10 Facts about Coolio

Tuesday, March 15th 2016. | Music

You can learn Facts about Coolio if you want to know more about Artis Leon Ivey Jr.  This rapper and musician were born on 1st August 1963. He is famous under the stage name Coolio.  He also works as a record producer, actor, and chef. In the mid to late 1990s, he achieved great success. “Gangsta’s Paradise” is the most famous single of Coolio. It made him earn Grammy award in 1995. Find out other interesting facts about Coolio below:

Facts about Coolio 1: the notable albums

Can you mention the notable albums of Coolio?  Those are My Soul (1997), Gangsta’s Paradise (1995) and It Takes a Thief (1994).

Facts about Coolio 2: the notable singles

Some notable singles of Coolio that you need to listen include “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” (1996), “C U When U Get There” (1997) and “Fantastic Voyage” (1994). You can also hear her voice rapping the theme song for Kenan & Kel. It was a Nickelodeon series in the end of 1990s.



Facts about Coolio 3: what Coolio does now?

Can you guess the main activity of Coolio today? He focuses to become a chef. He creates a cookbook and makes a web series. The title is Cookin’ with Coolio.

Facts about Coolio 4: the debut solo album

The debut solo album of Coolio was entitled It Takes a Thief after Tommy Boy Records signed him in 1994. On Billboard Hot 100, the lead single from the album with the title “Fantastic Voyage” appeared at number 3. Other interesting singles in the album are “I Remember” and “County Line”.

Coolio Rapper

Coolio Rapper

Facts about Coolio 5: Gangsta’s Paradise

Gangsta’s Paradise was the next album of Coolio. It had a successful single with the title “Gangsta’s Paradise”. In the song, he featured the R&B singer LV. It sat for three weeks at the number 1 Billboard Hot 100.

Facts about Coolio 6: the popularity of “Gangsta’s Paradise”

“Gangsta’s Paradise” was considered as very popular single at that time. In Sweden, Italy, United States, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Austria, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Ireland, it also sat on the top.

Coolio Pictures

Coolio Pictures

Facts about Coolio 7: a Grammy Award

Coolio earned Best Rap Solo Performance in Grammy Awards in 1996 due to his amazing “Gangsta’s Paradise”. Check facts about Chris Brown here.

Facts about Coolio 8: Red Hot Organization’s compilation CD America

Coolio took part in Red Hot Organization’s compilation CD America in 1996. The CD was created to enhance the awareness of the people about AIDS.

Coolio Facts

Coolio Facts

Facts about Coolio 9: My Soul

My Soul is the third album of Coolie. It was released in 1997.

Facts about Coolio 10: the lead single in My Soul

The lead single in My Soul was “C U When U Get There”. This album was not as successful as the preceded albums. Find facts about Ciara here.

Facts about Coolio

Facts about Coolio

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