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Famous as :

Rapper, songwriter, producer

Birth Name :

Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

Birth Date :

May 30, 1974

Birth Place :

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

Christina Johnson (? - 2005)

Claim to fame :

Single "Closet Freak" (2002)


Growing up in Atlanta, %Cee-Lo% Green began singing in church and later joined a Hip-Hop group called Goodie Mob. As his career with the band began to take off, his mother who was paralyzed due to a car accident died. The singer/songwriter who was born on May 30, 1974 was so much affected by the passing, leaving him in a depression which was expressed in his songs.

Instead of continuing his career with Goodie Mob, Cee-Lo started building his own solo career and inked a deal with Arista. He dropped "Cee Lo Green and his Perfect Imperfections" in 2002, but got his break 2 years later when he came out with "Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine". He collaborated with Dungeon Family in the former, and joined forces with a number of more established artists in the latter. He also got his son Kingston featured in the intro of the second album.

Latest News

Cee-Lo Green Debuts Animated 'Sign of the Times' Music Video

September 03, 2015 08:00:01 GMT

Last week, Green previewed his new album "" with a new song called "Sign of the Times". Now, he returned with its official music video which centers on an animated character in animated post-apocalyptic world.

Cee-Lo Green Unveils New Single 'Robin Williams' to Honor Late Actor

July 18, 2015 02:15:51 GMT

Green has dropped new single, a tribute track to . Aptly titled "Robin Williams", the song debuted on Cee-Lo's website on Friday, July 17 with an interactive video showing the lyrics typed into Google search bars.

Cee-Lo Green Plans to Release Next Album 'Heart Blanche' This Year

June 18, 2015 06:45:43 GMT

Green refused to give up on music after he landed himself in trouble last year for tweeting controversial comments about rape following his no-contest plea for slipping a woman Ecstasy without her consent. In fact, the former coach of "" has been working on a new album called "" which is coming out sometime this year.

'The Voice' Reveals Top 8, Cee-Lo Green, Gwen Stefani and Usher Will Return

April 22, 2015 02:21:51 GMT

"" cut two other contestants when it's back for a live elimination show on Tuesday, April 21. Joshua Davis and Deanna Johnson of Team as well as Rob Taylor of Team were in jeopardy following Monday night's performances. Christina admitted she was shocked that Rob was in the bottom three.

Cee-Lo Green Dropped From Another Music Fest After Controversial Rape Tweet

September 10, 2014 02:49:05 GMT

Green has been dropped from another music festival because of the controversial comments about rape he posted on Twitter recently. This time, BayFest Music Festival in Mobile, Alabama announced they'd removed the rapper from its line-up.

Cee-Lo Green Dropped From a Navy-Sponsored Concert Following Rape Tweets

September 06, 2014 04:25:25 GMT

Green is no longer expected to play the Freedom LIVE concert scheduled for September 20 in Washington, D. C. Organizers of the U.S. Navy-sponsored gig announced that they decided to remove the rapper from the line-up in response to the controversial tweets about rape he sent out recently.

Cee-Lo Green Posts an Apology for 'Idiotic' Comments About Rape

September 03, 2014 09:09:20 GMT

Green returned to Twitter after his account was restored on Tuesday night, September 2. He then posted an apology regarding the controversial comments about rape which he previously tweeted. He shared, "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe."

TBS Cancels 'The Good Life' Following Cee-Lo's Twitter Rant

September 03, 2014 01:00:04 GMT

For Green, "The Good Life" is over. On the heels of a felony drug charge and his attempt to set things straight via Twitter, TBS has decided not to renew the singer's reality show "" for a second season.

Cee-Lo Green Deletes His Twitter After Writing Controversial Comments About Rape

September 02, 2014 08:32:18 GMT

Green deleted his Twitter account after writing some controversial comments about rape. On Friday, August 29, the former judge on "" pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a dinner in 2012 and later made the comments in conversations with some of his followers.

Cee-Lo Green Gets Probation and Community Service After Pleading No Contest in Ecstasy Case

August 29, 2014 23:05:24 GMT

Green pleaded no contest Friday, August 29 at Los Angeles County Superior Court to allegation that he drugged a woman with ecstasy. "I plead no contest where I maintain my innocence," said the former judge on "".

Cee-Lo Green Cancels Concert in Israel

August 05, 2014 07:04:55 GMT

Green has decided to cancel his show in Israel amid the heated tension in the area. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the former judge on "" was supposed to perform at Jerusalem's Independence Park on August 19, but the promoter said the scheduled show would not take place. The gig, hopefully, will be rescheduled for late October/early November.

Cee-Lo Quits 'The Voice' Because It Was 'Obligating' and 'Tiring'

July 04, 2014 02:18:31 GMT

Earlier this year, Green announced that he was leaving "" for good. At that time, the "Crazy" singer blamed his busy schedule for not being able to commit to the hit NBC series, but he has now revealed more reasons which prompted him to quit after four non-consecutive seasons.

Cee-Lo Green Says He's Leaving 'The Voice' for Good

February 19, 2014 07:55:09 GMT

Green won't return to "" again. After taking a break from the show in spring 2013, the soul/hip-hop singer/songwriter is now leaving the reality singing competition series for good.

Cee-Lo Green Confirms Gnarls Barkley Reunion

December 23, 2013 08:49:29 GMT

Green has confirmed that the reunion is happening. When asked about the matter by a TMZ videographer at Los Angeles International Airport, the coach of "" said, "Yeah, like next year."

