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Famous as :

Singer, producer

Birth Name :

Bobby Ray Simmons

Birth Date :

November 15, 1988

Birth Place :

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "I'll Be in the Sky" (2008)


B.o.B aka Bobby Ray was born in North Carolina on November 15, 1988 and grew up on the east side of Atlanta. He first considered making music only as a hobby which he did in his spare time. Despite taking it not so seriously, he had formed a production duo called The Klinic when he was just a high schooler. At the age of 15, he had successfully sold one of his beats to a recording artist Citty.

When his partner left for college, he continued pursuing his music career as a solo artist. Still underage, he sneaked into into Club Crucial, which was owned by T.I., in 2006. Successfully impressing the crowd with his self-produced tune, he was approached by TJ Chapman who happened to stand among the crowd when he performed. A month later, he was signed to Atlantic, becoming T.I.'s labelmate and releasing a mixtape "Cloud 9".

Latest News

B.o.B Releases Remix to Nick Jonas' 'Jealous'

January 17, 2015 04:51:56 GMT

has given ' hit single "Jealous" the remix treatment. Premiering on Friday, January 16, the new version finds the rapper giving the pop/R&B tune some hip-hop flavor by adding some brand new verses.

Jodeci Teams Up With B.o.B for First New Song in 18 Years 'Nobody Wins'

December 23, 2014 04:03:53 GMT

Nearly 20 years after releasing their last album, Jodeci last month reunited at Soul Train Awards where they performed a medley of classics and debuted a snippet of a brand new track called "Nobody Wins". The full version of the new song, featuring rapper , has now arrived along with an accompanying lyric video.

Video: Eminem Joined by B.o.B and Royce da 5'9" Onstage at Atlanta's Music Midtown Fest

September 22, 2014 07:15:28 GMT

brought out special guests when he headlined the 2014 Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta. The rapper, who made his first appearance in the city in nine years, helped wrap up the second day of the event held at Piedmont Park.

B.o.B Debuts New Collaboration With Sevyn Streeter 'Swing My Way'

July 07, 2014 08:19:05 GMT

has reteamed with for a new collaboration called "Swing My Way". Arriving on Sunday, July 6, the slow-tempo R&B/hip-hop track is a remake of KP & Envyi's 1998 jam, "Shorty Swing My Way".

B.o.B Debuts 'All I Want' Music Video

May 31, 2014 05:51:19 GMT

has premiered the official music video for one of his "" standouts called "All I Want". Arriving via MTV on Friday, May 30, the cool visuals was shot by director Dennis Liu.

B.o.B Debuts 'John Doe' Music Video Ft. Priscilla Renea

January 17, 2014 04:31:18 GMT

has premiered the music video for "John Doe", a track which he recorded with singer . The four-minute clip follows the story of a girl, who says she comes from a small town and moves to a big city because she wants to be an actress.

B.o.B's New Song 'Throwback' Ft. Chris Brown Arrives Online

November 26, 2013 03:02:39 GMT

's collaboration with , their new duet after 2012's song "Arena", has been unleashed on the internet. In the bouncy club track titled "Throwback", the "Fine China" singer channels his inner rapper and spits some verses.

B.o.B's 'Underground Luxury' Gets December Release Date

October 18, 2013 07:34:12 GMT

's upcoming album, "", has a release date. During his visit to BET's 106 & Park on Thursday afternoon, October 17, the 24-year-old rapper announced that his third studio album would arrive on December 17.

Birdman, B.o.B, T.I. and Young Dro Premiere 'Kemosabe' Video

August 19, 2013 17:31:21 GMT

Grand Hustle's , Doe B., and along with Cash Money Records CEO drop a music video of their collaboration track "Kemosabe". The almost five-minute T.I. and Philly Fly Boy-directed clip features the gang surrounded by their colorful rides and women covered only in body paint.

B.o.B Debuts 'HeadBand' Music Video Featuring 2 Chainz

July 02, 2013 09:03:17 GMT

premieres the visuals for his collaboration with , "HeadBand". In the video, the two rappers are sitting on their chairs while being surrounded by twerking girls. Another scene shows the girls lying down on the grass and moving their legs to the music as the rappers and their friends enjoy the view and have a barbecue.

B.o.B Premieres 'Chandelier' Music Video Featuring Lauriana Mae

May 31, 2013 08:59:30 GMT

Hip-hop recording artist may be working on his new album " but he chooses to come up with a brand new music video for his 2012-released album "" single "Chandelier". The 24-year-old rapper is joined on the visuals by his track collaborator and Atlantic Records label mate Lauriana Mae.

B.o.B Releases Futuristic Music Video of 'Through My Head'

May 21, 2013 07:13:46 GMT

unveils his new single, "Through My Head", along with its music video. The 24-year-old rapper is not featured in the video which is set in futuristic Los Angeles. Instead, the video follows a young man named Chris Black a.k.a. The Raven on the run to avoid police robots who are hunting him down and tracking his every move.

B.o.B Partying With T.I. and Juicy J in 'We Still in This B*tch' Music Video

January 14, 2013 08:19:52 GMT

drops the video for his track "We Still in This B*tch" off his November 2012 mixtape "Fuck 'Em We Ball". Produced by Atlanta-based music producer , the track features rapper/producer and award-winning songwriter and rapper .

B.o.B and Nicki Minaj Go Insane in 'Out of My Mind' Music Video

August 24, 2012 01:32:06 GMT

checks into a mental hospital in a music video for his song "Out of My Mind". In the visuals, he depicts the life of a patient in the facility. He appears to be losing control several times and has to be carried away by some men wearing heavy riot gear.

