You Won't Forget Him: Cee-Lo Green
For the past few years, Cee-Lo Green has been making his way to fame. From a humble start, he has since become half of the multiple Grammy-winning group Gnarls Barkley and is currently making a big splash a solo artist. Cee-Lo has shown that it takes not just talent, but hard work to make it.
An Atlanta native, Cee-Lo Green began rapping locally and played an integral role in shaping the scene in the city. In the mid-'90s, he joined a group of rappers called Goodie Mob and found a few hits with them. Eventually, he decided to pursue a solo career in 2000 and signed with Arista records. He released two albums, "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections," and "Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine." The second included collaborations with multiple artists, including Timbaland, and spawned a few moderate hits.
In 2006, Cee-Lo Green partnered with Danger Mouse to form Gnarls Barkley. They released an album, "St. Elsewhere," which included the smash hit, "Crazy." Their work won them two Grammy Awards and many more nominations. Cee-Lo Green finally became a recognized name. They followed up their debut with one more album, "The Odd Couple."
Cee-Lo briefly reunited with Goodie Mob four a tour, then set to work recording a new solo album, "The Lady Killer." His hit not-for-daytime single, "F*** You" was released online in September and became a viral sensation. It had 2 million views in just one week, and has since garnered over 26 million. Cee-Lo stopped by to perform the "Forget You" version -- check it out here.