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Artist Countdown: Cee Lo Green Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @CeeLoGreen

Cee Lo GreenThomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1975), best known by his stage name Cee Lo Green (sometimes rendered as Cee Lo Green, or referred to as CeeLo), is an American recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. A singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor, in 2011 CeeLo Green also became a talent show judge, working for American reality television singing competition The Voice. CeeLo Green came to initial prominence as a member of the southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, and as part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, with record producer Danger Mouse. Subsequently he embarked on a solo career, partially spurred by YouTube popularity. His work has earned numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy Awards.

Internationally, Green is best known for his soul work: his most popular was Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy”, which reached number one in various singles charts worldwide, including the UK. In the United States, “Crazy” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Its parent album St. Elsewhere, was also a hit, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart and number four on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Gnarls Barkley’s second album, The Odd Couple (2008), charted at number 12 on the Billboard 200.

In 2010, Green took a hiatus from working with Danger Mouse, and released a solo single titled “Fuck You!”, on August 19. The song became a hit, with the radio-edit version “Forget You”, reaching the top spot in the UK and the Netherlands and charting at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. Its parent album, The Lady Killer (2010), saw similar success, peaking within the top five of the UK Albums Chart and debuting within the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and receiving a Gold certification from the BPI in the UK. His next two single, “It’s OK” and “Bright Lights Bigger City” were also hits in Europe. In 2013, Green reunited with the rest of Goodie Mob, to release their fifth studio album Age Against the Machine. – Wikipedia

1 Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
2 Fuck You (Forget You)
3 Smiley Faces (Gnarls Barkley)
4 Bright Lights Bigger City
5 Sugar (Gimme Some) (Trick Daddy featuring Ludacris, Lil’ Kim and Cee Lo Green)
6 Run (I’m a Natural Disaster) (Gnarls Barkley)
7 It’s OK
8 Lil Star (Kelis featuring Cee Lo Green)
9 Aufstehn! (Seeed featuring Cee Lo Green)
10 Gone Daddy Gone (Gnarls Barkley)
11 Fool for You (featuring Philip Bailey or Melanie Fiona)
12 Closet Freak
13 I Want You (Hold on to Love)
14 Hello (T.I. featuring Cee Lo Green)
15 My Life (Slaughterhouse featuring Cee Lo Green)
16 I’ll Be Around (featuring Timbaland)
17 Cry Baby
18 Who Cares?
19 In Due Time (Outkast featuring Cee Lo Green)
20 Kung Fu Fighting (with Jack Black)
21 Love Is a Battlefield (featuring Vicci Martinez)
22 Pretty Please (Love Me) (Estelle featuring Cee Lo Green)
23 Be by Myself (Asher Roth featuring Cee Lo Green)
24 The Other Side (Bruno Mars featuring Cee Lo Green and B.o.B)
25 Come Along (Vicci Martinez featuring Cee Lo Green)
26 Make The World Move  (Christina Aquilera & Cee Lo Green)
27 No One’s Gonna Love You
28 Reet Petite (Jools Holland & Cee Lo Green))
29 You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch 
30 Boogie Monster  (Gnarls Barkley)


Artist Countdown: Lady Gaga Top 35 7p ET @ladygaga

lady-gagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American recording artist, activist, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, philanthropist, and actress. She was born, raised, and lives in New York City. Gaga primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended Collaborative Arts Project 21 before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. By the end of 2007, record executive and producer Vincent Herbert signed her to his label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. Initially working as a songwriter at Interscope Records, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who also signed her to Kon Live Distribution, his own label under Interscope.

Gaga rose to prominence with her August 2008 debut album, The Fame, which was a critical and commercial success. The record included the international number-one tracks “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. In November 2009, her extended play, The Fame Monster, was released to a similar reception, and produced the hit singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”. Its accompanying Monster Ball Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. Gaga’s second album, Born This Way, was released in May 2011 and topped albums charts in most major markets. It was preceded by the chart-topping songs “Born This Way”, “Judas”, and “The Edge of Glory”. After taking a sabbatical for a hip injury and the cancellation of the remaining dates of the Born This Way Ball Tour, Gaga’s third album Artpop was released in November 2013 and became her second number one album in US. Artpop was preceded by singles “Applause” and “Do What U Want”.

Influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cher, and Queen, Gaga is recognized for her flamboyant, diverse, and outré contributions to the music industry through her fashion, performances, and music videos. As of November 2013, she had sold an estimated 24 million albums and 125 million singles worldwide and her singles are some of the best-selling worldwide. Her achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards.

Gaga has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazine’s Artists of the Year (scoring the definitive title in 2010), ranked fourth in VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Women in Music, is the fourth best selling digital singles artist in US according to RIAA, is regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazine, including The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women from 2010 to 2013, and was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Outside of her musical career, she is a prominent LGBT activist. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Poker Face
2 Born This Way
3 Bad Romance
4 Telephone (featuring Beyoncé)
5 Paparazzi
6 Alejandro
7 The Edge of Glory
8 Just Dance (featuring Colby O’Donis)
9 Applause
10 Judas
11 LoveGame
12 Do What U Want (featuring R. Kelly)
13 You and I
14 Venus
15 Dope
16 Marry the Night
17 Hair
18 Chillin (w/ Wale)
19 Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
20 Video Phone (w/ Beyoncé)
21 Dance in the Dark
22 Monster
23 Speechless
24 Starstruck (featuring Space Cowboy and Flo Rida)
25 The Fame
26 Big Girl Now (w/ New Kids on the Block)
27 So Happy I Could Die
28 Poker Face / Speechless / Your Song (featuring Elton John)
29 Teeth
30 Fashion of His Love
31 The Queen
32 Black Jesus + Amen Fashion
33 Artpop
34 The Lady Is a Tramp (w/ Tony Bennett)
35 G.U.Y.