About The Artist
Out of all the rap artists who emerged from Atlanta during the late 2000s, B.o.B -- who was only 17 when he signed his first major-label record deal -- has remained one of the most unique. Early on, his offbeat artistry, belied by his music's conventional Dirty South sound, raised his stock above that of his Southern contemporaries and welcomed comparisons to OutKast, specifically that group's Andr?ę 3000. B.o.B's commercial breakthrough came in 2010, when he released the chart-topping The Adventures of Bobby Ray, scored three Top Ten pop hits, and earned Grammy nominations in five categories (including Record of the Year for "Nothin' on You" and Best Rap Album). After two more albums for Atlantic, B.o.B's album discography has more than doubled in size with releases through the artist's own No Genre label. These recordings range from 2017's The Upside Down to 2020's Somnia.