Cee Lo Green

Active - 2000 - 2011  |   Born - May 30, 1974 in Atlanta, GA  |   Genres - Music [nf], Culture & Society [nf], Language & Literature [nf]

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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.