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Bobby V

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Bobby Wilson born February 27, 19802 better known by his stage name Bobby V is an American singer, songwriter and actor He has charted three No 1 albums on Billboard's US Top R&B Chart since 2006 V's first major single, "Slow Down" produced by Grammy Award winners Tim & Bob, charted No 1 on Billboard's US Top R&B Chart and peaked at No 8 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart The single was certified Gold by the RIAA His second single, "Anonymous", was produced and featured a guest appearance from Grammy Award-winning artist Timbaland


  • 1 Life and career
    • 11 1980–2004: Early life and career beginnings
    • 12 2005–7: Debut album and Special Occasion
    • 13 2008–9: New label and The Rebirth
    • 14 2010–2017
  • 2 Discography
  • 3 Awards and nominations
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Life and careeredit

1980–2004: Early life and career beginningsedit

Bobby V was born Bobby Wilson on February 272 in Mississippi4 He later moved to Atlanta, Georgia Growing up, V listened to Michael Jackson, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Marvin Gaye, Jodeci, and The Isley Brothers Those were the artists that inspired him to become a R&B singer V entered the music scene in 1996 as a member of the R&B youth quartet Mista, at this time using his real name, Bobby Wilson15 New teen-age R&B group, Mista, releases first record6 Under the production of Organized Noize TLC's "Waterfalls", the group released their self-titled debut album, which produced the hit single "Blackberry Molasses" However, the album did not follow in the same success and despite a second album being produced by Tim & Bob, it was never released Due to management issues the group split in 1997 Bobby later enrolled at Clark Atlanta University majoring in Mass Communications While in school, Bobby V continued to record in his free time in hopes of one day returning to the stage

2005–7: Debut album and Special Occasionedit

Bobby V performing at a concert in 2007

Bobby Valentino was released in the spring of 2005 through Island Def Jam and Ludacris's Disturbing tha Peace label and was certified gold by the RIAA selling over 708,000 copies in the United States7 Primarily produced by the hitmakers Tim & Bob, His first single, "Slow Down", became a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 R&B single Billboard R&B Singles receiving a large amount of radio and TV airplay Also in 2005, he joined Bow Wow, Omarion, Marques Houston, B5 and Pretty Ricky on the Scream Tour IV After the success of "Slow Down", he released a second single, a remix of his song "Tell Me" featuring Lil Wayne produced by Tim & Bob as well The album's third and final single, "My Angel", was released in the fall of 2005, however it gained little popularity Gearing up for the release of his 2007 sophomore effort Special Occasion, V released the album's first single titled "Turn the Page" with mixed reviews His second single, "Anonymous" featuring Timbaland, was released on April 9, 2007 Overall, the album received positive reviews from critics and audiences He later returned to his pier appearing on the debut episode of MTV's Once Upon A Prom, which aired on May 19, 2007

2008–9: New label and The Rebirthedit

In early 2008 V confirmed that he was no longer signed to either Def Jam or Disturbing The Peace during an interview with DJBoothnet He stated:

Due to the poor album sales of the second album, Special Occasion's failing to reach gold or platinum sales, Bobby V was reportedly frustrated with the album's delays and less than expected sales, culminating in his decision to leave the labels8 Although business ties have been severed, V maintains positive relationships with CEO Chaka Zulu, Ludacris and the Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam staff In April 2008, Come with Me was released through digital outlets and featured the single "Another Life" In July 2008, three months after being dropped from Def Jam Recordings and leaving Disturbing tha Peace Records, V signed a new deal with EMI, which will house his imprint Blu Kolla Dreams9 In regards to the new label his manager and co-CEO of Blu Kolla Dreams Courtney "Colt Luv" Stewart stated:

In addition, V announced the release of a new album titled The Rebirth When asked about his powerful new album Bobby stated:

The Rebirth was released on February 10, 2009, under his new stage name "Bobby V" The album's first official single "Beep" featuring Yung Joc was released via iTunes on October 7, 2008 In the fall of 2009, V performed under his new alias at Rutgers University Hot Dog Knight V's third studio album features production by Tim & Bob, Raphael Saadiq, LOS Da Maestro and Big Fruit


