Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (born November 15, 1988),[3] known professionally as B.o.B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Decatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o.B was discovered by Brian Richardson, who then introduced him to TJ Chapman, who subsequently brought him to American record producer Jim Jonsin. After hearing his music, Jonsin signed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint. Two years later, Jonsin and B.o.B signed a joint venture deal, with Atlantic Records and American rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.[4]

B.o.B quickly rose to fame after his commercial debut single "Nothin' on You", reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He would later release his third single "Airplanes", which also topped several major music charts. His fifth single "Magic", became his 3rd top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. B.o.B's debut studio album The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which was preceded by two extended plays (EPs) and several mixtapes, was released in April 2010. The album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was eventually certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2016. B.o.B was named the ninth "Hottest MC in the Game of 2010" by MTV, on their annual list.[5]

B.o.B released his second studio album Strange Clouds, in May 2012. The album spawned six singles, four of which charted exceptionally well internationally. The album's eponymous lead single became his fourth top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The singles "So Good", "Both of Us" and "Out of My Mind", followed behind, with the former two being certified platinum by the RIAA. The album itself debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. His third album Underground Luxury, was released in December 2013 and supported by the lead single "HeadBand". In August 2015, B.o.B unexpectedly released a new project Psycadelik Thoughtz, via digital distribution, with little-to-no promotion. B.o.B is an outspoken believer that the earth is flat.



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Party Time
  –  January 1, 2018
We will hear their compositions played by themselves, Ray Bryant, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis ... things in listening to jazz. We will feature music from Les McCann, Junior Mance, Red Garland, Bobby Timmons, Gene Harris, Ramsey Lewis and Monty Alexander ...
Concerts, premieres with local natives, more on tap for Tri-State
  –  December 31, 2017
Music Hall of Fame Billy Ray Cyrus soon will be honored by his beloved home state ... Cyrus will be honored alongside fellow inductees Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, Dale Ann Bradley, Bobby Lewis and David "Stringbean" Akeman. The induction ceremony ...
Annual Unity Concert to highlight Atlanta's rich R&B culture with After 7, Jorel "JFly" Flynn
  –  December 29, 2017
The stage is set for the How Big Is Your Dream Foundation's seventh-annual Unity Concert on Feb. 24, at the Ray Charles Performing ... R&B icon Bobby Brown echoed Green's sentiments. "There’s no love in the [music] industry," he said.
We Picked Madonna's Top 20 Singles to Celebrate 35 Years Since Her Debut
  –  December 28, 2017
The music video, directed by Bobby Woods, features Madonna playing a character based ... pure pop perfection and has deservedly become an iconic part of pop culture. 2. "Ray of Light" (1998) Perhaps the most electronic-sounding single from Madonna's ...
Aloha, Bobby and Rose Blu-ray Detailed
  –  December 21, 2017
U.S. label Scorpion Releasing has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director ... and will be distributed by Music Box/Doppelganger Releasing, is expected to arrive on the market in late April. Synopsis: Bobby has a new '68 Camaro and a dead-end ...
West Virginia music makes the perfect holiday gift
  –  December 19, 2017
“Windy Mountain” is a bluegrass classic from Curly Ray Cline, with fine fiddling ... Very danceable music, folks. Its available from johnlillymusic.com and other sites. Fiddler Bobby Taylor and banjo player Kim Johnson are joined by Jesse Pearson ...
Oldies hits keep coming in Canadian music retrospective book
  –  December 3, 2017
Kearney pitched the concept of profiling Canadian acts like Lighthouse, Bobby Curtola and Mashmakhan (whose hit As the Years Go By became the book title). Ray was keen. So the duo turned the idea into a string of syndicated music columns appearing ...
Catching up with Bobby Bare: Country Music Hall of Famer
  –  November 11, 2017
Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare chatted with Digital Journal about his latest ... Bare had nothing but the kindest words for Ray Stevens, who performed "When You're Hot, You're Hot," at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in Reed's ...


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