Cee-Lo

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Rapper and singer from the Atlanta-based Goodie Mob, now more known for his work with the chart-topping Gnarls Barkley.Released his first solo album 'Cee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections' on Arista in 2002 to much critical acclaim.Cee-Lo has one of the most distinctive voices in all of hip-hop.

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Cee Lo Green (born Thomas Calloway on May 30, 1974) is an American // and R&B musician. He is a singer, rapper, songwriter and record , best known as a member of Gnarls Barkley, Goodie Mob, and Dungeon Family. He has also recorded two successful solo LPs, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, (2002) Cee-Lo Green... Is The Soul Machine, (2004) and is completing a follow-up album Lady Killer, due for release in fall 2010. Among Cee-Lo's solo hits are the singles "Closet Freak" (2002) and "I'll Be Around" (2003), produced by and featuring Timbaland.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he is one of a number of artists to successfully record as both a rapper and singer. He has appeared as a featured singing vocalist on songs by artists such as Esthero, Common, Carlos Santana, Royce da 5'9", Twista, OutKast, Seeed, Black Eyed Peas, DANGERDOOM, CunninLynguists and Trick Daddy, and sings background vocals on labelmates TLC's #1 hit single "Waterfalls".

His successes as a songwriter and producer include the 2005 hit single "Don't Cha", recorded by The Pussycat Dolls and Busta Rhymes.

Gnarls Barkley first collaborative album, St. Elsewhere, was released on April 24, 2006 in the United Kingdom and May 2, 2006 in the United States. St. Elsewhere entered the charts at #1 in the UK, as did the first single "Crazy". "Crazy" was the first single to go straight to #1 in the UK based on digital download sales alone. The album is Cee-Lo's greatest selling venture yet, having shipped over 1 million copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Cee Lo received a Grammy nomination for his song "Gettin' Grown", from his solo album Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections.

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Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974), better known by his stage name Cee-Lo Green, is an American hip hop, funk, soul, and R&B musician. He is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer, best known as a member of Goodie Mob and more recently Gnarls Barkley, and has also recorded two critically acclaimed solo LPs. He's also known for his strong Southern accent and smooth harmonizing vocals. Among Cee-Lo's solo hits are the singles "Closet Freak" (2002) and "I'll Be Around" (2003), produced by and featuring Timbaland. He also performed backing vocals on multi-platinum selling R&B girl band TLC's 1995 #1 single "Waterfalls".[citation needed]

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