may be available for your next special event!
(formerly known as "Bobby Valentino")
Robert "Bobby V" Wilson first entered the music scene in 1996 with the
now-defunct youth quartet Mista. The
Boyz II Men-styled group had a hit in 1996 with the single "Blackberry Molasses", but the album didn't follow in the same success and despite a second album being produced by Tim & Bob, it was never released.
Due to management issues the group decided to split and the members decided to go their separate ways. Despite the short-lived success of the group Bobby still believes it wasn't a bad experience but a "learning experience".
Some years after Mista disbanded, he enrolled in Clark Atlanta University where he majored in Mass Communications, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Bobby V attempted to jumpstart his career by auditioning for the first season of the hit reality show American Idol, but was rejected by judges, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. However, armed with three albums of demos, he continued to pursue his music career dream. The demos reached Poon Daddy, who then forwarded them onto
Ludacris and Shaka Zulu. "The rest is history," as Bobby says. He signed with Island Def Jam music imprint and is a member of
Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace label.
His first single, 2005's "Slow Down", from his "Bobby Valentino" album became a top 10
hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, receiving a huge amount radio and TV airplay. In 2005, he joined
other R&B/hip-hop acts including
Bow Wow and
Omarion on the Scream 4 Tour. Valentino released a second single from his debut album, the remixed "Tell Me" featuring
Bobby got the nickname "Valentino" because his parents expected him to be born on Valentine's Day, but he was born thirteen days later.
A long-running legal dispute between Bobby V and the UK violinist of the same name has apparently been settled, with the U.S. artist allowed to use the name anywhere except in the UK.
Hit songs include --
- Slow Down
- Tell Me
- Hands On Me
- Turn The Page
- Grab Somebody
Bobby V may be available for your next special event!
.Contemporary R&B. / ContemporaryR&B
.Urban. / xUrban
x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in Mississippi / born nMississippi
Born: ..in Jackson / born
Born: Feb 27, 1980
Raised: ..in Georgia
Raised: ..in Atlanta
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
Based: ..in Los Angeles /
Based: ..in Georgia / based nGeorgia
Based: ..in Atlanta /