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Famous as :


Birth Name :

Faheem Rasheed Najm

Birth Date :

September 30, 1985

Birth Place :

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Spouse :

Amber Najm (since 2003)

Claim to fame :

Single "I'm Sprung" (2005)


For weeks, pop, country and R&B had been switching foot to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rap was not within sight until T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" successfully landed the very first spot. The song first peeked at #84 and stayed in the chart for seven remarkable weeks by climbing at a steady rate until it reached the highest spot. Though having a slow hike, the single that is featuring Young Joc, has been the greatest airplay gainer for seven times. So unconventional does the song that it also receives various remixes from his fellow warriors such as T.I., R. Kelly, Stat Quo, Pitbull, P. Diddy, Kanye West and many more. This single proves two things about him; that he actually can pen a number 1 hit and that he hasn't lost his niche since "I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)". With the single's strength, his album "Epiphany" might encounter the same fate upon its release in June 2007. This is probably why he is made one of the musicians trusted to bring back the career of pop queen Britney Spears.

Determination proves to be working out great in T-Pain's life. Born as a middle child of five in 1985, Faheem Najm learnt a lot from his Entrepreneur father who was doing a lot of music himself. His dad often took him to the studio whereby he watched and learnt carefully until he could establish his own 'mini' studio. At age 10, his bedroom was converted into a small mixing pot, which at that time already facilitating a keyboard, a beat machine and a four-track recorder. Using the minimal equipments, little T-Pain would compose tunes, trying out beats and eventually piled a huge collection of songs. And then he started the singing. However, seeing that everybody around him did rapping, he began to pursue the same thing and actually was avid at it. He said, "The rapping was just something that I started doing cause I thought it was cool." This routine continued until he landed a role in a five-piece rapping outfit called "Nappy Headz". The group had a good start in 2000 through the songs "Robbery" and "F.L.A." but soon the flame died and he started thinking about getting the spotlight alone.

Latest News

Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs Are Engaged, T-Pain Says

April 01, 2015 21:41:13 GMT

Are and engaged? According to , they are. The rapper broke the engagement news when twigs' name came up during a discussion about his new album and some of his inspirations for it in a new interview.

Video: T-Pain Sings Without Auto-Tunes for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series

October 30, 2014 02:45:19 GMT

Fans can stop wondering how sounds like singing without auto-tune. The hip-hop star was the latest artist to perform for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series and during the gig, he showed off his amazing vocal chops as he sang some of his songs nearly a capella.

T-Pain Attempts to Commit 'Love Suicide' in Music Video Ft. Severe

July 04, 2014 05:54:53 GMT

has released the music video for "Love Suicide" for fans' viewing pleasure. Arriving on Thursday, July 3, the four-minute visuals finds the singer looking brokenhearted as he stands on a ledge outside his girlfriend's apartment.

T-Pain Drops 'Ain't Worried Bout Nothin' ' Remix

December 28, 2013 05:29:24 GMT

has released his remix version of 's "Ain't Worried Bout Nothin' ". In the track, the 28-year-old rapper can be heard spitting some new bars over the beats produced by Rico Love.

T-Pain, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled Accused of Stealing Music, Facing $100M Lawsuit

August 23, 2013 06:29:27 GMT

, and are among big names, who are facing a $100 million lawsuit after being accused of stealing numerous songs, All Hip Hop reports. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana by Paul Batiste, who represents a jazz ensemble The Batiste Brothers band.

T-Pain Won't Buy Kanye West Baby Gifts, Explains Why

June 29, 2013 05:55:28 GMT

didn't bother to buy gifts to congratulate him on fatherhood despite the fact that they're good buddies. At the premiere of "" in Los Angeles, he explains to Us Weekly of his no-gift decision for Yeezy.

The Lonely Island Releases Funny New Single 'I F***ed My Aunt' Featuring T-Pain

May 16, 2013 09:25:06 GMT

The Lonely Island boys, , Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, joined by rapper debut their wacky new song "I F***ed My Aunt". The funny new single is the second track to be released off their "Wack Wednesdays" series, which kicked off last week with the star-studded video "Spring Break Anthem".

T-Pain Unleashes Internet-Themed Video for 'Don't You Quit'

September 28, 2012 08:49:16 GMT

has premiered a music video for his new track "Don't You Quit". The Internet-themed video has the Florida-born artist being surrounded by sexy babes who shake off their buttocks while he raps in front of a plain white background.

Wisin and Yandel's 'Algo Me Gusta De Ti' Video Ft. Chris Brown and T-Pain

August 17, 2012 07:57:43 GMT

are going hard with and in a music video supporting their newest single "Algo Me Gusta De Ti". The men join a bunch of hot babes in a rave party and show off some fancy footworks on the dance floor.

Cody Simpson's New Single 'So Listen' Ft. T-Pain Comes Out

March 14, 2012 04:55:30 GMT

's fresh single "So Listen" has been released. "I'd like to think you understand me/ But I never really like to assume/ So you never have to ask me/ I'ma let my actions tell you the truth," he woos his lady before adding that he's "never been good with words."

Video Premiere: T-Pain's 'Let Me Talk'

December 09, 2011 04:01:38 GMT

drives his luxury car to a junkyard in a music video for his track "Let Me Talk". He is joined by a number of chicks who show off their curvy figures in revealing outfits. While he croons his auto-tuned verses, the girls seductively move their bodies to the music.

T-Pain's 'Look at Her Go' Ft. Chris Brown Comes Out in Full

November 30, 2011 02:15:52 GMT

After getting previewed a few days ago, 's new song "Look at Her Go" which features has surfaced in its entirety. Both artists get autotuned in this track, but it's the king who kicks off the track by chanting, "Come on baby keep on doin watchu doin' ".

