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Najm at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Background information
Birth nameFaheem Rashad Najm[1]
Also known as
  • Teddy Verseti
  • Teddy Penderazdoun
  • Teddy Pain
Born (1984-09-30) September 30, 1984 (age 36)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • drums
Years active2004–present
Associated acts
Amber Wyatt (m. 2003)

Faheem Rasheed Najm (born September 30, 1985),[2] better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and streamer. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second album Epiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album, Thr33 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, alongside artists Kanye West and Jamie Foxx respectively.

T-Pain is the founder of the record label imprint Nappy Boy Entertainment, established in 2005. Throughout his career as a singer, T-Pain is best known for using and popularizing 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 debut single "Low", which has since been certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

References[change | change source]

  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. "Happy Birthday, T-Pain!". Theboombox.com.

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