On May 30 CeeLo Green was born…

On May 30, 1975 hip hop artist CeeLo Green was born. 

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CeeLo Green

He is best known for his start as part of the hip hop group Goodie Mob, as well as being one half of the group Gnarls Barkley. He further gained international stardom with the hit song “Crazy” as part of Gnarls Barkely, and his solo hit, “Fuck You” (titled “Forget You” for the radio-edit version). Both songs were international chart toppers, further cementing CeeLo Green as a musical superstar. 

“Crazy” by Gnarls Barkely:

Starting in 2011, CeeLo Green joined the singing competition show “The Voice,” alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton.

Promotional poster for

Promotional poster for “The Voice” featuring Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and CeeLo Green

“The Voice” has been a tremendous success, averaging close to 15 million viewers a season, and winning the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. In 2014, Green confirmed he wasn’t returning for the upcoming season of “The Voice,” with Pharrell Williams replacing him as a judge. Throughout his career, Green, among many awards, has won five Grammy Awards.

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