Cee Lo Green

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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.

Cee-Lo Green: 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.

Cee-Lo Green: 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.

Cee-Lo Green: 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.

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CeeLo Green Dropped From Navy Concert Due To Offensive Rape Tweets

7th September 2014 -

 News

CeeLo Green may have apologised for the comments about rape he allegedly tweeted on Sunday (31st August) but the bad publicity has caused a concert organiser to drop him from their line up.CeeLo Green at...

Cee-Lo Green Posts Bizarre Views on Rape, Deletes Twitter

2nd September 2014 -

 News

In a series of tweets, the singer Cee-Lo Green has questioned the definition of rape after he pleaded no contest to supplying ecstasy to a woman. The former judge on 'The Voice' was sentenced to...

CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest To Drug Charges, Receives Community Service & 3 Years Probation

31st August 2014 -

 News

CeeLo Green appeared in an L.A. court on Friday (29th August) and pleaded no contest to the felony charge against him relating to an incident in 2012 where a woman accused Green of drugging her...

Cee-Lo Green Placed On Three Years Probation After Pleading No Contest To Drugs Charges

30th August 2014 -

 News

Cee-Lo Green has been sentenced to three years probation and 360 hours of community service after pleading no contest to the charge of ‘furnishing a controlled substance’. The former judge on ‘The Voice’ appeared in...

Cee Lo Green Escapes Jail Time Over Drug Supply Allegations

29th August 2014 -

 News

R&B star Cee Lo Green has escaped jail time after pleading no contest to a count of furnishing a controlled substance. The case stems from an incident in July 2012 where Green was accused of...

DJ Felli Fel - Have Some Fun (feat. Cee Lo, Pitbull & Juicy J)

22nd August 2014 -

 Video

This year's single 'Have Some Fun' from DJ Felli Fel, featuring Cee-Lo Green, Juicy J and Pitbull has just received a new music video. The video in question involves Felli traveling in time (a la...

Get On Up

16th July 2014 -

 Video

The stars of the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis and Octavia Spencer, talk about the legendary musician alongside artists Ice Cube, Pharrell, Mick Jagger, Cee-Lo Green and Aloe Blacc...

Begin Again

4th July 2014 -

 Movie Review

Fans of the Oscar-winning 2006 Irish film Once (and its more recent stage-musical adaptation) may find this American drama a little derivative, but it's a strong story in its own right. This time writer-director John...

Pharrell: 'Happy' Was Originally For Which 'Crazy' Singer?

1st May 2014 -

 News

Pharrell Williams has revealed that his hit single 'Happy' was, at least at one point, not destined for his own vocal talents. The 41 year-old singer revealed to Howard Stern that the song he co-wrote...

Sziget Festival 2014 Add Blink-182, Cee Lo Green, Jimmy Eat World And Many More

30th April 2014 -

 Press

The long-awaited Sziget debut of Blink-182 is finally happening! 11th August (Day -1) is the date. Other new additions to the 2014 Sziget line-up include Cee Lo Green and Jimmy Eat World, plus Casper, A...

Begin Again

23rd April 2014 -

 Video

Dan Mulligan is a former record executive who has just been spectacularly dismissed by the label he was employed by. Now penniless with nowhere to go and no-one to talk to apart from his hormonal...

Gwen Stefani To Join Pharrell Williams As Latest Addition To 'The Voice' Judging Panel?

20th April 2014 -

 News

Gwen Stefani may be joining The Voice as a judge for the upcoming seventh season. Reports suggest Stefani is close to signing a deal with the show's network, NBC, to appear as a judge on...

Pharrell Williams Replacing Cee Lo Green As Coach On 'The Voice'

1st April 2014 -

 News

Pharrell Williams is to replace The Voice's outgoing coach, Cee Lo Green, who recently announced that he's be stepping away from NBC's talent contest to focus on his own musical career. Williams, who served as...

What Is Cee Lo Green Doing This Year Instead Of "The Voice"?

20th February 2014 -

 News

The Voice might just be taking cues from American Idol and is changing its lineup. Yesterday judge Cee Lo Green, of Gnarls Barkley fame, announced that he would be departing the NBC competition. For anyone,...

Cee Lo Green Announces His Departure From NBC's 'The Voice'

20th February 2014 -

 News

Cee Lo Green Announces His Departure From NBC's 'The Voice' Cee Lo Green has announced that he will leave the singing talent show 'The Voice' at the end of this season. The 39 year-old first...

