R&B superstar Usher Raymond took to social media to announce that he is now a doctor after receiving an honorary “Doctor of Music Degree” from Berklee College.
The 44-year-old dad of four took to Instagram to share the news with followers.
He captioned the post: “They call me D-o-c-t-o-r R-a-y-m-o-n-d 🎓😏🙏🏾Thank you @berkleecollege for honouring me and presenting me with a Doctor of Music degree. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to share a message to the next generation of artists, producers, vocalists, arrangers, dancers and more.
“Be brave and I hope your spark never goes away.”
In his acceptance speech, he said: “Networking is what brought me here today. It wasn’t teachers or credited experts; that doesn’t discredit what this environment is or what the environment is that I grew up in, It just means that I managed to do something significant based on my passion; that makes me not only a student but a master of my trade.”
He concluded the speech with an inspirational quote: “Be brave and I hope your spark never goes away.”
Fellow industry mates and fans congratulated the singer:
bustarhymes wrote: “👑👑👑👑👑.”
dallasaustins wrote: “we got a whole crew of atl doctors ! 👏”
trinibled_georgiafed wrote: “🗣️🗣️ “There goes my Babyyyy ..Cap and Gown Loook at You! 🧑🏾🎓” 👏🏾🔥’
ava’ wrote: “A wonderful acknowledgement of your musical accomplishments. Bravo!”
ms_juju031 wrote: “No one more deserving 😍👏 finally an honorary degree that’s fitting for the recipient 🙌”
ummi_vee wrote: “I love you so much Dr Raymond I am coming to Vegas to see you ❤️”
mpubare1 wrote: “Congratulations. I’m sure it wasn’t easy. What an accomplishment. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾”