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Bobby Valentino

Born Bobby Wilson in Mississippi but raised in Atlanta, smooth R&B crooner Bobby V -- known as Bobby Valentino until a lawsuit from a British performer of the same name -- had a hard time convincing his skeptical parents that the music business was the place for him. When the 16-year-old Wilson hooked up with the Organized Noize Productions team, his parents knew he was serious and that his dream of a record deal was entirely possible. With a group of friends, he formed Mista, a Boyz II Men-styled singing group that made some waves with their single "Blackberry Molasses." The group's self-titled album appeared in 1996 but failed to match the single's success. A second, unreleased album was recorded with producer Timbaland's help, but management problems split the group and Wilson decided to focus on college. After earning his degree in 2003, he returned to demo work. One of his demos ended up in the hands of Ludacris, who made Wilson the first R&B singer in the rapper's DTP (Disturbing tha Peace) crew. The sultry "Slow Down" announced the singer's rebirth as a DTP member in early 2005 and soon became a BET and radio favorite. As the ballad was landing on numerous schools' prom ballots, Def Jam/DTP released his self-titled debut, a Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart-topper. Special Occasion equaled that success in 2007, yet Wilson left his label on good terms and aligned with EMI. His first album for the label, titled The Rebirth and released through his boutique label, Blu Kolla Dreams, was released in February 2009 and featured productions from longtime collaborators Tim & Bob, as well as Carlos McKinney and Raphael Saadiq. Fly on the Wall, released on Capitol in March 2011, debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200. Led by the Lil Wayne collaboration "Mirror," the singer returned on eOne in October 2012 with Dusk Till Dawn. ~ David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Bobby Valentino

    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    5 songs

Albums by
Bobby Valentino

Top Songs by
Bobby Valentino

  1.   Song
  2.   Slow Down
  3.   Turn the Page
  4.   Tell Me
  5.   Anonymous
  6.   Beep by Yung Joc
  7.   My Angel (Never Leave You)
  8.   Rock Wit'cha
  9.   Rearview (Ridin')
  10.   Grab Somebody
  11.   Guilty by Luca Antolini
  12.   I'll Forgive You
  13.   Hands on Me
  14.   Words
  15.   Put It In
  16.   Over & Over
  17.   Mirror by Lil Wayne
  18.   If I Had My Way
  19.   Before You Break My Heart
  20.   Home Is Where You Belong
  21.   Never Lonely
  22.   Phone #
  23.   One Girl to Love
  24.   How 'Bout It
  25.   Another Life
  26.   Lights Down Low
  27.   Tipsey Love by Future
  28.   Butterfly Tattoo
  29.   Intro
  30.   Want You to Know Me
  31.   Nothing On You
  32.   Are You Ready
  33.   Thank You
  34.   L.O.V.E.
  35.   My Girl by Dottie Peoples
  36.   Let's Go
  37.   Some Bobby
  38.   1st Class Love
  39.   Dusk till Dawn (Intro)
  40.   Outfit
  41.   Last Call for Love
  42.   If I Can't Have You
  43.   Heaven (My Angel, Pt. 2)
  44.   Hang On
  45.   Be My Love
  46.   3 Is the New 2
  47.   Wreck
  48.   Can't Wait 'Til Later
  49.   Soon as I Get Home
  50.   Love Dream
  51.   Give Me a Chance by Ludacris
  52.   Would You Be
  53.   Sweetness
  54.   Hummin
  55.   Are You the Right One
  56.   You're Not Alone
  57.   On the Edge
  58.   Checkin' for Me
  59.   Only Human
  60.   Gangsta Love
  61.   Mista Valentino (Interlude)
  62.   Save Me from Me
  63.   She Got It All
  64.   Role Play by Red Café
  65.   Altered Ego
  66.   The Rebirth by Dottie