Influences include Pink Floyd, Portishead and Woody Allen, whose auteur approach to filmmaking he applied to music.
Passed Cee-Lo Green a tape of his music when his group opened for Green's Southern rap ensemble Goodie Mob at a University of Georgia concert. It would be a few years later when they joined forces as Gnarls Barkley.
Left college one class shy of graduating.
Moved to London to pursue a career as a trip-hop DJ, but once there decided to pursue making music instead.
Called himself Danger Mouse after a cartoon character he liked as a kid.
Composed interstitial music for the Cartoon Network in the early 2000s.
Created The Grey Album in 2004, which was a mashup of the Beatles' White Album and Jay-Z's Black Album. EMI, the Beatles' label, did not look kindly on the project: they sent him a cease-and-desist letter.
Named one of GQ magazine's top men of 2004.
"Crazy," Gnarls Barkley's 2006 debut single, became the first single to reach No. 1 in the UK based on download sales alone.
Rolling Stone ranked "Crazy" the No. 1 song for 2000-2009 in its Top 50 Songs of the Decade list.
Has produced or worked with such artists as Beck, the Black Keys, Gorillaz and Norah Jones.
2014, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
2006, Grammy — Best Alternative Music Album: Winner
2006, Grammy — Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Winner
2010, Grammy — Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Winner
2012, Grammy — Best Rock Song: Winner
2017, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
2016, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
2017, Emmy — Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within a Scripted Program: Nominee
Attended University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States
Birth Name: Brian Joseph Burton
Birth Place: White Plains, New York, United States