Known for his use of auto-tune to foster a smooth, melodic voice, singer/songwriter, producer, and rapper T-Pain was born Faheem Rasheed Najm in Tallahassee, Florida, on September 30, 1985. He became interested in recording when he was only ten years old, installing a beat machine in his bedroom where he experimented with different tracks and sounds. He later adopted the stage name that he is now known by, which is actually “Tallahassee Pain”. In 2004, after recording a version of an Akon song “Locked Up” with his rap group Nappy Headz, he was signed to Konvict Muzik. Akon heard the recording and was instantly impressed. The next year, T-Pain released his debut album entitled Rappa Ternt Sanga – since he had switched to singing, not rapping – which enjoyed a #33 position on the Billboard 200, later going Gold in the United States. Two singles from the album brought him immediate attention, “I’m Sprung” and “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)”.
In 2007, T-Pain released his second album, Epiphany, which has since sold just under 1 million copies in the United States. One of his most popular singles to date, the song “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” charted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. After collaborating with Kanye West on the song “Good Life”, the two won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song in 2008. Later that year, he released his third album Thr33 Ringz, featuring the singles “Can’t Believe It” with Lil Wayne and “Freeze” with Chris Brown. After dabbling a bit in acting and appearing on Saturday Night Live, T-Pain released Revolver in 2011 followed by Stoicville: The Phoenix.
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