his autograph, so I think it's pretty unlikely that an impersonator would lie in a hospital setting with a doctor, especially when there are records kept and everything. So it definitely was Usher. I'll have to ask my dad again. Maybe he or I was mistaken. Thanks for having my back MD. 'Preciate ya.
glenn said on 9/Apr/07
i agree leanari can get a little too passionate at times,but that was ridiculous.beyond belief.
MD said on 9/Apr/07
He just threw it out there. He wasn't advocating taller than 5'8". He seemed very cautious, and then you go and over-react with your rude and insulting comments. Give it a rest, dude.
leonari said on 9/Apr/07
MD:Oh please! I think it's accepted that Usher is no more than 5'8". Now to post a height so ridiculous and absurd I had to speak my mind. It's ridiculous!!
MD said on 8/Apr/07
Leonari, that was rude and insulting. You could have easily just said his dad was a poor judge of height with all of the "bulls***" and ending with an insult.
leonari said on 8/Apr/07
Aaron: I don't wanna insult you or your dad but: He didn't meet Usher Raymond if he thinks he is 6'1". I never read such bulls***. Sorry. Usher is max!!! :5'8" we are talking about a five inch difference. No shoes, nor lifts nor other bulls*** can increase a mans height by 5 inches...
Usher 6 feet...WHAT A JOKE!!! Your dad should get his eyes or his height or his brain checked one of these days...
leonari said on 20/Feb/07
almost 5"8"...not quite.thats his morning height guys...
ku said on 1/Jan/07
yeah thats about right cuz i went to his wax image at madame tousodes or w/e and i'm 5'9" and he was def. a good inch shorter than me.
CR said on 25/Oct/06
Usher is about 5'7-5'8 because im 5'10 and when i went to see his play Chicago I was looking right at him and I had at least 2 inches on him, but still a cool guy. His bodyguard is tall, around like 6'2.
sf said on 7/Sep/06
Yea, I think Usher's got everyone fooled. Probably not even 5'7".
MD said on 6/Sep/06
Thanks, Shredder. Is the 6'2" in shoes, though? Even so, Usher is looking tiny, here.
the shredder said on 5/Sep/06
ive met Ray Nagin SO many times that i can't even count !!! ... he IS 6'2 , looks it , and told me himself that he is 6'2 !!! i also have a few pics with him !!! i also saw lil wayne recently ! he is looking 5'5ish !
MD said on 3/Sep/06
Some more photos with New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who I've estimated to be 6'0.5"-6'1.5" when comparing him to Bush during the whole Katrina fiasco. He looked at least two inches taller than Bush:

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Kreate said on 2/Sep/06
Usher is definetely 5'7.5, im 5'9 and shook his hand looking closer to his forhead at his play on broadway in CHI-town.
AK said on 15/Aug/06
in the elevator with him yesterday, definitely shorter than 5'8'.
MD said on 28/Jul/06
And, Fabolous is 5'11"
Neezzzie said on 13/May/06
Yea that's about right 5'8.. 5'8 1/2" I saw him up at the mall I work at in Cleveland... And he didn't stand too much taller than me.. and I'm 5'7"
Viper652 said on 13/Apr/06
Usher looks to be 5-7 at best in nearly every pic. There is also an interesting pic on wireimage with 5-9 baseball player Orlando Cabrerra, and Orlando has a good 3-4 inches on him. Could he be shorter then 5-7?
leon Gelernter said on 30/Mar/06
Rob:How much evidence do you need ?? This guy is barely 5'8"...Closer to 5'7". Good body proportions though.
MD said on 29/Mar/06
He is as tall as 5'8" Juelz Santana, and no more. Time to take off that half inch.

