46 Facts About CeeLo Green


CeeLo Green subsequently began a solo career, releasing two albums on Arista Records: Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections and Cee-Lo Green.


Green has released three further solo albums, Cee Lo's Magic Moment, Heart Blanche, and CeeLo Green Is Thomas Callaway, as well as two reunion albums with Goodie Mob, Age Against the Machine and Survival Kit.


From 2011 to 2013, CeeLo Green was a judge and coach on the American reality television singing competition The Voice, appearing on four of its seasons.


CeeLo Green voiced Murray the Mummy in the 2012 animated feature film Hotel Transylvania, and appeared in a few television programs and films including his own show, CeeLo Green's The Good Life, on TBS.


CeeLo Green's work has earned numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy Awards, a BET Award, a Billboard Music Award, and a Brit Award.


CeeLo Green's father died when Green was two years old.


CeeLo Green's mother was paralyzed in a car crash when Green was 16 and died in 1993 when Green was 18.


CeeLo Green subsequently struggled with suicidal thoughts, which he later wrote about in various songs throughout his career, including Goodie Mob's "Free" and Gnarls Barkley's "Just a Thought".


Goodie Mob appeared on two tracks on OutKast's 1994 debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, with CeeLo Green providing vocals for "Call of da Wild" and "Git Up, Git Out".


CeeLo Green took more creative control on the group's next album, World Party, which was released in 1999.


Around 1999, during the making of the album World Party, CeeLo Green left Goodie Mob to pursue a solo career with Arista Records and the remaining members continued to perform together under the Goodie Mob name with Koch Records.


CeeLo Green was one of ten guest musicians who contributed to the 1999 Santana album Supernatural.


Lauryn Hill wrote "Do You Like the Way", and she and CeeLo Green both provided lead vocals.


CeeLo Green contributed to the track "We're All Gonna Die" on the 2000 album Eat at Whitey's by Everlast, and the song "Reverse" on the 2000 album Forever by Puff Daddy.


The album did not sell very well, but CeeLo Green achieved some airplay with the single "Closet Freak".


CeeLo Green first met Danger Mouse at a University of Georgia event.


In 2008, CeeLo Green performed a rendition of the 1974 single "Kung Fu Fighting" by Jamaican vocalist Carl Douglas for the animated film Kung Fu Panda.


In October 2010, CeeLo Green released his first mixtape, Stray Bullets.


CeeLo Green performed "Forget You" with Gwyneth Paltrow and several puppets provided by the Jim Henson Company at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 13,2011.


CeeLo Green's performance was in part an homage to Elton John, who wore a very similar costume in a Muppet Show performance in 1977.


Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Green would join Rihanna and J Cole on the North American leg of Rihanna's Loud Tour in the summer of 2011.


At the April 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, CeeLo Green had his set cut off while performing and then left the stage.


CeeLo Green re-released his album The Lady Killer as a Platinum Edition on November 28,2011.


In March 2012, CeeLo Green performed at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, who attended.


CeeLo Green released the song "I Love Football" in September 2012, set to the tune of "Blitzkrieg Bop" by Ramones.


On February 5,2013, Green released the song "Only You", featuring Lauriana Mae, a contestant on P Diddy's Starmaker.


From June to August 2014, CeeLo Green toured alongside Lionel Richie for his North American All the Hits All Night Long tour.


In January 2015, CeeLo Green released a concept mixtape with music derived from a variety of TV show theme songs, titled TV on the Radio.


On July 14,2017, CeeLo Green performed at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.


Green has released two singles, "Lead Me" and "Doing It All Together", from his June 2020 album CeeLo Green Is Thomas Callaway.


CeeLo Green subsequently had a cameo in the 1999 film Mystery Men, as a member of the Not So Goodie Mob, in which he was credited as "Thomas Burton, aka Cee Lo".


On January 15,2011, CeeLo Green both acted and performed in an episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow, who, in November 2010, had covered his song "Forget You" in an episode of Glee.


CeeLo Green was one of the coaches for contestants on seasons 1 through 3 of the singing TV show The Voice.


CeeLo Green retired as a coach in the fifth season.


On October 18,2011, CeeLo Green guest-starred on the NBC series Parenthood in the episode "Tales From the Luncheonette".


Sony Pictures Animation severed ties with CeeLo Green, who was scheduled to reprise his role from Hotel Transylvania for its sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, opting to replace him with actor Keegan-Michael Key.


CeeLo Green competed against comedian Russell Peters in an episode of Lip Sync Battle that aired on May 26,2016.


CeeLo Green won with performances of the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss.


In 2020, CeeLo Green participated as the "Monster" on the British version of The Masked Singer.


CeeLo Green owns part of the sake brand TYKU and the company has collaborated with him on a few business ventures, including a commercial promoting the brand, dubbed the "first national sake commercial" in the United States.


In 2011, it was estimated by a New York Times reporter that CeeLo Green earned some US$20 million dollars, predominantly from the endorsement deals, in that year alone.


CeeLo Green has described himself as having been a "goon" in his youth, as well as a "kleptomaniac, pyromaniac, just plain maniac".


CeeLo Green was married to Christina Johnson, and divorced in 2005.


CeeLo Green and Johnson have a son, Kingston, born on September 30,2000, and Green was stepfather to her daughters, Sierra and Kalah.


On December 31,2011, CeeLo Green sang John Lennon's "Imagine" just prior to the ball drop for New Year's Eve at New York City's Times Square.


CeeLo Green deleted a series of tweets pertaining to this event shortly thereafter.