Jonnetta Patton Is Usher’s Mother

August 7, 2008
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R&B superstar Usher has rehired his mother, Jonnetta Patton, as his manager. Back in May of 2007, the two parted ways professionally, in what Usher described as a retirement and an “ultimate compliment.�? See her biography, photos and video here.

Jonnetta Patton was rehired by her son Usher today after he ended his management arrangement with Benny Medina. Usher’s last album sales did not do as well as projected, which is said to be one of the reasons for asking his mother to come back as his manager. In a statement, Medina told People,

“With an artist like Usher, the bar is set really high. Whether it was management, marketing or the music, we achieved a number one single and a number one album. It is a completely new day and time in music now. In four years, his audience, demographic, and musical direction has changed. Records like Lil Wayne’s ‘Lollipop’ are the type of phenomena that ‘Yeah’ was in 2004. I had a great time and we parted ways amicably.”

Jonnetta Patton Biography

Jonnetta Patton grew up in Chattanooga, TN. She has two children who are both musically gifted, Usher and J Lack. She is a church going woman, and it was in the church choir that she recognized her son’s gift. She left her secure job at Blue Cross/Blue Shield to move her son to Atlanta to pursue a career in the music industry.

A few years down the road and Jonnetta Patton had guided her son to great success. Usher has now won five Grammy’s and sold over 30 million records. Her other son J Lack is doing quite well too. He is a Grammy-nominated, ASCAP Award-winner producer.

Jonnetta Patton also started her own record label, JPat Records and has fresh talent signed already.

See more photos and video after the jump.

Usher Video


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