Who is André 3000?
André 3000: André Lauren Benjamin, better known by his stage name André 3000, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being part of hip-hop duo OutKast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and the leading role of Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side. In addition to music and acting, Benjamin has also been an active entrepreneur. In the spring of 2008, he launched a clothing line called Benjamin Bixby. He has also been an advocate for animal rights. He is also known for his work on the Cartoon Network animated series Class of 3000.
- also known as Andre 3000, André Benjamin, Dookie, Johnny Vulture, Possum Jenkins, Dre, André Lauren Benjamin, Ice Cold, Cupid Valentino, Dré, Andre 3K, Benjamin André, 3000, Three Stacks, Possum Aloysius Jenkins, Dookie Blossom Gain the 3rd, The Feat, Feat, Andre Benjamin, André "André 3000" Benjamin
- born on (40 years ago) in Atlanta, child of Sharon Benjamin Hodo and Lawrence Walker
- ethnicity: African American
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Actor, musician, television producer, dancer, composer, record producer, voice actor, rapper, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter
- member of musical groups:
- Domestic partnership with Erykah Badu
- parent of Seven Sirius Benjamin
- genres: Alternative hip hop, Funk, Southern hip hop, Alternative rock, Soul music, Hip hop music, Pop music, Blues, Electronic music, Drum and bass, Jazz fusion, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz
- albums: "Class of 3000: Music Volume One", "Royal Flush", "DoYaThing", "The Sleazy Remix"
- played Dabu in "Be Cool"
- "Four Brothers"
- played Percival Jenkins in "Idlewild"
- played Avi in "Revolver"
- played Elwyn the Crow (Voice) in "Charlotte's Web"
- played Clarence in "Semi-Pro"
- played Django in "Battle in Seattle"
- played Kim Kyeong-su (MTV English Dub) in "Volcano High"
- "The Industry"
- "Outkast: The Videos"
- "The After Party: The Last Party 3"
- "Scary Movie 4"
- played Silk Brown in "Hollywood Homicide"
- played Jimi Hendrix in "Jimi: All Is by My Side"
- TV series: "Class of 3000"
- some of the nominations and awards:
- nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Love. Angel. Music. Baby.", with Gwen Stefani, Dallas Austin, Dr. Dre, James Samuel Harris, Tony Ashwin Kanal, Terry Lewis, The Neptunes, Linda Perry, Andrew Coleman, Ian Cross, John Frye, Mauricio Iragorri, Matt Marin, Colin Mitchell, Pete Novak, Ian Rossiter, Rick Sheppard, Mark Stent, Phil Tan, Brian Gardner, Greg Collins, Nellee Hooper, Simon Gogerly
- nominated to Teen Choice Award for Choice Crossover Artist (Music/Acting)
- nominated to Teen Choice Award for Choice Rap Artist in a Movie - "Be Cool"
- nominated to MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - "Four Brothers"
- nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - "Royal Flush", with Big Boi & Raekwon
- nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - "Green Light", with John Legend
- nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special - "Class of 3000"
- nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - "Party" (feat. André 3000), with Beyoncé Knowles
- nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Channel Orange", with Frank Ocean, John Mayer, Boy Wonder, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, The Creator, Calvin Bailif, Pharrell Williams, Malay, Ken Oriole, Doug Fenske, Jeff Ellis, Vic Wainstein, Mark Stent, Vlado Meller, Shea Taylor, Marcos Tovar, Andrew Coleman, Philip Scott III, Pat Thrall
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