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REAL NAME: Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.
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BIRTHDAY: November 15, 1988
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BIGGEST POP SINGLE: "Airplanes" (2010)
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BIGGEST LP: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (2010)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "The music industry is more about making money and selling ring tones than music and it's obvious." - B.o.B.

 
TIMELINE

B.o.B.button.gif (123 bytes) B.o.B. began rapping when he was 13 and formed a group called 'The Klinic' with his cousin. By 2006, B.o.B's cousin went off to college and B.o.B wet solo. He signed his first major label record deal when he was 17 after being snuck into a bar owned by T.I. and impressing a producer with his rapping style.

1988...

November
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15: B.o.B (aka Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. was born in North Carolina.

2007..

B.o.B. - 'Eastside' (EP)button.gif (123 bytes) B.o.B began getting notice with his track "Haterz Everywhere" which was also featured in the video game Cooking Mama 2.

June
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24: B.o.B released the EP Eastside.

2008...

June
B.o.B. - '12th Dimension' (EP)button.gif (123 bytes) 24: B.o.B released the EP 12th Dimension EP.

September
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T.I. LP Paper Trail on the track "On Top Of The World" (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3).

October
B.o.B. - "I'll Be In The Sky" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) 3: B.o.B signed with Atlantic Records.
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14: B.o.B released the single "I'll Be In The Sky."

2010...# 11 Singles Artist of the Year

February
B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars - "Nothin' On You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) 27: B.o.B hit the Top 40 with help from Bruno Mars with "Nothin' On You" (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3).

April
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3: B.o.B hit the Top 10 with "Nothin' On You"
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24: B.o.B topped the Billboard Rap Songs chart for 6 weeks with "Nothin' On You."
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27: B.o.B released his debut LP B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3).

May
B.o.B. - 'B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray'button.gif (123 bytes) 1: B.o.B topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 2 weeks and Digital Songs chart for 2 weeks with "Nothin' On You."
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8: B.o.B hit the Top 40 with Hayley Williams with "Airplanes" (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3).
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15: B.o.B hit #1 for a week with "Nothin' On You"
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15: B.o.B topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week, the R&B/Hip Hops Albums chart for a week, Rap Albums chart for 2 weeks, and Digital Albums chart for a week with B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray. The LP sold over 84,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
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22: B.o.B topped the Billboard Radio Songs chart for 3 weeks and Pop Songs chart for a week with "Nothin' On You."
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29: B.o.B topped the UK singles chart with "Nothin' On You." The single also hit #1 in the Netherlands, and hit the Top 10 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand.
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29: B.o.B hit the Top 10 with Hayley Williams with "Airplanes"

July
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams - "Airplanes" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) 6: B.o.B could be heard on the Big Boi LP Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son Of Chico Dusty on the track "Night Night."
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17: B.o.B hit the Top 40 with Rivers Cuomo with "Magic" (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3).
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24: B.o.B topped the UK singles chart with Hayley Williams with "Airplanes"
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31: B.o.B hit #1 for a week with Hayley Williams with "Airplanes"

September
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12: The video for "Airplanes" was nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Collaboration, and Best Hip-Hop Video. The video for "Nothin' On You" was nominated for Best Pop Video.

October
Jessie J featuring B.o.B - "Price Tag" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) 4: B.o.B could be heard on the Bruno Mars LP Doo-Wops & Hooligans on the track "The Other Side."

November
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21: B.o.B was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray).

December
B.o.B featuring Lil Wayne - "Strange Clouds" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) 15: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray was certified gold.

2011....# 69 Singles Artist of the Year

February
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12: B.o.B hit the Top 40 helping out Jessie J with "Price Tag."
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12: B.o.B topped the UK singles chart helping out Jessie J with "Price Tag."
B.o.B - "So Good" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) 13: B.o.B was nominated for 5 Grammy Awards including Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Nothin' On You" with Bruno Mars), Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Airplanes Part II" with Eminem and Hayley Williams), and Best Rap Album (B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray).

October
B.o.B - 'Strange Clouds'button.gif (123 bytes) 15: B.o.B hit the Top 40 with help from Lil Wayne with "Strange Clouds."

2012...# 39 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) B.o.B hit the Top 40 with "
So Good."

May
B.o.B featuring Taylor Swift - "Both Of Us" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) B.o.B released Strange Clouds.
button.gif (123 bytes) B.o.B topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Rap Albums chart with
Strange Clouds.

June
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Taylor Swift with "Both Of Us."

December
B.o.B - 'Underground Luxury'button.gif (123 bytes) B.o.B could be heard on the Big Boi LP Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors on the track "Shoes For Running."

2013...

December
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Underground Luxury.

2014...

March
B.o.B. featuring Priscilla - "John Doe" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) B.o.B hit the Top 40 with help from Priscilla with "John Doe."

2015...

2016...

LP DISCOGRAPHY
B.o.B. - 'Eastside' (EP)
mp3 Available at Amazon.com

Eastside (EP)

Released: July, 2007
Tracks: "Cloud 9" - "Haterz Everywhere" (featuring Wes Fif)

B.o.B. - '12th Dimension' (EP)
mp3 Available at Amazon.com

12th Dimension EP (EP)

Released: June, 2008
Tracks: "Grip Ur Body" - "Created A Monster" - "Cyber Heaven" - "Mellow Fellow"

B.o.B. - 'B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray'
mp3 Available at Amazon.com

B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

Released: April 27, 2010
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Billboard #1: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Rap Albums, Digital Albums
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Don't Let Me Fall" - "Nothin' On You" (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Past My Shades" (featuring Lupe Fiasco) - "Airplanes" (featuring Hayley Williams) - "Bet I" (featuring T.I. & Playboy Tre) - "Ghost In The Machine" - "The Kids" (featuring Janelle Monae) - "Magic" (featuring Rivers Cuomo) - "Fame" - "Lovelier Than You" - "5th Dimension" (featuring Ricco Barrino) - "Airplanes, Part II" (featuring Eminem & Hayley Williams)
also available on
vinyl
Import Edition also includes: "I'll Be In The Sky"
Deluxe CD/DVD Edition also includes: "Letters From Vietnam" and "I See Ya"

B.o.B - 'Strange Clouds'
Amazon.mp3

Strange Clouds

Released: May, 2012
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 5
Tracks: "Bomb Away" (featuring Morgan Freeman) - "Ray Bands" - "So Hard To Breathe" - "Both Of Us" (featuring Taylor Swift) - "Strange Clouds" (featuring Lil Wayne) - "So Good" - "Play For Keeps" - "Arena" (featuring Chris Brown & T.I.) - "Out Of My Mind" (featuring Nicki Minaj) - "Never Let You Go" (featuring Ryan Tedder) - "Chandelier" (featuring Laurina Mae) - "Circles" - "Just A Sign" (featuring Playboy Tre) - "Castles" (featuring Trey Songz) - "Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray)"

B.o.B - 'Underground Luxury'

Underground Luxury

Released: December 17, 2013
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 22
Tracks: "All I Want" - "One Day" - "Paper Route" - "Ready" (featuring Future) - "Throwback" (featuring Chris Brown) - "Back Me Up" - "Coastline" - "Wide Open" (featuring Ester Dean) - "FlyMuthaF****" - "HeadBand" (featuring 2 Chainzs) - "John Doe" (featuring Priscilla) - "Cranberry Moonwalk" (featuring Mike Fresh) - "Nobody Told Me" - "Forever" (featuring Playboy Tre) - "We Still In This Bitch" (featuring T.I. & Juicy J)

POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)]
1 "Airplanes"
[B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams]

from the LP
B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
ARC Chart Run
:
33 - 22 - 14 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 20 - 27 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
8
RIAA Certification: 6x Platinum
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop Video
1(1) 24   2010 B.o.B. - "Airplanes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Nothin' On You
[B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars]

from the LP
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
ARC chart run: 38 - 28 - 23 - 17 - 14 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 16 - 21 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 26
RIAA Certification: 3x Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Digital Songs, Radio Songs, Pop Songs, Rap Songs
Grammy Nominee:
Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Pop Video
1(1) 22   2010 B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars - "Nothin' On You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Price Tag
[Jessie J featuring B.o.B]

from the Jessie J LP
Who You Are
ARC Chart Run
:
40 - 34 - 32 - 32 - 31 - 27 - 26 - 23 - 22 - 21 - 18 - 15 - 15 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 19 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
46
12 20 Jessie J featuring B.o.B - "Price Tag" (Single) 2011 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
4 Magic
[B.o.B featuring Rivers Cuomo]

from the LP
B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
ARC Chart Run
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35 - 27 - 23 - 19 - 17 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 12 - 18 - 22 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
66
11 14 B.o.B featuring Rivers Cuomo - "Magic" (Single) 2010 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
5 So Good

from the LP
Strange Clouds
RIAA Certification: Platinum
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 26 - 22 - 19 - 16 - 16 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 21 - 25 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 77
16 12   2012 B.o.B - "So Good" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 Both Of Us
[B.o.B featuring Taylor Swift]

from the LP
Strange Clouds
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 - 29 - 24 - 24 - 23 - 23 - 23 - 30 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 83
23 10   2012 B.o.B featuring Taylor Swift - "Both Of Us" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 John Doe
[B.o.B featuring Priscilla]

from the LP
Underground Luxury
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 30 - 28 - 27 - 27 - 29 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 120
27 8   2014 B.o.B. featuring Priscilla - "John Doe" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 Strange Clouds
[B.o.B featuring Lil Wayne]

from the LP
Strange Clouds
RIAA Certification: 2x Platinum
ARC chart run: 40 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 153
40 2   2011 B.o.B featuring Lil Wayne - "Strange Clouds" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Haterz Everywhere
[B.o.B featuring Wes Fif]

from the EP
Eastside
** **   2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  I'll Be In The Sky

** ** B.o.B. - "I'll Be In The Sky" (Single) 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Don't Let Me Fall

from the LP
B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
** **   2010 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Bet I
[B.o.B featuring T.I. & Playboy Tre]

from the LP
B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
** **   2010
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
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