B.o.B (US rapper Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.)

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Legal name: Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. (US rapper B.o.B)


Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. (born November 15, 1988), better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o.B was discovered by Brian Richardson, who then introduced him to TJ Chapman, who subsequently brought him to American record producer Jim Jonsin. After hearing his music, Jonsin signed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint. Two years later, Jonsin and B.o.B signed a joint venture deal, with Atlantic Records 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 major 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.

B.o.B released his second studio album Strange Clouds, on May 1, 2012. Strange Clouds spawned six singles, four of which charted exceptionally well internationally. The song "Strange Clouds", the album's eponymous lead single, became his fourth top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The singles "So Good", "Both of Us" and "Out of My Mind", followed behind, with the former two being certified platinum by the RIAA. The album itself debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. His third album Underground Luxury, was released in December 2013 and supported by the lead single "HeadBand". In August 2015, B.o.B unexpectedly released his fourth album Psycadelik Thoughtz, via digital distribution, with little-to-no promotion. B.o.B is currently working on the Grand Hustle compilation album and is set to release an EP, which will only include rock music, as well as a collaborative album with his Grand Hustle label-boss T.I., all in the near future.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray B.o.B 5 4
2012 Strange Clouds B.o.B 5 4
2013 Underground Luxury B.o.B 1
2015 Psycadelik Thoughtz B.o.B 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Fuck Em We Ball B.o.B 1
2014 No Genre 2 B.o.B 1
2015 No Genre: The Label B.o.B 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Eastside B.o.B 1
2009 Nothin' on You B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars 1
2010 Airplanes B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams 4.5 7
2010 Magic B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo 1
2010 Don't Let Me Fall B.o.B 1
2011 Price Tag Jessie J feat. B.o.B 2
2011 I'll Be in the Sky B.o.B 1
2011 Strange Clouds B.o.B feat. Lil Wayne 1
2011 Play the Guitar B.o.B feat. André 3000 1
2012 So Good B.o.B 1
2012 Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray) B.o.B 1
2012 So Hard to Breathe B.o.B 1
2013 We Still In This Bitch B.o.B feat. T.I. & Juicy J 5 1
2013 Memories Back Then T.I., Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B feat. Kris Stephens 1
2013 HeadBand B.o.B 2
2013 Brokenhearted Lawson feat. B.o.B 1
2013 Ready B.o.B feat. Future 1
2013 Numb August Alsina feat. B.o.B & Yo Gotti 1
2014 Not For Long B.o.B feat. Trey Songz 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Blow (remix) Ke$ha feat. B.o.B 1
2012 Bandz a Make Her Dance (remix) Juicy J feat. French Montana, Lola Monroe, Wiz Khalifa & B.o.B 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 12th Dimension EP B.o.B 1
2013 See Me Tech N9ne feat. Wiz Khalifa & B.o.B 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 iTunes Session B.o.B 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Smart Girl Tex James feat. B.o.B & Stuey Rock 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Good Life (remix) OneRepublic feat. B.o.B 1

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