Do you remember the rapper behind the famous 2010 hit “Nothin’ On You” with Bruno Mars?
Yep, that’s B.o.B!
Since his huge success in the past decade, fans have been wondering where he is now.
BoB is a rapper and music producer who was born Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In fact, he is 34 years old today, having been born on November 15, 1988!
Beginning in elementary school and continuing through high school, BoB played the trumpet in his school band. His parents wanted him to continue his education, but he stated that he wanted to pursue a music career. His father eventually agreed after realizing that his talented son is using music as therapy and his own creative outlet.
In an interview with HiphopDX, he stated:
“They’ve always supported me. They got my first keyboard to make beats on and they helped me out getting equipment here and there. But it was kind of hard for them to really understand what I was really trying to accomplish.”
BoB’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million, primarily due to his music, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
BoB has successfully released seven albums during his career.
His most famous one was “B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” from which he got “Nothin’ On You,” “Airplanes,” and “Magic.”
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The Recording Industry Association of America has certified it as double platinum to date.
HipHopDX says of the album:
“The versatility that B.o.B embodies is evident from the beginning of the album.”
His most recent single, “Better Than Drugs,” was released in August 2022 and is now available on Apple Music.
According to his most recent Instagram post, BoB has released “Elements 2,” the second installment of his compilation album, on Soundcloud.
BoB revealed the reason for his recent musical hiatus to Forbes in August. He shared:
“Sometimes you think you don’t like something and it’s really just a certain relationship that you have with it that you don’t like. I thought that I didn’t like the music industry. And I thought I thought I wanted to retire. Sometimes it is certain toxic people in your circle that is ruining sh-. All I had to do was remove the irritation, and then everything else works out. D***, I do love music. I do. I love making music,” said B.o.B. “I have a great job, man. Start to realize all these things. You got to go through fire. It’s a story. It’s going to be one hell of a biopsy [biopic].”