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B.o.B – The Eclectic Atlanta Rapper Behind Chart-Topping Hits

Full Name Bobby Ray Simmons Jr.
Birthday November 15, 1988
Origin Decatur, Georgia, United States
Genres Hip hop, pop, rock, electronic
First Album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010)
Biggest Hits "Nothin‘ on You," "Airplanes"
Record Labels Rebel Rock, Atlantic, Grand Hustle, No Genre
Net Worth $5 million (estimated)
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

B.o.B is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer who hails from Decatur, Georgia. Born Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. on November 15, 1988, he would rise to fame in the late 2000s and early 2010s with a string of hit singles that blended elements of pop, rock and hip-hop.

Early Life and Career Beginnings in Georgia

B.o.B grew up in Decatur, a small city on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. From an early age, he showed an affinity for music – learning to play the trumpet and drums at age 5, before picking up the guitar in his pre-teen years. While attending Columbia High School in Decatur, B.o.B formed a band with his cousin Swag, playing venues around Atlanta and releasing their first mixtape in 2006.

This caught the attention of fledgling record producer Jim Jonsin, who signed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint that same year. Over the next few years, B.o.B honed his craft and style, releasing his breakout mixtape The Future in 2007. His melodic flow, skilled wordplay, and versatile production on The Future generated buzz online and landed him a major label deal with Atlantic Records and T.I.‘s Grand Hustle Records.

Rise to Fame with Debut Album

Musical Style & Influences

Notable Collaborations

Impact on Hip-Hop

B.o.B Discography Over the Years

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