Cee-lo Green

Cee-lo Green

Biography

Cee-Lo Green (born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, 30.5.1974)
Cee-Lo Green is an American hip-hop and soul artist. As well as being a singer, rapper and songwriter, he is also a record producer. He is known as a solo artist, as well as a member of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley.

Childhood: Cee-Lo Green was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied at Benjamin E. Mays High School. Both of his parents were ministers and he cut his musical teeth at church. Cee-Lo's father died when he was just two years old and his mother was paralysed in a car accident, eventually dying two years later. At the time, Cee-Lo was 18 and his career with Goodie Mob was just taking off. He wrote a number of songs about his mother, including 'Free', as well as 'A Little Better' and 'She Knows' from their album The Odd Couple.

Music Career: Cee-Lo formed Goodie Mob with Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo. However, he left the group during the making of their World Party album. However, they continued to collaborate together, such as on the Dungeon Family album, Even In Darkness. The title of one of their albums, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, was considered by many to be a dig at Cee-Lo for leaving the group.

In 2005, it was reported that the group had been reunited and had recorded 'Hold On', by Big Boi of OutKast, though Khujo later stated that they had recorded that track almost 10 years earlier.

Cee-Lo's first stab at a solo career with Arista Records was short-lived and he was dropped after two albums, after they failed to sell well. His debut album, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, was a self-produced effort and featured appearances from Backbone and Big Gipp. Although the album did not sell very well, the track 'Closet Freak' did get Cee-Lo some much-needed airplay. His second album for Arista was Cee-Lo Green. Is This the Soul Machine, featured performances from Timbaland, Pharrell, Ludacris and The Neptunes.

His track 'What Part of Forever' was included on the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

In August 2010, Cee-Lo released 'F*ck You!' on YouTube before his planned album release. The song became an instant internet hit and eventually debuted at number one in the UK charts, followed by the release of the album, The Lady Killer.

Cee-Lo has also had success as one half of Gnarls Barkley, with DJ Danger Mouse. They first met in 1998 when Danger Mouse came second in a talent contest and got to open for OutKast and Goodie Mob at a gig in Georgia. Danger Mouse later gave Cee-Lo a mixtape and suggested they work together in the future. It wasn't until Cee-Lo featured in a remix of the Danger Mouse and Jemini song 'What U Sittin' On' that the pair actually worked together. In 2005, they worked together again on the Danger Doom album (MF Doom and Danger Mouse), when Cee-Lo sang on the track 'Benzi Box'.

The debut album from Gnarls Barkley was St. Elsewhere, released in 2006. The track 'Crazy' was a hit in the UK, reaching number one on download sales alone. The track has sold over 3 million copies around the world. The pair's second album, The Odd Couple, was released in 2008.

Cee-Lo went on to work with Jazze Pha, releasing an album entitled Happy Hour. The title track (remixed by Snoop Dogg, Bun B and Tone Tone), as well as 'Disco Bitch', featuring Pussycat Dolls, were both released as singles.

2010 saw Cee-Lo recording a song for the soundtrack of Sex and the City 2, with T-Pain. The track was entitled 'Language of Love'. It was rumoured that he would be appearing on a new Paul Oakenfold album, along with The Red Hot Chili Peppers and One Republic's Ryan Tedder.

Personal Life: Cee-Lo has two daughters, Sierra and Kalah, from his former marriage to Christina Johnson. He also has a son, Kingston. Sierra appeared in the MTV series My Super Sweet 16.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Cee Lo Green's Supervised Probation Ends


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The Forget You hitmaker, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was sentenced to three years probation and 45 days of community service in the summer of 2014, after pleading no contest to a felony count of sharing ecstasy as part of a deal with prosecutors.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to allegations made by an ex-girlfriend, who accused the star of slipping her the drug before having sex with her following a dinner date in Los Angeles in 2012.

He was subsequently charged with the drug count, while a rape charge was rejected by prosecutors.

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Smokey Robinson To Receive Top Philanthropy Prize


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The charitable I Second That Emotion singer will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his longtime support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, which assists fellow musicians with addiction recovery.

He will be saluted at a tribute concert in Los Angeles on 19 May (16), with performances by Cee Lo Green, Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, El DeBarge and Kem, reports Billboard.com.

Smokey, 76, will also hit the stage at the event, which will be hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer.

