About Travie McCoy
Singer and rapper Travie McCoy first came to prominence fronting the rap-rock band Gym Class Heroes before launching a commercially successful solo career that blends rap, reggae, and pop.
• High school classmates McCoy and Matt McGinley formed Gym Class Heroes in 1997. They met, appropriately enough, in gym class. The group released five LPs from 2001 to 2011 and has been inactive since 2018.
• McCoy began his solo career in 2010. He released Lazarus, his first LP, that July. The album yielded the single “Billionaire,” featuring Bruno Mars, an international hit that peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
• He’s been the featured artist on more than a dozen singles by other acts, including the English singer and rapper Taio Cruz, pop singer Olly Murs, R&B singer Kelly Rowland, and the pop-rock band Train.
• In 2012, McCoy had a guest spot on the third episode of Reba McEntire’s sitcom Malibu Country, where he performed with country icon.
BORNAugust 5, 1981