Born 15 November 1988.

US rapper Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.

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Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. (born November 15, 1988), better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter and record producer from Decatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o.B was discovered by Brian Richardson, who then brought him to TJ Chapman, who then brought him to American record producer Jim Jonsin. After hearing his music, Jonsin subsequently signed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint. A couple of years later, Jonsin and B.o.B signed a joint venture deal with Atlantic and American rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.

B.o.B quickly rose to fame after his commercial debut single "Nothin' on You", reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He would later release his third single "Airplanes", which also topped several music charts. His fifth single "Magic", became his third top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. B.o.B's debut studio album The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which was preceded by two extended plays (EPs) and several mixtapes, was released on April 27, 2010. The album reached number one on the US Billboard charts and was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Later that year, B.o.B was named the ninth "Hottest MC in the Game of 2010" by MTV, on their annual list.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Strange Clouds

    Strange Clouds 2012

    Reviewed by Fraser McAlpine
    The rapper and famous friends reflect on the game’s ups and downs.
  2. Review of B.o.B presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

    B.o.B presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Appealing debut from one of 2010’s breakout stars, already a US number one.
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