Cee Loo Green booking
Born in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, Cee Lo Green made a name for himself with the Atlanta hip-hop
group Goodie Mob before going solo in 2002. Between solo records, Cee Lo teamed up with Danger
Mouse in 2005 to form the duo Gnarls Barkley. Back on the scene with a new solo album in 2010, the
singer-songwriter hit the top of the charts in an unlikely fashion with the single “F— You,” which was
an instant hit. In 2011, Cee Lo began his run as a judge/coach on the hit show The Voice. He left the
series the following year, after three seasons, but announced plans to return for season 5.
Cee Lo Green was born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 30, 1974. In the early
1990s, Cee Lo and three others started the hip-hop group Goodie Mob, releasing their first album,
Soul Food, in 1995. Cee Lo both rapped and sang with Goodie Mob, a double duty that was seldom
undertaken in the hip-hop world at the time. The band released its last album in 1999. In 2002, Cee Lo
launched his solo career with the album Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections. The album
didn’t sell well, and its 2004 follow-up, Cee-Lo Green… Is the Soul Machine, similarly failed to impress.
Cee Lo went on to form a collaboration entitled Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse, and the duo
released their first album together, St. Elsewhere, in 2006. The album’s first single, “Crazy,” quickly
became a major international smash, debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. download chart, where it stayed for
11 weeks. “Crazy” was also named Rolling Stone’s No. 1 song of the decade, as well as the
magazine’s No. 100 song of all time. Cee Lo has described the music of Gnarls Barkley as “electric
industrial Euro soul.” In 2008, Gnarls Barkley released a second album, The Odd Couple, which met
with mixed reviews—while reviewers liked the work, it received far less commercial attention than its
Returning to solo mode, Cee Lo released the single “F— You” on August 10, 2010, online, where it
became an instant hit, receiving more than 2 million hits in less than a week. (The album on which the
song appeared, The Lady Killer, was released in November 2010). “F— You” soon made its debut at
No. 1 on the U.K. charts, and went on to garner five Grammy Award nominations. Reworked into the
more radio-friendly “Forget You,” the song was propelled to even greater heights.
Cee Lo went on to appear as a judge/coach on the reality television show The Voice, which debuted
on NBC on April 26, 2011. Cee Lo starred alongside fellow music industry figures Christina Aguilera,
Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on the show, which was a hit with audiences from the start. After
three seasons on The Voice, in 2012, Cee Lo announced that he was taking a break from the series.
According to the musician, he plans to return as a judge for the show’s fifth season: “I’m going on
hiatus,” he explained on the Today show in December 2012. “I’m doing a Las Vegas residency next
year.” Filling in for Cee Lo for season 4 of The Voice was R&B singer-songwriter Usher. Christina
Aguilera, who also left the series after its third season in 2012, was replaced by Latin pop singer
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