Drawing comparisons to André 3000 for his eccentricity and versatility as a rapper, singer, writer and producer, B.o.B. is a six-time Grammy nominee set to release his third album Underground Luxury in 2013. Born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. in Decatur, Georgia in 1988, he played trumpet and other instruments in grade school, later receiving a keyboard from his parents that he began producing beats on. By the time he was in high school, he had already secured management and sold his first beat at the age of 15. He signed to Atlantic and its imprint Rebel Rock in 2007, and released six mixtapes and two EPs before putting out his debut studio album The Adventures of Bobby Ray in April 2010, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Three of its six singles, including "Nothin’ on You" with Bruno Mars, "Airplane" feat. Hayley Williams, and "Magic" with Rivers Cuomo were top ten U.S. hits. He also won a Soul Train Music Award and Teen Choice Award in 2010. B.o.B’s second album Strange Clouds was released in May 2012, spawning three platinum-selling singles "So Good", "Both of Us" with Taylor Swift, and the title track feat. Lil Wayne, and again reaching No. 1 on the charts. B.o.B has played concerts for ticket buyers across the globe, and toured with A$AP Rocky, Cee Lo, Rihanna and Wiz Khalifa.