Cee Lo Green's viral hit gets official launch
Friday 27 August 2010
Cee Lo Green's new single, which drew more than two million YouTube views in five days, is now available through digital retailers in the US, announced Atlantic Recordings on August 26, with a wider international release scheduled for October 4. The single is off the soul singer's forthcoming solo album
The Lady Killer, due out in December.
"Fuck You," an upbeat, humorous, Motown-inspired track, was co-written and produced by Bruno Mars's production trio The Smeezingtons. Its karaoke-prompter video has been viewed more than three million times since it was posted on YouTube on August 19.
The track went on sale to US customers at www.ceelogreen.com on August 25, available either on its own or with an exclusive T-shirt. The digital single is available in the US as of August 27, and a CD single will go on sale September 21 at independent record stores. A full video for the track is expected out ahead of the single's UK release on October 4, and an amended version of the track, entitled "Forget You," is planned for wider release in the fall.
Cee Lo Green got his start as a member of the Southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob and is best known as one half of Gnarls Barkley and for his vocals on that duo's hit single "Crazy." The Lady Killer, which will feature Green's first solo work in more than six years, is due out December 7. A previous single from that album, "Georgia," is available as a free download on the artist's website.
Hear the original single at: http://www.youtube.com/ceelogreen#p/u/2/CAV0XrbEwNc
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