Bobby Ray Simmons, professionally known as B.O.B, is a famous US rapper, songwriter, singer, conspiracy theorist, and record producer. He has garnered global popularity with a few of his magical performances in albums “Airplanes” and “Nothin’ on You.” These albums hit the No.1 position on the U.K. Billboards and got him an instant recognition all over the world.
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Early Life & Biography
B.O.B was born in Winston-Salem in North Carolina. In his school days, he used to play trumpet that he continued playing until he passed his high school. While his parents wanted him to focus on education and build a career, he has a deep fondness towards music. In sixth grade, he decided to make a career in music. Initially, his father was not in agreement with his career selection but later understood that music was a creative outlet and a therapy for him.
Soon after this realization, his parents supported him and gifted him with the first keyboard of his life. He used it to create several amazing beats. B.o.B did his schooling at Columbia High School, located in Decatur, Georgia. He regularly played the trumpet and continued to play it till he passed out from Georgia High School. He met B. Rich, who became his mentor for the rest of his life.
B.O.B has an elder brother who encouraged him to pursue his interest in music. When he was a child, his parents bought him a keyboard as a therapeutic means to satisfy his passion for music.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on November 15 1988, B.O.B is 31 years old as of today’s date 8th October 2020. His height is 5 ft 9 inches tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
In 2006, when Brian Richardson discovered the music talent of B.o.B, he introduced him to TJ Chapman, who then took him to a famous US record producer Jim Jonsin. After when he gauged his music skills, he signed a contract with B.o.B for his Rebel Rock Entertainment production. Post two years, Jonsin signed a joint venture with B.o.B, with two other great music celebs as US rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records.
B.O.B quickly reached the heights of success after his commercial debut “Nothin’ on You.” It reached the No. 1 position not just in the US but also in the UK. His success continued with his later release as “Airplanes.” It topped various key music charts. His next single “Magic” got listed at the third position in the top ten hit songs on the American Billboard Hot 100.
After singles, B.o.B made his debut with his first-ever album “The Adventures of Bobby Ray.” It became so popular that it reached the No.1 position on the American Billboard 200. Due to the grand success of the album, he got certified as “2× platinum” by the American Recording Industry Association in 2016. MTV ranked B.o.B as the ninth “Hottest MC in the Game of 2010”.
The second album of B.o.B was released in 2012 as “Strange Clouds.” Like the previous one, this album charted outstandingly well internationally. It was ranked in the fourth position in the top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2013, his third album as “Underground Luxury,” was released with the support of the leading single “HeadBand.” In 2015, B.o.B came up with a new project Psycadelik Thoughtz that he distributed online with minimal promotion.
Awards & Achievements
In 2011, B.O.B was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards as the Best Rap Album, and Record of the Year.
He received nominations for himself, singles, and his album by the BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and the Suckerfree Summit.
His single “Magic” got him featured in an Adidas’ “Magic” Ad campaign.
B.o.B got a big break to perform at the 2010 Live MTV Video Music Awards with several prominent music personalities: Eminem, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Usher, Drake, Paramore, Florence, the Machine, Justin Bieber, and Paramore.
In 2012, B.O.B was featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, with Grand Hustle Iggy Azalea, Chip, Trae tha Truth, and T.I.
Net Worth & Salary of B.O.B in 2020
B.o.B is a reputed US hip hop recording artist, record producer, and singer-songwriter. His net worth is projected to be $10 million as of October 2020. His music albums were his major source of income. He got a major break when he entered into a contract with Grand Hustle Records, Atlantic Records, and Rebel Rock Entertainment.
B.O.B had a deep inclination towards music since his childhood days. People so much appreciated his singing that he became a popular name in the music industry. His outstanding music skills turned him into a Top Celeb in a short period. A majority of his music albums were charted exceptionally well on a global level.