Made his big screen acting debut in the film "Black November."
Produced the Gwen Stefani album The Sweet Escape.
Made his album debut with Trouble.
Spent most of his childhood moving back and forth between New Jersey and Senegal. When he reached high school age, he remained in New Jersey with his brother while his parents moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2007, he became the first artist to ever hold the top two spots on Billboard's Hot 100 list twice. The first instance was in 2006, when his songs "I Wanna Love You" and "Smack That" ranked at the first and second place spots respectively. The second instance was the very next year, when "Don't Matter" and "The Sweet Escape" ranked first and second respectively.
Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the worldwide top selling artist for master ringtones.