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Profile: LMFAO




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Background of the Duo:

The electronic dance and hip hop duo LMFAO got together in 2006. The two members are Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) and SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy). They are a son and grandson respectively of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. Their own relationship is that of uncle and nephew. Attendance at Miami's annual dance-oriented Winter Music Conference helped inspire the future music of LMFAO. The pair performed their music in clubs until signing with Interscope in 2008.

LMFAO Hit the Charts With Party Rock:

LMFAO's first single "I'm In Miami Bitch" was released in December 2008. A clean version was also recorded titled "I'm In Miami Trick." The song was a minor hit and rose into the top 30 at pop radio. It landed in the top 10 in the UK. A full-length album Party Rock followed in the summer of 2009. The album reached #2 on the Electronic album chart and climbed into the top 40 on the overall album chart.

International Hits:

LMFAO's next step forward came in April 2010 when they appeared as featured artists on David Guetta's worldwide hit "Gettin' Over You." The song went to #1 in France and the UK while topping the dance charts in the US. "Gettin' Over You" entered the pop top 40 in the US as well.

LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem":

LMFAO headed back to the studio in the latter half of 2010. In January 2011 they released their single "Party Rock Anthem." It became a worldwide smash hit reaching #1 in more than 10 countries around the world. "Party Rock Anthem" spent 11 weeks at #1 in New Zealand and 10 weeks at the top in Australia. It has sold 2.5 million copies in the US. The hit song was followed by the album Sorry For Party Rocking in June 2011. It reached #12 on the US album chart. The UK release of the collection was delayed until July 2011.

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