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    • Gnarls Barkley's newest album, The Odd Couple, was released on March 18th, 2008.

    • Justin Timberlake makes a cameo appearance on the music video of Run.

    • On March 5, 2008, MTV had banned the video to Run because of the vid's strobe effects failing the Harding Test that could cause seizures on screen.

    • In February 2008, Gnarls Barkley came out with a new single entitled Run.

    • Rapper/R&B singer Cee-lo has appeared on MTV's "My Super Sweet Sixteen". The episode also included his daughter who was the main character celebrating her sweet sixteen.

    • Cee Lo started his music career as part of an Altanta based hip hop group called Goodie Mob. The group produced Dirty South style music throughout the 1990s. After their third album had released in 1999, he continues persuing a music career and starts some solo work as the group broke up. Cee Lo had released solo albums in 2002 and 2004.

    • DJ Danger Mouse had produced and had helped with a number of hip-hop artists, one of them being the Gorillaz's Grammy winning album Demon Days. He had also produced his Grey Album, which produced an accappella version based off of Jay-Z's The Black Album and mixed it with beats using some samples from the Beatles' White Album.

    • On November 7, 2006, a limited edition deluxe package of St. Elsewhere was released. The limited edition CD/DVD package included a 92-page booklet, four music videos and bonus songs from their live performances.

    • Prior to their collaboration as Gnarls Barkley, the duo both worked on the single What You Sittin' On?, which is available on The Wired CD under a Creative Commons license.

    • Crazy was released online a week before their CD single was released, purely on download sales.

    • St. Elsewhere went Platinum peaking at number four in the US, certified as Gold and peaked at number six in Australia, and peaked at number nine in Belgium.

    • Crazy had also made the Top 10 in more than 15 different countries and peaked at the number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

    • Gnarls Barkley, as the duo and their backup band, gained a huge liking to appear in costume for their performances and photo shoots each containing a theme.

    • Gnarls Barkley won two Grammy awards in 2007. Crazy won Best Urban/Alternative Performance as St. Elsewhere won Best Alternative Music Album.

    • Rolling Stone had made Crazy their #1 song in their 2006 year-end list titled The 100 Best Songs of the Year.

    • From January to March 2007, Gnarls Barkley collaborated with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on a tour across the U.S.

    • Their album St. Elsewhere had sold over 772,000 copies as of August 23, 2006.

    • Although the group had spent weeks at #1 on the UK charts, the group announced that as the record would spend nine weeks at number one, it was to be deleted as a vinyl/CD listing so their target audience will "remember the song fondly and not get sick of it."

    • The group formed in 2003.

    • Crazy gained some of its popularity mostly from it's spins around the primetime hours on the BBC Radio Networks.

    • Many radio listeners had believed that the group's name is somehow related to the name of former NBA basketball player Charles Barkley as it was often misheard. Radio DJ's and the group themself explained to the listeners that the band name was not in relationship with the basketball player.

    • Their single Crazy reached #1 on the UK Charts.

    • Gnarls Barkley consists of two people: Cee-Lo Gren (Thomas Callaway) and Danger Mouse (Brian Burton).

    • They released their first single "Crazy" on April 3, 2006

    • This is Gnarls Barkley's discography.
      St. Elsewhere-2006

    • These are the videos that Gnarls Barkley released. Crazy, Smiley Faces, Gone Daddy Gone, Go Go Gadget Gospel, and Who Cares.

    • In 2006, Gnarls Barkley won Best Song for "Crazy" at the 2006 MTV European Music Awards in Copenhagen. It also won the Future Songs Award.

    • They are with Downtown Records.

  • Quotes

    • Cee-Lo: Well, the name, Gnarls Barkley, was actually borrowed from a good friend of ours by the same name. A gentleman who crossed our path and inspired us to poetry.

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