CeeLo Green Will Leave 'The Voice', It Is Because He's Never Coached A Winner?

19th February 2014 -

 News

CeeLo Green has announced that after the end of this season, he won't be returning as a judge on the NBC singing show, The Voice. CeeLo first broke the news that he would be leaving...

90s Popstars Eternal Re-Group: 5 Reunions To Look Out For In 2014

27th December 2013 -

 News

Calling all fans of cheesy, sing-along 1990s pop: girlband Eternal have been confirmed as part of the line-up for ITV2's The Big Reunion alongside Gareth Gates, A1 and Damage. The news that Louise Redknapp's chart-dominating,...

And The Winner OF 'The Voice' Season Five Is...

18th December 2013 -

 News

The final standings for season five finale of The Voice featured two of Adam Levine's acts, with Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin representing the Maroon 5 singer, and Christina Aguilera's 16-year-old protege Jacquie Lee. After...

No One Is A Favourite To Leave 'The Voice' As We Reach The Top Ten

19th November 2013 -

 News

Last night (18 Nov.) on NBC, we came no closer to discovering who might be the first contestant to be booted out of the Top Ten on The Voice, after all of the remaining performers...

CeeLo Green Didn't Rape Anyone. Prosecutors Turn Attention to Ecstasy.

22nd October 2013 -

 News

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office formally rejected felony rape charge against the Forget You singer CeeLo Green this week. However, prosecutors are accusing The Voice judge of furnishing the woman in question with...

Cee-Lo Green Cleared Of Sexual Assault Felony, But Still Faces Charges For Ecstasy Possession

22nd October 2013 -

 News

Cee-Lo Green was cleared by the Los Angeles County District Attorney of charges that he had sexually assaulted a woman after allegedly slipping a drug into her drink. The singer and The Voice judge hasn't...

CeeLo Green Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

22nd October 2013 -

 News

CeeLo Green pleaded not guilty to a charge of giving a woman a hit of ecstasy before having sex with her.CeeLo Green pleaded not guilty to the drug charges.The case first came to the Los...

CeeLo Green Won't Face Sexual Abuse Charges, But Singer Will Be Charged with Possession of Ecstasy

21st October 2013 -

 News

It’s all looking reasonably rosy for CeeLo Green. We say rosy because TMZ have reported that he won’t face charges for sexual assault.We say reasonably, though, because the same site has reported that he will,...

Cee Lo Green And Big Gipp Of Goodie Mob Greet Giggling Female Fans At Their Book Signing

27th September 2013 -

 Footage

Goodie Mob rapper Big Gipp and singer Cee Lo Green greet fans and sign copies of their collaborative book 'Everybody's Brother' at the Books And Books store in Florida.Cee Lo is snapped chatting to one...

Christina Aguilera & Cee Lo Green Are Back With A Vengeance In 'The Voice' Season Opener

24th September 2013 -

 News

The quest to find America's next singing sensation is on, and we've got two familiar faces returning to the fifth season of The Voice to boot, as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green made their...

CeeLo Green on Goodie Mob's Age Against The Machine: "I Know it's Exceptional"

27th August 2013 -

 News

Goodie Mob’s youngest and most successful breakout star has spoken about his group’s new album, Age Against The Machine – the first offering from the group for 14 years. He was keen to rejuvenate the...

Cee Lo Green Reactivates Goodie Mob After 14 Years, New Album Out Now

27th August 2013 -

 News

Cee Lo Green may have had a successful project as one half of Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse, and a hit solo song 'Forget You' that hasn't been forgotten, but he was keen to revive...

'The Voice' Returns: But Where Are All The Superstars?

29th July 2013 -

 News

Get ready to settle down in your favorite chair with a little pile of peanuts because The Voice is on its way back for a fifth series. Judges Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine and...

Christina Aguilera On Her Break From 'The Voice', Family Life And Show-Biz Pressures

28th July 2013 -

 News

Christina Aguilera explained why she decided to take a season off from the televised singing competition The Voice. The singer stated it was due to her family commitments and the pressures of constantly living in...

Maroon 5 Frontman, Adam Levine, Engaged To Model Behati Prinsloo

17th July 2013 -

 News

Adam Levine, the frontman of Maroon 5, is engaged to model Behati Prinsloo. The couple have been dating on-and-off since May 2012. According to a statement made by Levine's representative, the 34-year-old proposed to Behati...

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