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T-Pain Bio

Who is T-Pain

Grammy Award-winning rapper who became known for his use of Auto-Tune in his album Epiphany, which reached number one on the Billboard 200 in 2007.

Early Life (Childhood)

Najm was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. His stage name is short for "Tallahassee Pain", and was chosen because of the hardships he experienced while living there. He was raised Muslim but disliked organized religion.

Interesting Facts

His auto-tuned voice was featured on the hit song "I'm on a Boat" in 2009, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Collaboration.

Personal Life

T-Pain has been married to Amber Najm since 2003. They have three children: daughter Lyriq and sons Muziq and Kaydnz Kodah (born May 2009).


He has won two Grammy Awards and BMI Urban Awards.


On April 28, 2007, T-Pain refused to shorten his performance at Radio One's Spring Fest Concert in Miami, which caused police presence to escalate backstage.