'The Voice' Top 8 Includes Only One Cee-Lo Green Protege

November 20, 2013 04:46:01 GMT

Another man's down on Team Green on "" Tuesday, November 19. Following the Top 10's performances on Monday night, two more contestants were eliminated on the latest results show and one of Cee-Lo's proteges became the victim.

'The Voice' Won't Fire Cee-Lo Green Despite Felony Drug Charge

October 22, 2013 06:02:45 GMT

Green's seat on "" is safe although he is currently facing a felony drug charge. Mark Burnett, executive producer on the NBC singing competition series, tells TMZ they have no plans to change the judge line-up, saying, "Cee-Lo will not be fired."

Cee-Lo Green Enters Not Guilty Plea to Felony Drug Charge

October 22, 2013 04:42:07 GMT

On Monday, October 21, "" judge/mentor Green showed up for his arraignment in a Los Angeles court where he pleaded not guilty to a felony drug charge for allegedly giving a woman ecstasy or MDMA during a 2012 dinner at an L.A. restaurant. Sexual assault charges filed along with the drug case were thrown out by prosecutors for lack of sufficient evidence.

'The Voice' Coaches Sing Excitement of Their Reunion in Season 5 Promo

September 04, 2013 04:51:07 GMT

"" original coaches reunite for a new funny promo for the upcoming season 5. It opens with and on a fishing trip together, but they are apparently not in their best mood as they lament about how much they miss and Green.

Cee-Lo Green Opens Up About Wanting Eminem for Goodie Mob's 'White Power'

August 09, 2013 06:25:35 GMT

During a RapFix Live interview on Wednesday, August 7 with his group mates, Green revealed how he, Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo had wanted to get Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist on their reunion album "". Slim Shady would have been the featured artist in the track "White Power", but unfortunately it did not work out.

Demi Lovato to Have Her Tonsils Removed

May 22, 2013 08:30:08 GMT

is having a surgery this summer, so she says. The former "" actress tells MTV News that she is going under the knife to remove her tonsils.

T.I. Premieres 'Hello' Music Video Featuring Cee-Lo Green

May 22, 2013 08:04:53 GMT

The actor in rapper gets unleashed anew in the new music video for his collaboration track with Green entitled "Hello". It's a talent he showed off not only in the movies "" and "" but also in the short film he dropped last March as the music video for his track "Addresses" off album "".

Cee-Lo Green to Release Three New Albums

May 21, 2013 04:14:00 GMT

Backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, Green revealed that he's releasing not just one, not even two, but three new albums this year. With his confirmed return on "" to reprise his previous role as mentor on season five of the hit reality TV singing competition, the next several months are looking to be very busy for the "Forget You" singer.

Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green Officially Return to 'The Voice' Season 5

May 18, 2013 02:39:45 GMT

It's official; and Green are back to "" in the fall. The R&B diva and the soul singer will reclaim their coaching gigs, rejoining and who are also confirmed to return for the fifth edition of the singing competition show.

Cee-Lo Green Returns to 'The Voice' as Advisor for Top 10 Performance Show

May 15, 2013 03:47:39 GMT

It seems that NBC couldn't wait any longer to bring Green back to "". Amidst rumors that he's in "advanced negotiations" to return as a coach in season 5, the "F**k You" hitmaker is slated to be an advisor for Team ahead of the Top 10 performance show next week.

Zoe Saldana: I Might 'End Up With a Woman Raising My Children'

May 14, 2013 08:21:12 GMT

shows off her womanly figure as she strips down for Allure. Despite her feminine look, the "" actress describes herself as "androgynous," adding that she might "end up with a woman raising my children...that's how androgynous I am!"

Report: Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green to Return to 'The Voice'

May 14, 2013 08:10:27 GMT

and Green could be back on "" after a one-season break. Deadline and The Wrap report that the former Mouseketeer is set to return in the fifth season of the reality singing competition series, with the latter learning from an NBC executive that she'll be paid $12.5 million for the season.

Cee-Lo Green's New Show Picked Up by TBS

May 11, 2013 17:10:01 GMT

TBS has picked up Green's new show. The network has ordered six episodes of "The CeeLo Life" that follows the former coach on "" as he's juggling between producing, recording, performing and trying to revive .

'90210' Actress Shenae Grimes Gets Married in Black Wedding Dress

May 11, 2013 02:26:18 GMT

of "" and her musician boyfriend Josh Beech got married on Friday, May 10. According to Us Weekly, the wedding took place at a countryside tudor manor outside London. A source said that the bride walked down the aisle to house music.

'Star Wars Episode 7' Set to Film in Britain

May 11, 2013 02:03:22 GMT

Previously confirmed to start shooting in early 2014, "Star Wars Episode 7" now gets its filming location. Disney-owned Lucasfilm has announced that the upcoming "Star Wars" film will take place in Britain, continuing its longstanding history with the U.K. after the last six installments of the George Lucas film franchise were all filmed there.

Suri Cruise Reportedly Signs 1.5 Million Pound Sterling Deal for Her Own Clothing Line

May 10, 2013 09:53:29 GMT

Suri Cruise reportedly has signed a 1.5 million pound sterling contract to work with her mother and her Holmes & Yang partner Jeanne Yang. The 7-year-old girl's fashion range, named Suri, will be launched in New York this autumn and will include collections of clothes, shoes and other accessories. If it is successful, more stores will be opened across the country.

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