By Josephine Cusumano
Updated Oct 14, 2016 @ 7:45 am
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Usher Birthday
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Usher had us falling in love with him from the moment he debuted his musical talents in the 1990s—and today, we get to celebrate his 38th birthday!

The singer isn't showing any signs of slowing down, releasing a brand new album last month, titled Hard II Love. No tour dates have been announced (yet), but we have a feeling he won't keep his fans waiting long to be able to hear the new music live.

Usher has had a pretty great 2016, not only releasing the new album, but also collaborating with the Black Eyed Peas in the remake of their song "Where Is the Love," snagging a front row seat at the Chanel runway show at Paris Fashion Week, meeting the Final Five in New York City, earning a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, and performing at the White House to honor Ray Charles.

What's more, the singer-turned-actor also appeared as Sugar Ray Leonard in the biopic Hands of Stone (co-starring Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin), which follows the life of professional boxer Roberto Duran. The happily married musician is heading into his 38th year with a ton of success under his belt, and even more potential to make 2017 his best year yet.

We have a feeling 38 will be a great age for Usher, and what better way to honor the famous crooner than looking back at his best #throwback Instagram posts. To celebrate, here are 11 of Usher's double tap-worthy snapshots in celebration of his big day:

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