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T-Pain at South by Southwest in 2022
T-Pain at South by Southwest in 2022
Background information
Birth nameFaheem Rashad Najm[1]
Also known as
  • Teddy Verseti
  • Teddy Penderazdoun
  • Teddy Pain
Born (1984-09-30) September 30, 1984 (age 39)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1999–present
Amber Wyatt (m. 2003)

Faheem Rashad Najm (born September 30, 1984),[1] better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer.

His first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second album, Epiphany. It reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album, Three Ringz, was released in 2008. The albums included a string of hit singles, including "I'm Sprung", "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)", "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')", "Bartender", "Can't Believe It", and "5 O'Clock". T-Pain has earned two Grammy Awards from 12 nominations, one with Kanye West for "Good Life" and the other with Jamie Foxx for "Blame It". He was the winner in season 1 of the Masked Singer as "Monster".

T-Pain is the founder of his record label Nappy Boy Entertainment, established in 2005. Throughout his career as a singer, T-Pain popularized the creative use of the Auto-Tune pitch correction effect, used with extreme parameter settings to create distinctive vocal sounds. From 2006 to 2010, T-Pain was featured on more than 50 chart topping singles. His most successful feature to date was on Flo Rida's first single "Low". The single has since been certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Carter, Caitlin (2014-12-24). "T-Pain Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction', Reveals Stage Name Origins, Real Birth Year, And More". Music Times. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  2. Jones, Janisha (June 22, 2021). "'The Audacity': T-Pain Addresses the Comment Usher Said to Him in 2013 That Set Off What He Found to be a Four-Year Depression, Fans Slam the 'Confessions' Singer". Atlanta Black Star. Retrieved June 19, 2023.
  3. Kellman, Andy (2008). "T-Pain > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved November 16, 2009.

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