American hip-hop/funk/soul and R&B musician Cee-Lo (also known as Cee-Lo Green) was born as Thomas Calloway on May 30, 1974. Cee-Lo is a record producer, beat creator, singer, rapper and songwriter. He is best known as a member of Goodie Mob, and has recorded two successful solo albums. Among Cee-Lo's solo hits are the singles "Closet Freak" (2002) and "I'll Be Around" (2003), produced by and featuring Timbaland.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Cee-Lo is one of a number of artists to successfully record as both a rapper and singer. He has appeared as a featured singing vocalist on songs by artists such as Common, Carlos Santana, Royce Da 5'9", Twista, OutKast, Seeed, Black Eyed Peas, Danger Doom, Cunninlynguists and Trick Daddy, and sings background vocals on labelmates TLC's #1 hit single "Waterfalls".
His successes as a songwriter and producer include the 2005 hit single "Don't Cha", recorded by The Pussycat Dolls and Busta Rhymes.
Thomas Calloway/Cee-Lo is currently working on a collaboration with DJ Danger Mouse called Gnarls Barkley. Their first album, "St. Elsewhere", was released in May 2006 in the United States. The single Crazy from the album was the first single to go straight to #1 in the UK based on download sales alone on April 2, 2006. Cee-Lo is also working with all the members of Goodie Mob to make a new Goodie Mob CD.
Cee-lo is collaborating with producer Jazze Pha to release an album on Columbia Records called "Happy Hour".
He is also featured in the Black Eyed Peas song Like That.
Thomas Calloway/Cee-Lo received a Grammy nomination for his song Gettin' Grown, from his solo album "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections".