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Bobby V is an African-American R&B singer who started his career with the now-defunct Mista. He auditioned for American Idol but was rejected. However, he opted to continue his music career as a solo artist.
Early Career in Music
Robert Wilson who is professionally known with the stage name Bobby V was born on February 27, 1980 in Jackson, Mississippi. He started his music career as a member of the band Mista which released the hit single "Blackberry Molasses". Several years after Mista disbanded, he enrolled himself at the Clark Atlanta University and graduated on 2004 with a Bachelor Degree in arts major in Mass Communication.
American Idol and Debut Album
Soon after graduating college he attempted to audition for the first season of reality show American Idol but was rejected by judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. When rejected, several music labels was of interest with him and saw his potential. And on 2005 released his first self titled studio album under Island Def Jam music. The album became an instant hit and managed to chart top 10 in the Hot 100 chart of that year. Three singles were released from his debut album namely: "Slow Down", "Tell Me" (featuring Lil' Wayne) and "My Angel".
Mr V released his second studio album "Special Occasion" early 2007.
|2005||Bobby Valentino||Certified Gold|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B||Hot 100||Album|
|2006||Turn The Page||63||-||Special Occasion|
|2005||Slow Down||1||8||Bobby Valentino|
|2005||Tell Me||13||51||Bobby Valentino|
Tours & Concerts
There are no current tour and concert schedules for the artist.
- Bobby V's second studio album Special Occasion has just been released.
April 26, 2005
Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam
January 1, 2007
Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam
|2005||Slow Down||Def Jam Records|
|2005||Tell Me (featuring Lil' Wayne)||Def Jam/Universal|
|2005||My Angel||Def Jam|
|2005||Pimpin' All Over the World (Ludacris featuring Bobby Valentino)||Def Jam|
|2006||Turn The Page||Def Jam|
|2007||Anonymous (Featuring Timbaland)||Def Jam|
- His name Valentino (but he is now known as Bobby V)came after his parents expected him to be born on a Valentine's Day, but was born thirteen days later.
- He has the same name with a UK famous vilionist. They had a long running legal dispute but was settled with Bobby changing his name to Bobby V
With the release of her first three singles; "My Angel", "Tell Me", and "Slow Down" Bobby Valentino made a name for himself as a well known steamy, sensual, and staggering R&B and Hip Hop singer. Having been rejected in the American Idol was hard, but Bobby proved that it wasn't the end of his life. Much more he became even more popular than his other idol alumnus.
The releases made Bobby proved to his parents that music was really for him and took off the skepticism they had before hand. Of the first three singles, "Slow Down" made it at the first spot and definitely this shall be a good sign for his fans who is longing for more of his music. His "AI" experience indicates that he is here for long and cannot just easily be swaggered away. More albums to come for Bobby! -- Ericgo 04:05, 13 February 2007 (PST)