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
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 UK's biggest male rape charity Survivors UK has state funding slashed to zero despite 120% rise in men reporting sexual violence and seeking help
- 2 'Don't blame all men for rape' campaign backfires spectacularly
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity
Stolen Instagram photo sells for $90,000
Grace of Monaco film panned: Screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman as movie gets US debut
Thrill of the chaste: The truth about Gandhi's sex life
Suicide Squad: leaked footage shows first look at Batmobile chasing Joker through city streets
Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 7: Why two of the show's most iconic characters just met
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'