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    • They won a Grammy Award for 'Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group' in 2003 with their single The Whole World.

    • Both OutKast members were confirmed as being characters in the video game Def Jam: Icon that will be release in March of 2007.

    • In 2004, Outkast's album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below won for both Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards.

    • In 2002, Outkast won two Grammy Awards, one for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group with the song "Ms.Jackson" and the other for Album of the Year (Stankonia).

    • OutKast's third album Aquemini (1998) was named after the zodiac signs of Big Boi (Aquarius) and André (Gemini).

    • In 1995, OutKast won for Best New Rap Group at the Source Awards.

    • Signed to LaFace Record in 1992, Outkast was the label's first Hip Hop act. They made their first appearance on TLC's "What About Your Friends".

    • Both Outkast members are counted among the celebrities "Punk'd" by Ashton Kutcher.

    • OutKast's album Stankonia (2000) went 4 times Platinum, selling over 4,000,000 copies world wide.

    • Their albums ATLiens (1996) and Aquemini (1998) were both certified double Platinum.

    • Their albums Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994) and Big Boi And Dre Present...OutKast (2001) were both certified Platinum.

    • OutKast's new album, Idlewild, is the soundtrack of the motion picture Idlewild in which the two members of the group are cast.

    • OutKast's "Hey Ya" was the number one song on the very final weekend of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. It was also number one a week later on the very first weekend of American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.

    • While searching through a dictionary, Big Boi and André 3000 came across the word "outcast" and decided this would be a perfect group name, for at the time the hip hop industry was dominated by East Coast and West Coast rappers who saw southern rappers as outcasts. They simply changed the "c" in the word into a "k".

    • Outkast's members are André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as "Dre") and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, both from Atlanta.

    • OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album was named diamond after it sold more than 10,000,000 records in the US.

    • Outkast is singed to LaFace Records.

    • Discography:

      Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)

      ATLiens (1996)

      Aquimeni (1998)

      Stankonia (2000)

      Big Boi And Dre Present... Outkast (2001)

      Speakerboxx/The Love Below (2003)

      Idlewild (2006)

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