Our man crush today is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, better known by his stage name CeeLo Green. He is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor with stunning vocals that can melt any heart. CeeLo Green started his music career as a member of the Southern hip hop group Goodie Mob and later as part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, but subsequently he embarked on a solo career, partially spurred by his YouTube popularity.
CeeLo Green is best known for his soul work: his most popular was Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy”, which reached number 1 in various singles charts worldwide, including the UK. In the United States, “Crazy” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Its parent album St. Elsewhere (2006) was also a hit and peaked at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and number 4 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Gnarls Barkley’s second album, The Odd Couple (2008), charted at number 12 on the Billboard 200.
In 2010, Green took a hiatus from working with producer; Danger Mouse, but this didn’t stop him from making hits as he soon released a solo single titled “Fuck You!”, on August 19. The song became a successful single, with the radio-edit version “Forget You”, reaching the top spot in the UK and the Netherlands and peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Its parent album, The Lady Killer (2010), saw similar success, peaking within the top five of the UK Albums Chart and debuting within the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, receiving a Gold certification from the BPI in the UK. His next two singles, “It’s OK” and “Bright Lights Bigger City” were also big hits in Europe. One year after the successful release of his album, he did a concert with music icon; Prince in Madison Square Garden.
From 2011 to 2014, Green was a judge and coach on American reality television singing competition The Voice, appearing on four of its seasons. Despite the super success of his solo career, Green reunited with the rest of his old group; Goodie Mob, to release their fifth studio album Age Against the Machine in 2013.
He took a dab at the movie life as a voice actor in 2012 with the animated hit movie; Hotel Transylvania, and also appeared in a few television programs and films, including his own show; The Good Life, on TBS. CeeLo Green’s talents didn’t just bag him hits but also scored him some endorsement deals with brands like 7 Up, Duracell, M&M’s, and sake brand TY KU. His work has earned numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy Awards, a BET Award, a Billboard Award, and a Brit Award.
Beyond his many achievements, there are so many reason why we love CeeLo Green and we simply can’t wait for his next hit. Keep up with awesome news from the singer on Instagram @ceelogreen
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