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T-Pain

American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Florida

T-Pain

American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Florida
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birthday
30th
September, 1984
Birth Place
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

T-Pain, real name Faheem Rasheed Najm, is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer from Tallahassee, Florida. Born on September 30, 1985, he started his career in the early 2000s, going on to become one of the most ubiquitous artists of the new millennium, dabbling in hip-hop, r&b, and more.

T-Pain is best known for songs like “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” “I’m Sprung,” “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper),” and many others. He’s also widely recognized as a featured artist on some of the biggest hits of the 2000s, including Flo Rida’s “Low” and Chris Brown’s “Best Love Song.”

Also Known As

Teddy Verseti, Teddy Penderazdoun, Teddy Pain

Associated Acts

Akon, Bow Wow, Chris Brown, E-40, Flo Rida, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tay Dizm, Travie McCoy

Birth Name

Faheem Rashad Najm

Children

3

Genres

Hip hop, R&B

Labels

Cinematic, Nappy Boy, Konvict, RCA, Jive

Occupations

Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, streamer

Spouses

Amber Wyatt a(m.2003)a

Website
Years Active

2004apresent

Quick Facts About T-Pain

  • Faheem Najm, performing name T-Pain, has been married to Amber Najm (nee Wyatt) since 2003. The couple has three children together – Muziq, Lyriq, and Kaydnz Kodah.
  • The singer is widely known for his recurrent use of auto-tune, a voice modulation software that is often used to hide flaws in a vocal performance. It has also been used by artists like Cher and Jennifer Lopez. However, as demonstrated by his NPR Tiny Desk Concert, T-Pain doesn’t need auto-tune to sound great. He’s an incredibly gifted vocalist who employs the use of auto-tune for artistic purposes.
  • Other artists have taken issue with T-Pain’s use of auto-tune in his music. In Jay-Z’s single “D.O.A,” he directly criticizes T-Pain’s use of auto-tune. Usher also commented that T-Pain ruined music for “real singers,” which the musician himself said was the very moment that caused him to fall into a four-year depression in an interview with This Is Pop, an eight-part series that explores untold stories in pop music history.  That said, many other artists, like The Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, and Diddy, have mimicked his style. 
  • T-Pain loves gaming and, in recent years, has taken to streaming his gaming sessions via Twitch. Several of the singer’s many tattoos were inspired by his love for video games and internet memes.
  • The 35-year-old singer was raised Muslim but no longer adheres to the tenets of the religion. He’s expressed distaste for organized religion in general, but he tends to keep spiritual and religious matters out of his music. 
  • In 2007, T-Pain reached the very top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with Epiphany, a record that featured several hit singles – “Bartender,” “Buy U a Drank,” and “Church.” The album was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
  • T-Pain produces his own beats using Logic and Garageband, two digital audio workstations available to Mac users. 
  • As of 2021, T-Pain has an estimated net worth of approximately $40 million.
  • He is 5’ 8” tall.

Awards and Appearances

  • T-Pain has been featured in several films as himself, including Furious 7, The Boss, and Ghostmates. His voice also made a cameo in an episode of Tom & Jerry. He’s also been a guest on numerous comedy shows, including Robot Chicken, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Eric Andre Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Saturday Night Live, and more.
  • The singer has been nominated for a wide array of awards, including numerous BETs and BMIs. He’s also won two Grammys – one for Best Rap Song (with Kanye West) and one for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (with Jamie Foxx). He’s even been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award.
  • T-Pain collaborated with Smule to create an app called “I Am T-Pain,” which was released in 2009. The app allowed users to use a simplified version of Auto-tune to sing their own songs.
  • The singer collaborated with The Lonely Island, a comedy trio associated with Saturday Night Live, to create “I’m On A Boat,” a goofy song about exactly what its title implies – being on a boat.
  • In 2016, T-Pain guest-starred in an Epic Rap Battles of History video, playing the role of acclaimed singer Stevie Wonder.
  • T-Pain currently hosts T-Pain’s School of Business, a show on Fuse that focuses on entrepreneurship and self-started businesses.

T-Pain’s Early Music

  • T-Pain worked with a rap group called Nappy Headz and eventually signed to the Konvict Muzik label in 2003. 
  • T-Pain’s debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005 via Konvict. The album features guest appearances from Pitbull and Lil Wayne, and it debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, helping to make him a household name. The album’s two singles, “Sprung '' and “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper),” both reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The record was produced by T-Pain, Akon, and several others.
  • His sophomore record, Epiphany, came out in 2007 and became his first to hit No. 1 on the US albums chart. The album includes guest appearances from Cham, Tay Dizm, Yung Joc, Akon, and Kardinal Offishall. 
  • In 2007, T-Pain featured in four top ten singles within a two-week period. Throughout that year and the next, he collaborated with many artists, including “Good Life” with Kanye West, “Kiss Kiss” with Chris Brown, and some work with Rick Ross. 
  • Thr33 Ringz, released in 2008, hit No. 4 on the Billboard albums chart and features Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, DJ Khaled, and others. These high-profile guest appearances and T-Pain’s growing star status helped to make the album’s tracks major hits.

Recent Efforts 

In 2019, T-Pain released his sixth studio album, titled 1UP, as a surprise for fans. The record includes a feature from Lil Wayne, as well as guest appearances from several others. It’s T-Pain’s most recent full-length release to date, and it was followed by an appearance on The Masked Singer—and he was the winner. Since putting out 1UP, T-Pain has released two singles – “Wake Up Dead” in 2020 and “I Like Dat” in 2021. The former features Chris Brown, who previously collaborated with T-Pain on “Best Love Song” in 2009, and the latter features Kehlani.

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