10:00pm, Fri 1st August, 2014
Brown Alley, VIC
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Live On Stage + Supports
This August, Urbanation brings you the multi-talented Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist, composer and actor and one of the most popular and successful rappers worldwide, Coolio.
To date, Coolio has sold over 18 million records globally and has performed in concerts to adoring fans in Africa, Israel, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, and throughout Europe.
Coolio won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Performance, Solo, for his international hit single, GANGSTA'S PARADISE, which was also featured on the DANGEROUS MINDS soundtrack. The song, also nominated for a Grammy for Best Song of the Year, has sold over 4 million copies worldwide and was Billboard Magazine's Number #1 single of 1995.
Coolio has also won an American Music Award, 3 MTV Awards, 2 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and a World Music Award. He has received 6 Grammy Award nominations (1994, 1995, 1996), 2 Billboard Music Awards (1994,1996), 2 ASCAP Awards (1996,1997), 3 MTV Video Awards (1996,1997), 4 American Online Awards (1996), and was the Playboy Music Poll Winner in 1997.
Coolio is embraced across the country and around the world because he gives music lovers what they want - a distinctive style, bouncin'beats and thought-provoking lyrics.
His gold single C U WHEN U GET THERE, released on his third gold album, MY SOUL, was featured on the NOTHING TO LOSE gold soundtrack. C U WHEN U GET THERE was the first single from Tommy Boy's history to become gold in South Africa. His debut album, IT TAKES A THIEF released in 1994, went Platinum, as did the single, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, a utopian party anthem which was nominated for a Grammy Award, among other accolades. Coolio's second album, GANGSTA'S PARADISE, sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone and was a top selling album around the world. The song touched fans everywhere with its powerful message.
Catch Coolio in an exclusive full stage performance, plus local supports to be announced.