Stagename B.o.B., he gained widespread popularity with "Nothin' on You" and "Airplanes," which became a #1 hit on the U.K. Billboards.
He was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2011, including Record of the Year and Best Rap Album.
He collaborated with Bruno Mars on the song Nothin' on You."
He played the trumpet at Georgia High School, and met his mentor, B. Rich, when he was 14.
He has an older brother that helped spur his interest in music, and his parents bought him his first keyboard to use as a therapeutic outlet.