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Primary Wave 10th Annual Pre-Grammy Party

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Rick Ross Celebrates 40th Birthday In Style With Exclusive Georgia Bash


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The hip-hop heavyweight splashed out on expensive magnum-sized bottles of Luc Belaire champagne for his party guests, along with other treats and trinkets, according to Page Six.

More than 250 people landed an invite to the exclusive Thursday night (28Jan16) celebration at Ross' sprawling Georgia estate, which was previously owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. They included Ludacris and Cee Lo Green.

And the DJ didn't come cheap either - hitmaker Jermaine Dupri was behind the decks.

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CeeLo Green Out And About In Beverly Hills

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Cee Lo Green Excited For First Christmas With New Fiancee


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The Crazy singer quietly popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Shani James and now that his family is starting to expand again following the deaths of two close members, Green is getting excited about their holiday gathering.

"Christmas is really traditional with family, but the last few have been very bittersweet because I lost two very important people, my grandmother being one of them," he tells U.S. morning show Live! with Kelly and Michael.

"So it seems like Christmas is getting smaller, the kids are getting bigger, they want to do different things. So we're looking for that young matriarch of the family to bring everyone back together, so my sister is doing a really great job with that."

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Mobo Awards 2015 - Arrivals

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Cee Lo Green To Pick Up Special Honour At Mobos


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The Forget You singer will also perform at the ceremony, which will take place in Leeds, England.

"I am honoured by this acknowledgement, especially so young in my career," he says. "And it is all the incentive anyone would need to continue doing what I love."

The 41 year old joins former recipients Boyz II Men, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Simply Red star Mick Hucknall.

CeeLo Green Signs Autographs Outside BBC Radio 2

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CeeLo Green Out In London

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Cee Lo Green Engaged


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The Crazy singer confirmed the news to People magazine, recalling his low-key proposal during a night at the recording studio.

"It was just a typical night at the studio, but then again, not so typical cause I did something extra special, out of the ordinary," Cee Lo explains. "I went and purchased a ring that we had seen together, maybe four or five months or so prior. I went back and purchased the ring and I just kind of had it stashed away in some old equipment. And I said, 'Will you reach in there and grab something for me?'"

Shani followed his instructions, and was stunned to find "the most beautiful diamond ring" before he popped the question.

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Cee Lo Green Eager For Return To The Voice


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The Forget You singer faced felony charges of sharing ecstasy with an ex-girlfriend, who had accused him of slipping her the drug during a dinner date in 2012 - and then having sex with her.

He was subsequently sentenced to three years of probation and 45 days of community service as part of a deal with prosecutors, and as a result, he was forced to step down as a mentor on The Voice after four seasons.

But now, as he prepares to release his new album, Heart Blanche, next month (Nov15), Green is hoping to make a return to the reality show to coach aspiring singers as part of his comeback.

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CeeLo Green Wants New Gnarls Barkley Album


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CeeLo Green wants to make another Gnarls Barkley album.

The 'Forget You' hitmaker collaborated with his Gnarls Barkley bandmate Danger Mouse on the 2006 album St. Elsewhere as well as 2008's 'The Odd Couple' and although he's since been busy working on solo material and 'The Voice' while Danger Mouse has been producing music for artists including A$AP Rocky, CeeLo has now revealed he's keen to get to work on a new record.

Asked if he's spoken to Danger Mouse recently, he said: ''I just talked to him last night. I told him, 'This is the next thing we should do'. I know he's about to the the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album. I hope he does great with that, but I said, 'Hey, I need you to be able to split your attention. We need another Gnarls album, and so do the people'.''

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Cee Lo Green Apologises For 'Highly Irresponsible' Rape Tweets


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The Forget You hitmaker came under fire last year (14) when he posted a series of tweets implying women who are unconscious during a sexual assault cannot call it rape.

Green's remarks came just days after he pleaded no contest to a charge of sharing ecstasy with an ex-girlfriend, who had accused him of slipping her the drug during a dinner date in 2012 and then having sex with her.

He was subsequently sentenced to three years of probation and 45 days of community service as part of a deal with prosecutors.

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Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Divorcing After 4 Years Of Marriage


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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are divorcing. The country music superstars are separating after four years of marriage. The news was broken earlier today (20th July) by an entertainment website which unearthed the preliminary legal documents. Shortly after the news broke the former couple confirmed they were parting ways.

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Cee-Lo Green

Date of birth

30th May, 1974

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.69




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