Bobby V released his fourth studio album Fly on the Wall on March 22, 2011 The first single was "Phone #", which features rapper Plies and was produced by Jazze Pha In December 2010 Bobby V released his second single "Words" off of "Fly on the Wall" In February 2011, Bobby V released his third single "Rock Wit'cha", a remake from the Bobby Brown 1989 album Don't Be Cruel "Grab Somebody'", which features rapper Twista was his fourth single Bobby V later appeared alongside rappers Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne on the song "Sex in the Lounge" from Minaj's second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded11 In May 2012, Bobby V released the first single from his album, Dusk Till Dawn, titled "Mirror", which features rapper Lil Wayne On October 16, 2012 Dusk Till Dawn was released The album sold 50 000 copies in the first week12

In April 2013, Bobby V announced that he was working on a new project, Peach Moon EP The first single from Peach Moon was "Back To Love" Bobby V released Peach Moon on December 10, 2013 On January 28, 2015, Bobby V was featured in a single released by Gotti, called "I Need a Girl" In January 2016, V made a partnership with Michael Caseau to aid in media direction, investments, and management Also in 2016, he released the soundtrack to the BET film Hollywood Hearts In September 2017, Bobby signed a new label deal with Universal Music Group distributed SoNo Recording Group The label reunites him with record producer and A&R man Tim Kelley, who co-produced his 2005 debut, Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino The first album under his new deal is Controversy, scheduled for release in 201813


Main article: Bobby V discography Studio albums
  • Bobby Valentino 2005
  • Special Occasion 2007
  • The Rebirth 2009
  • Fly on the Wall 2011
  • Dusk Till Dawn 2012
  • Hollywood Hearts 2016
  • Controversy 2018
  • "Electrik" 2018

Awards and nominationsedit

  • Urban Music Awards
    • 2009, Urban Music Award for Best Male Artist Won
    • 2009, Urban Music Award for Best R&B Act Won
  • NAACP Image Awards
    • 2006, Outstanding New Artist Nominated
  • Soul Train Awards
    • 2006, Best R&B/Soul Single, Male: "Slow Down" Nominated
    • 2006, Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist Nominated
  • Vibe Awards
    • 2005, Reelest Video: "Pimpin' All Over The World" Nominated
  • BMI Awards
    • 2005, Song Of The Year: "Slow Down" Won


  1. ^ a b https://twittercom/BobbyV/status/771817289138266112
  2. ^ a b c https://twittercom/BobbyV/status/771818758079811586
  3. ^ http://wwwjustbobbycompermanent dead link
  4. ^ Jeffries, David "Bobby Valentino – Biography" Allmusic Retrieved 2008-11-02 
  5. ^ https://webarchiveorg/web/20060517193835/http://wwwpubumichedu/daily/1996/oct/10-10-96/arts/art8html
  6. ^ Mista hiponlinecom 2008-02-17
  7. ^ August 7, 2008 Bobby Valentino Snags EMI Distribution Deal Billboard Accessed July 22, 2010
  8. ^ Bobby Valentino No Longer Signed to Def Jam or Disturbing The Peace DJ Booth Accessed April 9, 2008
  9. ^ Bobby Valentino Set For 'Rebirth' With New Label and Album Archived 2012-07-30 at Archiveis singersroomcom Accessed September 1, 2008
  10. ^ a b BOBBY VALENTINO INKS MAJOR LABEL DEAL WITH EMI FOR IMPRINT, BLU KOLLA DREAMS Middle Child Promotions Accessed September 24, 2008
  11. ^ Jeffries, David "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj" AllMusic Retrieved 2012-04-04 
  12. ^ "Bobby V Dusk Til Dawn" iTunes October 12, 2012 Retrieved October 12, 2012 
  13. ^ "BOBBY VALENTINO CREATES A NEW CONTROVERSY" sonorecordinggroupcom SoNo Recording Group Retrieved 2017-09-23 

External linksedit

  • Official website

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