“It was my first semester of my senior year of high school,” B.o.B recalls. “One particular night, my whole life changed. That’s when I performed the song ’Cloud Nine’ at TI’s Club Crucial. The right people were in the crowd that night. I met TJ Chatman, who is now my manager. TJ introduced me to Jim Jonsin who helped to open the door for a deal with Atlantic/Grand Hustle. It’s been a Cinderella story ever since.”
After releasing several mixtapes, B.o.B garnered mainstream attention with his debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts and featured two Grammy-nominated hits, “Nothin’ on You,” and “Airplanes.”
Along with several major endorsement deals in tow, B.o.B had achieved his dream and much more. But every successful story has aspects of difficulties.