Video Premiere: B.o.B and Andre 3000's 'Play the Guitar'

August 09, 2012 02:23:27 GMT

A music video for 's new song "Play the Guitar" has been made available for fans' viewing pleasure. Presenting a creative futuristic concept, the clip shows various objects getting pixelated into black-and-white dots. Though a.k.a Andre 3000 is featured in the song, the rapper doesn't make an appearance in the visuals.

Video Premiere: B.o.B's 'Both of Us' Ft. Taylor Swift

June 27, 2012 06:56:47 GMT

After sharing behind-the-scene look at the filming of "Both of Us" clip, has finally debuted the music video in full. The rapper and his collaborator share smiles in several scenes that feature them together, but they are mostly seen being apart throughout the video.

B.o.B Films 'Both of Us' Clip With Taylor Swift, Debuts 'Ray Bands' Music Video

June 15, 2012 02:38:52 GMT

has been caught on camera filming a music video for his latest single "Both of Us". Along with country music beauty , the 23-year-old rapper was snapped in Nashville on Thursday, June 14 while shooting the Jake Nava-directed clip.

B.o.B and O.A.R. Release New Song 'Champions' for Olympic Games

May 09, 2012 02:16:14 GMT

teams up with rock band to record a new song in an effort to help motivate Team U.S.A. in upcoming Olympic Games. Inspired by the rigorous training and determination of the athletes, the track titled "Champions" is released as a free download.

B.o.B Reveals 'So Hard to Breath' From New Album 'Strange Clouds'

April 17, 2012 08:42:52 GMT

hypes up the upcoming release of his second studio album "" by releasing a brand new song called "So Hard to Breathe". Co-produced by Alex da Kid and Bei Maejor, it has the Atlanta rapper narrating the downside of being famous.

B.o.B's New Song 'Both of Us' Ft. Taylor Swift Leaks

April 12, 2012 04:07:45 GMT

Soon after tracklisting for 's upcoming second studio album "" was revealed, one of the new songs in the CD leaks on the web. Titled "Both of Us", it opens with crooning empowerment lyrics on the hook before Bobby Ray charging in with his rhymes.

B.o.B's 'Strange Clouds' Tracklisting Includes Morgan Freeman, Taylor Swift and More

April 10, 2012 06:32:17 GMT

Fifteen tracks recorded for 's upcoming second studio album "" have been revealed in a tracklisting for the CD. Among those confirmed to serve as featured guests are Golden Globe-winning actor and Grammy-winning singer .

Video Premiere: B.o.B's 'So Good'

March 22, 2012 05:32:35 GMT

is living a good life in a music video for his latest single "So Good". The Grand Hustle rapper has everything any man could ask for; a fame, a stack of money and a beautiful girlfriend. He spoils his leading lady by taking her to beautiful places around the world.

B.o.B Releases New Song 'Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray)'

March 20, 2012 07:25:24 GMT

has unveiled another brand new song ahead of his new album release. In the fresh track titled "Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray)", the Grand Hustle rapper criticizes himself for "constantly changing" and "becoming so cocky" after rising to stardom.

B.o.B's 'Airplanes' Producers Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

January 27, 2012 06:31:14 GMT

Producers behind 's hit single "Airplanes" have landed in hot water. Jeremy Dussolliet and Tim Sommers, who work under the moniker Kinetics & One Love, are sued by a songwriter named Christine Dominguez for an alleged copyright infringement over the Grammy-nominated single, according to AllHipHop.

Video Premiere: B.o.B's 'How Bout Dat'

January 18, 2012 06:20:20 GMT

has debuted a music video in support of his mixtape track called "How Bout Dat". Flanked by and Trae the Truth, the Atlanta rapper takes his minions to enjoy a boozy night out with scantily-clad dancers at a strip club.

B.o.B's 'Play the Guitar' Ft. Andre 3000 Comes Out in Full

December 27, 2011 07:36:09 GMT

After being previewed in a short snippet a few days ago, 's brand new single entitled "Play the Guitar" is finally released in full on iTunes. The rock-themed song features Andre 3000 a.k.a 's member .

Snippet of B.o.B's Single 'Playing the Guitar' Ft. Andre 3000

December 23, 2011 06:07:35 GMT

is moving on from his first single "Strange Clouds" to a second one called "Playing the Guitar". In anticipation of the song release, the rapper drops a short snippet which which previews the rock-tinged production featured on the track.

Katy Perry's 'One That Got Away' Remix Ft. B.o.B Surfaces in Full

December 17, 2011 03:14:59 GMT

's "The One That Got Away" remix hits the web just few days after she scored a sixth top-5 single with the original version of the song. The revamped tune opens with throwing some extra verses which gives a male point of view to the nostalgic story of her long-lost love.

Video Premiere: B.o.B's 'Strange Clouds' Ft. Lil Wayne

December 06, 2011 04:43:34 GMT

has debuted a music video for his latest single "Strange Clouds". The "Nothin' On You" hitmaker is joined by his featured guest in a beautiful meadow with some strange-colored clouds looming in the sky. On top of that, fellow rapper is seen making a cameo appearance in the clip.

New Videos: B.o.B's 'F**ked Up' and Monica's 'Until It's Gone'

October 25, 2011 07:38:40 GMT

and have just premiered a music video each. The Atlanta rapper releases the viral clip for his track "F**ked Up" as a thank-you to his fans for making #strangeclouds become one of the trending topics on Twitter. Meanwhile, the Georgia R&B singer drops visuals to promote her single "Until It's Gone".

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