André 3000 – American rapper, songwriter, producer, actor
Andre 3000’s real name is André Lauren Benjamin. He was born on 26 May 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. Andre was the only child in the family. He was raised by a single mother, who died in 2013. His dad, Lawrence Harvey Walker, followed in 2014. The aspiring artist graduated from high school but made a decision not to get a higher education.
Andre loved music since childhood. While still in school, he met Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. Together they formed a band called OutKast. The group stayed together from 1994 until 2006. They recorded six successful LPs. In 2007, the artists decided to take a break to pursue a solo career. There were rumors about their reunion in 2014. However, they only got together to perform at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
In 2004, together with Kelis, Andre recorded a single “Millionaire”, which was featured in the former’s LP Tasty. The song became an international hit, showing up on the charts in Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland.