LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu. LMFAO's members were descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. RedFoo and SkyBlu grew up in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood Pacific Palisades, where they formed the group LMFAO in 2006 and later became part of the electro house scene. LMFAO started building a local buzz through its shows and radio play. In 2010, it was featured on David Guetta's smash hit "Gettin' Over You", which charted all over Europe and the U.S., including reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart.
LMFAO is best remembered for its song "Party Rock Anthem", which reached #1 in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States. "Party Rock Anthem" also reached the top five in Italy and Norway, and was the third best-selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 9.7 million copies worldwide; it is also LMFAO's biggest throughout their career. Following the song's release, LMFAO officially announced that they had split up.
The duo's name as a musical team, "LMFAO," is an initialism of "laughing my fucking ass (arse) off." (See the Wiktionary.org entry.)