CeeLo Green, the Grammy-Award winning musician popularly known as the voice behind the Gnarls Barkley classic single “Crazy,” will be performing in Jerusalem’s Independence Park August 19.
Green is just one of a slew of stars taking the stage in Israel this summer, but unlike the majority, who light it up in the confines of Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park or Ramat Gan stadium, the 40-year-old rapper singer-songwriter will be bringing his talents to Israel’s capital city, the Ynet news site reported.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Green got his start with Goodie Mob, a hip hop group affiliated with Outkast. But his professional career really took off in 2004 when he and DJ Danger Mouse formed Gnarls Barkley. The duo rocketed to stardom with the single “Crazy,” which Rolling Stone listed in as one of the 100 greatest songs of all time.
Green also released single hit “Fuck You!” to YouTube in 2010 (better known on the radio as “Forget You”). It was an internet sensation, scoring two million hits in less than a week.
Green is a coach on the popular TV show “The Voice.”
Tickets to CeeLo’s Jerusalem concert will go for NIS 120 to NIS 160 ($35-$47).