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B.o.B UIT 2013 (cropped).jpg
Simmons performing in August 2013
Background information
Birth nameBobby Ray Simmons Jr.
Born (1988-11-15) November 15, 1988 (age 31)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
OriginDecatur, Georgia, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • conspiracy theorist
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2006–present[4]
Associated acts

Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (born November 15, 1988 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer better known by his stage name, B.o.B..

Simmons said[source?] that his name "B.o.B." is short for "Bombs over Baghdad" which came from the Outkast song.

Albums[change | change source]

B.o.B has released 3 studio albums:

Year Album
2010 B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
2012 Strange Clouds
2013 Underground Luxury

References[change | change source]

  1. Cantor, Paul. Candy Shop (December/January 2011 ed.). XXL (magazine): Dennis S. Page. p. 83.
  2. Jeffries, David. "B.o.B – B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray". AllMusic. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  3. Dondoneau, Dave (May 11, 2010). "Mars' star may rise still higher with EP release". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  4. Brian Josephs (June 14, 2012). "B.o.B - The 25 Best Rappers 25 And Under - Complex". Complex.

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