T-Pain Releases Music Video for His 'Fantasy'

October 29, 2011 04:52:07 GMT

brings Dawn Richard from to his music video for a song called "Fantasy". Standing behind two separate white sheets, the Auto-Tune king and the former member of sing to each other about their heart desire.

T-Pain's 'Nothin' Music Video Ft. Detail

October 26, 2011 07:57:31 GMT

takes his entourage to what looks like a warehouse in a music video for his song "Nothin'." The "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" hitmaker provides a soundtrack for his crew to dance to before joining them and showing off some of his best moves.

Video: Drunk Shia LaBeouf Beaten to the Ground During Street Fight

October 18, 2011 09:01:56 GMT

gets his ass kicked in a recent street fight. TMZ has just brought forth a footage of the "" star being beaten to the ground by a shirtless man after a reported heated exchange inside a bar in Vancouver, Canada in the early hours of Friday, October 14 morning.

Audio Stream: Chris Brown and T-Pain Do 'Niggas in Paris' Freestyle

October 18, 2011 08:53:17 GMT

treats his devotees to an early Halloween gift by dropping his freestyle version of and 's "Niggas in Paris". The R&B singer teams up with for the revamped song.

Video Premiere: T-Pain's '5 O'Clock' Ft. Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen

September 30, 2011 04:05:05 GMT

No matter how late he's staying out, will always go home to his wife. In a music video for his newest single "5 O'Clock", the Auto-Tune artist is lounging at a party, but he immediately grabs his coat and heads out after receiving a text from his loved one.

Video Premiere: T-Pain's 'Booty Work'

June 22, 2011 04:27:26 GMT

has released a visual treatment for his new single "Booty Work (One Cheek at a Time)" which features Joey Galaxy. The Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter roams through a neighborhood with a male companion while female dancers keep shaking their hips to the song.

T-Pain and Chris Brown Are Love Rivals in 'Best Love Song' Video

May 26, 2011 03:50:29 GMT

has just released a music video filmed to support his latest single "Best Love Song". The Auto-Tune king sets his eyes on a spunky chick, and he is not happy when learning that also pursues the same lady. They then go head-to-head on stage during a gig on Friday night at "The Moon".

Video Premiere: Wiz Khalifa's 'Black and Yellow' Ft. Snoop Dogg and T-Pain

January 08, 2011 07:34:33 GMT

Official remix of 's chart-busting single "Black and Yellow" has got an accompanying music video. It features the Pittsburgh rapper throwing his verses to the camera alongside fellow rappers , and 's .

T-Pain Joining Lil Wayne in Young Money

December 31, 2010 08:16:52 GMT

reportedly has signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment, the home of and . The rumor emerged after jeweler Gabriel Jacobs revealed in a video message that he is crafting a Young Money/Nappy Boy pendant, which has over 200 karats in rubies and 300 karats in diamonds, for the Auto-Tune rapper.

Celebrity Neighbor Inspired Simon Cowell's Showbiz Career

August 20, 2010 04:30:13 GMT

Music mogul became determined to succeed in show business after he saw and Robert Mitchum enjoying extravagant parties in a neighbor's garden when he was a child. Cowell achieved global stardom with his hit TV talent shows, including "" and "", and has become one of the most famous names of the entertainment industry in recent years.

Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera Head to Las Vegas for Charity Concert

August 20, 2010 04:29:35 GMT

is heading to Las Vegas with his former Mickey Mouse Club co-star for a special charity concert. The "SexyBack" singer is hosting Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special Evening Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sin City in October and he has recruited his former childhood TV pal for the evening.

'The Gates' 1.05 Preview: Vampires Strike

July 19, 2010 09:18:27 GMT

No sooner is Nick assailed with the revelation that vampires exist and are living inside The Gates, than he finds himself forced into an alliance with one. To complicate matters, Marcus begins an investigation into Teresa's disappearance, bringing him dangerously close to uncovering the secret that Dylan and Nick share.

Roscoe Dash's 'My Own Step' Music Video Feat. T-Pain

July 19, 2010 09:10:40 GMT

has made public a music video in support of his single "My Own Step". The clip is a crowded one as a number of dancers gather on the dance floor, showing off their moves while the rapper is trading his verses with his collaborator .

DJ Khaled Premieres Star-Studded Video for 'All I Do Is Win' Remix

June 28, 2010 09:22:17 GMT

A music video in support of 's "All I Do Is Win" remix has been out for viewing pleasure. It features the big stars lending their vocal on the hook, such as , , , and .

Video Premiere: Travis McCoy's 'The Manual' Ft. T-Pain

June 12, 2010 02:18:55 GMT

goes crazy in a music video which supports his latest single "The Manual". In this clip, the frontman is sharing screen with who lends his vocal on the hook.

Chris Brown Up for Charity Concert With Keri Hilson, T-Pain and More

April 20, 2010 08:25:04 GMT

is going to headline a charity gig in Richmond, Virginia on May 15. The R&B performer who previously performed at BET's "SOS: Help for Haiti" will be joined by the likes of , , , , and .

Rapper T-Pain to Release Christian Pop Album

April 02, 2010 09:16:39 GMT

has peeled off a bit about his next studio album, saying that it will take a very different direction. The rapper announced in an interview with MySpace Music that his fifth studio album which will be released after "" will be a Christian pop album.

Video Premiere: T-Pain's 'Reverse Cowgirl'

March 19, 2010 04:02:54 GMT

has debuted a music video filmed to support his new single "Reverse Cowgirl". The Jeremy Rall-directed video features the Auto-Tune MC rapping to the camera with slow-motion captures of beautiful women sometime intercepting his scenes.

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