Cee-Lo Green has a busy year ahead of him. Besides returning to The Voice for season five, which he confirmed with Billboard backstage at the Billboard Music Awards yesterday (March 19), the rapper will also release three projects.
“There’s a new Goodie Album which will be out August 27, a new Cee-Lo album, a new Gnarls Barkley album,” he listed. Goodie Mob’s “Age Against the Machine” is the rap collective’s first work since their 1999 “Word Party.”
Cee-Lo hopes to tour in support of all three projects.
He continued to share that he worked with Janelle Monáe for a song on her upcoming album, “The Electric Lady.”
Cee-Lo Green took the stage at yesterday’s show to present Justin Bieber with the fan-driven Milestone Award, presented by Chevrolet. “I’m 19 years old — I think I’m doing a pretty good job,” Bieber told the Las Vegas audience. “I should be taken seriously. This other bull should not be spoken of.”
After Bieber’s emotional speech, Cee-Lo met him backstage to share a few words of encouragement. “I was just wondering why they were booing him. I showed him the love and affection that he deserves. He’s a great kid [with] a lot of talent.”
Reporting by Bill Werde.