Cee Lo Green

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  • Birth Name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: R&B singer-songwriter
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  • Lost his father when he was 2 from a heart attack; and his mother when he was 18 due to complications from a car accident two years earlier.
  • Belonged to Goodie Mob, a pioneering Southern rap act in the 1990s.
  • Released two albums on Arista in the early 2000s, but the label dropped him due to disappointing sales. 
  • Half of Gnarls Barkley, a hip-hop duo that also features Danger Mouse.
  • "Crazy," the 2006 debut single of Gnarls Barkley, became the first single to reach No. 1 in the U.K. based on download sales alone; it made it to No. 2 in the U.S.
  • Rolling Stone ranked "Crazy" the No. 1 song for 2000-2009 in its Top 50 Songs of the Decade list.
  • Had a smash viral hit in 2010 with "F. You"; the YouTube video has garnered more than 38 million views.

Awards

  • 2010, Grammy — Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Best Alternative Music Album: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Traditional R&B Performance: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best R&B Song: Winner

Relationships

  • Sierra — Stepdaughter
  • Kingston — Son
  • Christina Johnson — Ex-wife
  • Sheila J. Tyler-Callaway — Mother
  • Shani James — Fiancée

Details

  • Birth Name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: R&B singer-songwriter

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