B.o.B biography

B.o.B

Hip hop music, Musical Artist

1988 –

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Who is B.o.B?

Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter and record producer from Decatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o.B was discovered by Brian Richardson, who then brought him to TJ Chapman, who then brought him to American record producer Jim Jonsin. After hearing his music, Jonsin subsequently signed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint. A couple of years later, Jonsin and B.o.B signed a joint venture with Atlantic and American rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.

B.o.B quickly rose to fame after his commercial debut single "Nothin' on You", reached No. 1 in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He would later release his third single "Airplanes", which also topped several music charts. The album's fifth single "Magic", became his third top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. B.o.B's debut studio album The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which was preceded by two extended plays and several mixtapes, was released on April 27, 2010. The album reaching No. 1 on the US Billboard charts and was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Later that year, B.o.B was named the ninth "Hottest MC in the Game of 2010" by MTV, on their annual list.

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Born
Nov 15, 1988
Winston-Salem
Also known as
  • B.o.B.
  • Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.
  • Bobby Ray
  • Bobby Ray Simmons
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia High School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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