André 3000

Rapper/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/record Producer/actor

André Lauren Benjamin, better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly known as Dré), is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being part of hip-hop duo OutKast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, and Four Brothers.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of André 3000.


1975 Birth Born on May 27, 1975.


1994 19 Years Old In high school, Benjamin (who was then performing as "Andre") met Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. Benjamin and Patton teamed up to form Outkast. Shortly after graduating from high school, the duo was signed to the Atlanta-based LaFace label and released their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, in 1994. … Read More


2003 28 Years Old …  Rolling Stone compared Benjamin to an indie-rock Little Richard" on Outkast's 2003 Number 1 international hit 'Hey Ya! … Read More


2007 32 Years Old Benjamin returned to rapping in 2007, after a hiatus from the genre, appearing on various remixes, including: "Walk It Out", "Throw Some D's", "You" and Jay-Z's "30 Something." … Read More
2008 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He also appeared on John Legend's album Evolver, on the track "Green Light", which was released on October 28, 2008. … Read More
2010 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, he was featured on Ciara's remix for her single "Ride", from the album Basic Instinct and on the remix to Chris Brown's "Deuces".
2011 36 Years Old On January 18, 2011, Kesha released the "The Sleazy Remix", which featured Benjamin. … Read More
The song was later nominated for the Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the Grammy Awards held in 2012. … Read More
2013 38 Years Old On May 6, 2013 the Great Gatsby Soundtrack was released, featuring a cover by Benjamin and Beyoncé of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, marking their second collaboration. … Read More
2014 39 Years Old In 2014, Benjamin appeared on fellow Dungeon Family member Future's second studio album, Honest, on a song titled "Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)".
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