CeeLo Green performs in Vail Saturday
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Who: CeeLo Green.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, following the 6:30 p.m. medals ceremony.
Where: Solaris, Vail.
More information: CeeLo Green is performing as part of the Vail Valley Foundation’s free concert series. Visit http://www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.
VAIL — CeeLo Green will sing “Forget You” on Valentines Day, which is one of life’s wonderful ironies.
Actually, the more popular version is “F*** You!” which is one of the most straight-to-the-heart-of-the-matter song titles in music history.
The romance factor in the other songs Green will sing we can’t be certain about, but that one we’re pretty sure won’t go down in the Torch Song Hall of Fame — although he does express love for the girl in that song, so maybe …
Green, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer, television personality, actor, entrepreneur and pop culture and fashion icon, will take the Championships Plaza stage on Valentine’s Day, which is today.
He’ll also likely perform hits like “Crazy,” “Bright Lights Bigger City” and more.
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“In addition to watching the world’s best alpine ski racers for two weeks here in Vail and Beaver Creek, our guests from near and far will be able to enjoy some of the greatest musical acts on the stage today, all for free. We are proud to deliver this experience,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee.
Big showman, but getting smaller
Green is a big stage presence, but not quite as big as he once was.
“The Voice” coach partnered with eDiets, dropped 27 pounds and is headed toward 50 fewer pounds.
“I’ve personally committed to making health a habit in the New Year,” he told CNBC. “Part of my New Year’s resolution is to become more healthy. If I’m effective enough, I can lose 50 pounds.”
Now in his early 40s, Green has become more conscious about his diet. He said irregular eating patterns contribute to his size.
“In my case specifically, I don’t have an appetite early in the morning,” he said. “I encourage everybody to take a more professional approach to their personal lives, meaning itineraries, schedules, overseeing, discipline,” he said. “You have to mindfully do something proactive and positive for yourself.”
About CeeLo Green
Thomas DeCarlo Calloway was born May 30, 1974.
He found the national spotlight as a member of the southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob and later as part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, with record producer Danger Mouse. Before long, he went solo.
Internationally, Green is best known for his soul work. His most popular was Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy,” which reached No. 1 in various singles charts worldwide, including the U.K. In the United States, “Crazy” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its parent album “St. Elsewhere” (2006), was also a hit, peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. Gnarls Barkley’s second album, “The Odd Couple” (2008), charted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200.
In 2010, Green took a hiatus from working with Danger Mouse and released a solo single titled “Forget You.” The song became a successful single, with the radio-edit version “Forget You,” reaching the top spot in the U.K. and the Netherlands and peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Beginning in 2011, Green was a judge and coach on reality television singing competition “The Voice,” appearing on four of its seasons. In 2013, Green reunited with the rest of Goodie Mob, to release their fifth studio album “Age Against the Machine.”
His work has earned numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy Awards, a BET Award, a Billboard Award and a Brit Award.
Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and firstname.lastname@example.org.