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Trending Topics: Travis Barker; Bio, Personal Life Discography and Remix Slaughterhouse "The One" Video

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Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is a musician, producer, and the drummer for the band Blink-182, as well as The Transplants. He was a frequent collaborator with DJ AM and together they formed TRV$DJAM.

After the split of his first band, Feeble, Barker began playing for The Aquabats in 1996 as The Baron Von Tito. He recorded one album with them, The Fury of the Aquabats!, in 1997. His career took off when he joined up with pop band, Blink-182 in 1998. Barker became known for his mohawk and his tendency to perform shirtless, revealing a multitude of tattoos. Barker has since established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and making guest appearances in music projects of numerous music genres including hip-hop, alternative rock, skate punk, pop and country. He has gained significant acceptance within the hip-hop community in particular and often collaborates with artists to compose rock-tinged remixes to their songs.

He founded clothing company Famous Stars and Straps in 1999 and LaSalle Records in 2004. Companies such as DC Shoes and Zildjian cymbals have co-designed products in his name. His solo album is currently set for release in September, 2010.

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Personal life
Travis Barker was born to Randy and Gloria Barker in Fontana, California, which is located in San Bernardino County. Barker grew up in a high-crime area, where his father worked as a mechanic and his mother babysat for local kids. Barker started playing the drums at the age of 4 although he didn't become serious until about the age of 12. Barker studied with a jazz teacher and was exposed to all kinds of different music.

Barker had the same drum set until he was 15. His mother, who had been diagnosed with cancer three months earlier, died the day before he started high school. She told him to keep playing music and to follow his dreams. Barker attended Fontana High School, where he played in the jazz ensemble and marching band. He gained a lot of experience performing at regional competitions and festivals. During his senior year, he passed up drum corps tryouts to tour with a rock band. Barker gained a lot of experience performing with a few early rock bands. He finished high school and became a member of The Aquabats. He was nicknamed "Baron Von Tito." Barker did go back to drum corps for his age out year in 1996, to audition with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, but was ultimately cut and did not march.

Barker's marriage to former Miss USA Shanna Moakler was featured in MTV's Meet the Barkers (2005–2006). His marriage and personal life have been considerable media fodder following his divorce and a brief relationship with Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton in 2006.[9] In early 2009, Barker and Moakler decided to get back together. On April 1, 2009, reps for both Barker and Moakler confirmed they had split following an argument at their home which required police attention. The argument was said to be caused after Barker confronted Moakler about her allegedly having an affair with Gerard Butler while he was recovering from his plane crash. Moakler's reps deny any reports of an affair.

Barker has a vast and unique collection of ghetto blasters and is a self-proclaimed car enthusiast.



Solo releases
* Can the Drummer Get Some? (2010)

With Blink-182
* Enema of the State (1999)
* The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) (2000)
* Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)
* Blink-182 (2003)
* Greatest Hits (2005)
* TBA (2010)

With Transplants
* Transplants (2002)
* Haunted Cities (2005)

With +44
* When Your Heart Stops Beating (2006)

* Fix Your Face (mixtape) (2008)
* Fix Your Face, Vol 2: Coachella (mixtape) (2009)

With The Aquabats
* The Fury of the Aquabats! (1997)

With Box Car Racer
* Box Car Racer (2002)

With Expensive Taste
* DJ Skee Presents: Expensive Taste (2007)

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Twitter Trending Topics: Janelle Monáe, Bio, Discography and Tightrope ft. Big Boi OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Janelle Monáe (born December 1, 1985 in Kansas City as Janelle Monáe Robinson) is a Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer. She is currently signed to the Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records.

* 2003 The Audition
* 2010 The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)

* 2007 Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)

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* 2005 "Peachtree Blues"
* 2006 "Lettin' Go"
* 2007 "Violet Stars Happy Hunting!"
* 2008 "Sincerely, Jane"
* 2008 "Many Moons"
* 2009 "Come Alive (The War of the Roses)"
* 2010 "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi)
* 2010 "Cold War"
* 2010 "Tightrope (Wondamix) [Feat. B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco]"

* 2005 In "House" Sessions
* 2005 Broadcasting the Definition
* 2005 Got Purp? Vol 2
* 2006 Idlewild
* 2009 Open Happiness
* 2009 Stargate Universe[14]
* 2010 "Rip The Runway"
* 2010 The Kids
* 2010 BET 2010 Music Awards


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Twitter Trending Topics: Keri Hilson, Bio, Discography, Awards and Video Knock You Down ft. Kanye West, Ne-Yo

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Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American R&B recording artist signed to Zone 4, Mosley Music Group and Interscope Records. Born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Hilson made herself a name as a songwriter as part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch in the early- to mid 2000s, penning tracks for other artists such as Britney Spears, Ciara, Ludacris, and Usher.

Hilson's much-delayed debut studio album, In a Perfect World…, was released in March 2009, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States, where it was certified gold by the RIAA. The album produced five singles, including leading single "Energy" and "Knock You Down" featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo, a worldwide top ten success. A reissue of the album, including previously unreleased songs such as the German number-one hit "I Like," recorded for the film Zweiohrküken (2009), was released in certain parts of Central Europe during the first quarter of 2010.

A prominent guest vocalist in both the contemporary R&B and hip hop genre, Hilson has been featured on over a dozen singles by other artitsts, beginning with Xzibit's "Hey Now (Mean Muggin)," on which she received her first official credit in 2004. Other successful collaborations include the number-one single "The Way I Are" and "Scream" with Timbaland, also featuring D.O.E. and Nicole Scherzinger respectively.

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Studio Albums

* In a Perfect World… (2009)

Awards and nominations
* American Music Awards
o 2009, Favorite Female R&B/Soul Artist (Nominated)
o 2009, Breakthrough Artist (Nominated)

* BET Awards
o 2009, Best New Artist (Winner)
o 2009, Viewer's Choice: "Turnin Me On" w/ Lil Wayne (Nominated)
o 2009, Best Collaboration: "Turnin Me On" w/ Lil Wayne (Nominated)
o 2009, Best Female R&B Artist (Nominated)

* Grammy Awards
o 2010, Best New Artist (Nominated)
o 2010, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Knock You Down" (Nominated)

* Image Awards
o 2010, Outstanding New Artist (Winner)

* Urban Music Awards
o 2009, Best Album (Nominated)
o 2009, Best Female Act (Nominated)

* MOBO Awards
o 2009, Best International Act: (Nominated)
o 2009, Best R&B/Soul Act: (Winner)

* MTV Video Music Awards
o 2007, Monster Single of the Year: "The Way I Are" w/ Timbaland (Nominated)

* Soul Train Awards
o 2009, Best New Artist (Winner)
o 2009, Song of the Year "Turnin Me On" (nominated)
o 2009, Record of the Year "Knock You Down" (nominated)
o 2009, Best Collaboration "Knock You Down" (Winner)

* Teen Choice Awards
o 2007, Choice Rap Single: "The Way I Are" w/ Timbaland (Winner)


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