Check out my video commentary on CeeLo’s new Christmas CD, and a surprise on what’s coming up on Peauxetic Expressions.
Check out CeeLo’s single, “All I Need Is Love” single below:
Unless you’ve been living in the dark for the last few years, it’s impossible to miss CeeLo’s presence. He has become an international superstar seemingly over night, with massive hits like “Forget You” and “Crazy” (with the short-lived duo Gnarls Barkley). But his career has not been the typical kind of success story we may be used to. He first got his start with rap group Goodie Mob, where he served as rapper and singer on hits like “Get Rich To This”, “Cell Therapy”, and “They Don’t Dance No Mo”. The group has now come full circle after a 13 year hiatus, with their new single “Fight to Win” (one of their best ever) and upcoming CD, Age Against The Machine.
Now 4 solo albums in (Cee-Lo Green..Is The Soul Machine is still my favorite), the question on many people’s mind is what could he possibly do next? After reaching what many have said was a career high at last year’s Grammy awards (winning 2 awards for the song, “Fool For You” with Melanie Fiona) and performing “Forget You” with actress Gwenyth Paltrow, has he topped himself? As if he wasn’t busy enough prepping for the release of the new Goodie Mob project and talks of a new Gnarls Barkley album with producer Danger Mouse, he found the time to make a Christmas CD called Cee-Lo’s Magic Moment. The set’s first single is the playful and festive All I Need Is Love featuring The Muppets (check it out below) Other guests include The Voice co-star Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart, and Straight No Chaser. Ironically, the CD hits stores tomorrow, just one day before Halloween. But considering Ceelo’s quirky style and unique voice, this may have been the best release date for him
Fast Company named him the 5th most creative person in business of 2012 (of 100 people total). Ceelo also just announced his new Vegas show, CeeLo Green Presents Loberace. That creativity is what’s sure to drive music lovers to the stores this week to pick up his Christmas album. He chose to put his spin on old classics instead of making an album full of original tracks. But nonetheless, with Cee-Lo we never what angle he’s coming from (Rap, R &B, Pop or even Rock), but we do know that it will be entertaining.
Will you be buying Cee-Lo’s Magical Moment this holiday season?