Usher has been a star for many years, but he finally got his own star on the Hollywood Walk Fame.
On Wednesday, the R&B crooner-turned-actor accepted this landmark achievement by reflecting on his journey in the industry.
“I’m here because I haven’t given up and I have even more to tell,” he said. “It’s a story that started many, many, many years ago that leads to this moment. It’s not just what you do while you’re here. It’s the evidence what you’ve done and what you leave on the walls, on the ground, and the hearts all the people who are passionately connected to what you put out in the world.”
Usher Receives Star on Hollywood Walk Fame
He also took time to thank his loved ones for their ongoing support. “I don’t just celebrate this moment by myself,” he said. “I celebrate it with those people who invested in me, those people who loved me in my hard times.”
While Usher’s family was beside him, so were some his famous friends, including Stevie Wonder, Kelly Rowland, Miguel, and will.i.am. Others, like BJ the Chicago Kid, shared their congrats on Twitter.
Welcome to the block @usher !!!#handsstone #HARDIILOVE
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) September 7, 2016
Congrats to my bro @usher on getting a star on the Hollywood #WalkOfFame Well deserved G. pic.twitter.com/vmxCeAoG9r
— BJ THE CHICAGO KID (@BJTHECHICAGOKID) September 3, 2016
Sugar Ray Leonard, the boxing legend Usher plays in the new film Hands Stone, also praised Usher for the achievement.
@Usher @YouTube congratulations my brother! Love and Happiness
— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) September 7, 2016
Usher took to social media to celebrate with gratitude. “Thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point,” he wrote. “#Humbled #WalkOfFame.”