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And, here he is next to TI, which this site gives 5'9" but who is shorter than that:

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And here he is with P. Diddy, who's no more than 5'10", with a clear 2" advantage:

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And, with tennis star Andre Agassi (who I'm surprise isn't on here), which every site gives him 5'11" (not sure if this is measured in shoes)

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And with 5'5" Quincy Jones having to take into account the strange angles:

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Editor Rod, giving Usher this 5'8.5" is very generous.
TallJohn said on 7/Mar/06
That Usher /Whitney Houston thing doesnt really prove anything since its a bit blurry and they never stand next to each other straight. They were both jumping a lot. Mya looked hot btw.
Usher's Wifey said on 1/Mar/06
Usher is about 5'9'' because I am 5'8'' and when I met him, he was an inch taller than me! Get it together guys!
Just Blaze said on 6/Feb/06
i met him, he is 5'9" bcoz we have the same height.
Living Shoe Lift said on 27/Jan/06
Beyonce is taller in heels. What more proof do we need?
sf said on 25/Jan/06
or maybe usher's wearing lifts??? No way he's 5'8"...
Kalvin said on 25/Jan/06
Usher looks 5'7.5" dead on possible 5'8" no more than that tho
Marc said on 16/Jan/06
The Rozanda Thomas pictures tell no lie. I'm 5'10", and a girl a know is 5'0". She measures up to about my collar bone. Usher should be around 5'7.5" if Thomas is 4'11.
pup said on 14/Jan/06
usher just came into our restaraunt garrison's tonight in atlanta... i am 6' and i dwarfed him - he is about 5-8 at most!
MD said on 10/Jan/06
Is the photos enough proof to bring him down at least half-an-inch, Editor Rob?
James said on 9/Jan/06
he is definitely not even 5'9. i agree against Beyonce(with heels) he is the same height. Why does he pretend to be like 3 inches taller, it's clear he isn't.
CoolJ said on 2/Jan/06
I think if they straighten up they are about the same... The pics with Keion Carpenter IMO prove Usher is not 5'9.. and 5'8.5 looks shaky...

He's probably around 5'8.. perhaps he's 173.
MD said on 1/Jan/06
Well, that and you can't make out the top of his head through the hate seeing as how it's the same color as the background. Even if a little slumped, I think this shows he's not a full 5'8.5"
Glenn said on 1/Jan/06
wheres your picture?
MD (the original) said on 30/Dec/05
Not the best picture, but he still looks 5'8" at best.
MD said on 16/Nov/05
Chris- You said Bow Wow is 5'7, how tall you think his girlfriend ciara is, 6'0? And to CoolJ, there is a picture of Ciara standing next to Usher and we all know that Ciara is really tall but not 6'0. The picture show that ciara is about the same height as Usher with hills on.
CoolJ said on 16/Nov/05
Cris: Have you stood next to them or something? If so, you need to re-measure yourself.. Usher is far from 5'10.

The guy directly to his left is a confirmed 5'11" on the dot.

Sorry, the guy directly to HIS right (Keion Carpenter)

That would be Left from our perspective

Editor Rob
yes, there's another angle of him and keoin on the 25th July comment is other pics of him and some other players.
Some said on 11/Nov/05
Rozonda Thomas is said to be 4'11". Take a look at the pictures:
Usher is really short!
Tony said on 28/Oct/05
Usher is probably 5'7'' max. I've seen him standing next to Oprah when she was wearing heels (she's around 5'6'' without heels, I belive) and he was a little shorter than her.
MD said on 22/Oct/05
Thanks for the picture Leonari. This current height is has been bothering me, because it is obviously wrong. :)
leonari said on 21/Oct/05
LOOK ROB: It's 3 inches at least!!
check this out
MD said on 21/Oct/05
If you really want my opinion, yes. Not only is Agassi bent, but Usher has on a sizeable hate which can actually give an impression of taller height. Take off Ushers' hate and unbend Agassi, and the difference would be more noticable. Please look down at the last picture I posted, as well, with Kanye West.

I think even with Kanye's leaning posture in that picture, one thing is clear: either Kanye isn't 5'8.5" (because he's as tall as Usher stooped), or Usher isn't 5'8.5". They are not both the same height, that much is clear, so one has to be upgraded and the other downgraded.
CoolJ said on 21/Oct/05
Rob, Looks to be a solid 3-3.5" difference in that picture to me!
CoolJ said on 19/Oct/05
I'm not sure Usher is as low as 5'7" But I am convinced he's around 5'8" at best. I think he can safely go down 1-2cm.
smokeblower said on 15/Oct/05
MD, that picture of Usher with Kanye West Stooping in conjunction with the pictures of Usher with football player Allen Rossum definitely points to the possibility that Usher may be barely 5'7", at best.

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