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CeeLo Green Biography

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

Fast Facts

  • 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