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At 18 years old, Green's burgeoning music career began when his Atlanta, Georgia-based rap collective Goodie Mob scored two hit singles with 'Cell Therapy' and 'Soul Food.' After disbanding in the early 2000s, the group has since gotten back together and is said to be working on a new album.
9. Cee Lo Green isn't his real name
The 36-year-old has gone through several name changes over the years, starting with the hyphenated Cee-lo and then adding the Green surname. The singer was born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, "Cee-lo" is actually a game played with three six-sided dice.
In 1999, Cee Lo and the rest of the Goodie Mob made cameo appearances in the film 'Mystery Men,' starring Ben Stiller and William H. Macy. Billed as the band Not So Goodie Mob, you probably didn't notice the Southern gentlemen because they donned disguises. Green also goes by his birth name in the film, but is credited as Carlito Green in the movie's liner notes.
7. He loves firefighters
Green recently teamed up with Duracell's Power Those Who Protect Us program for a special tribute to volunteer firefighters by turning his Grammy-winning track 'Forget You' into 'Thank You.' The rewrite was inspired by Green's personal appreciation for firefighters -- when the singer was 16 years old his mother was pulled to safety from a near-fatal car accident by local volunteer firefighters. His mom was also a volunteer firefighter herself.
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Even at the young age of 36, Cee Lo Green pulls double duty as a father and step-grandfather. Green and ex-wife Christina Johnson had one son, Kingston, while Johnson's daughter (from a previous relationship) Sierra had a son, making Green one busy patriarch.
It might seem crazy that 'Crazy,' arguably the most memorable pop hit of 2006, was snubbed for Record of the Year at the 2007 Grammy awards, losing out to the Dixie Chicks' 'Not Ready to Make Nice.' According to the Boombox, Green confessed backstage at the Grammys that he "felt like we truly deserved that Record of the Year." The singer has since been nominated for 10 golden gramophones, winning three.
4. He lends his voice to 'Supernatural'
Most people may not know that Cee-lo lent his sultry vocals to Carlos Santana's mega-hit compilation album 'Supernatural.' Teaming up with Fugees member Lauryn Hill on the song 'Do You Like the Way,' Green huffs and puffs about the track with his signature smooth style.
In an exclusive interview with Cee Lo Lipton, Green tells AOL Music that his least favorite word is "Chastity" and that he's been known to "try [his] hand at a little pimpin'." Green is also a self-proclaimed "booty inspector."
Green tours with an all-female backing band named Scarlet Fever, and these lovely ladies will definitely get you hot and heavy for dancing at any of Green's live shows. Formed for the singer's promotional tour for 'What Part of Forever,' a cut from the 'Twilight' soundtrack, the band resembles Robert Palmer's backing group of models.
Back in 1995, the little known singer performed backing vocals on platinum-selling trio TLC's single 'Waterfalls.' Listen closely to the jam and you can hear him on the hook!