Travie McCoy
American musician
Travie McCoy
Travis Lazarus McCoy, known by his stage name Travie McCoy, is an American singer and song-writer. He sings Pop. He is the lead vocalist of the alternative hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes. He released his debut solo album Lazarus on June 8, 2010. Raised in Geneva, New York, McCoy became involved with punk rock scenes as a teenager.
Biography
Travie McCoy's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Travie McCoy
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Travie McCoy from around the web
Bruno Mars Gives Stellar Performance at Super Bowl 2014 Halftime Show: Details
US Magazine - about 3 years
Bruno, the fans love you just the way you are. Bruno Mars (and that swag!) hit the stage for a blowout performance at the 2014 Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, Feb. 2. While the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks took a break at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the 16-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time winner's performance continued to broadcast to a staggering 198 countries. PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest football fans Mars, 28, and his eight-piece band, The Hooligans, jam-packed several of the singer's smash hits into the 14-minute performance. The Hawaii native started off the set, fittingly enough, with young kids holding hands and belting out a few lines to "Billionaire," the Travie McCoy song that kicked off his career in 2010. The man of the hour didn't waste anytime appearing, however, as the stadium's lights then shined on Mars playing the drums in the middle of stage. Wearing his staple gold jacket ensemble, tie, and black pants, he then s ...
Article Link:
US Magazine article
Katy Perry: John Mayer's Birthday Dinner
Just Jared - over 4 years
Katy Perry dons a colorful dress while heading out to celebrate her boyfriend John Mayer‘s birthday on Tuesday (October 16) in New York City. Earlier in the day, the 27-year-old pop star and her 35-year-old beau were spotted having lunch together at ABC Kitchen in the Big Apple. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Katy Perry In a new episode of VH1′s Behind the Music, Katy‘s ex-boyfriend Travie McCoy opened up about their relationship, which ended in 2009. “We looked really cute together. We get (sic) along better than any other girl I’ve ever hung out with in my life. That was the beginning of a really, really awesome time for me. … When I was around her I felt really at ease and comfortable with myself. … It was the most amazing thing ever,” Travie shared. 10+ pictures inside of Katy Perry and John Mayer celebrating his birthday…
Article Link:
Just Jared article
Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Tribute: Watch - Idolator: All About The Music
Google News - almost 5 years
Idolator: All About The Music Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Tribute: Watch Idolator: All About The Music A day after the tragic death of Beastie Boys' MC Adam Yauch, HBO broadcast last month's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which featured a tribute to the band — with Travie McCoy, Kid Rock and Black Thought standing in for the trio. Eminem, Jay-Z, Madonna react to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's deathHitFix Adam 'MCA' Yauch of the Beastie Boys dies at 47Cherry Hill Courier Post Marc Cabrera: Hip-hopper drew praise and respectMonterey County Herald MTV.com -RollingStone.com -Clizbeats.com all 3,072 news articles »
Article Link:
Google News article
The “Top 5 Irreplaceable Beastie Boys Moments In Rap History” (R.I.P. MCA)
All Hip Hop - almost 5 years
Yes, it’s true. Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away today, Friday, May 4, 2012, at age 47. Sadly, the full threesome that was the Beastie Boys is now missing a member, and at AllHipHop.com, we’re now missing a pioneer and influential friend. The Beastie Boys were and are a veritable force to be reckoned with – their eclectic styles, rooted in the foundation of New York Hip-Hop and led by some of the most brilliant business and music minds ever, are things to marvel. And, although he leaves behind his partners Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz to carry the torch, MCA’s contributions will never be forgotten. In his memory, we offer the “Top 5 Irreplaceable Beastie Boys Moments in Rap History”: 5. Finding the Gumption to Catapult Themselves Into Longevity Lifelong Beastie Boys fans might remember that the trio rode the wave to the top of Hip-Hop early on with a sound that was new but not so far-fetched, even to inner city kids who didn’t know Rock. That in itself ...
Article Link:
All Hip Hop article
Gym Class Heroes Team Up With PS22 To Sing 'The Fighter,' We Cry Tears Of Joy (VIDEO)
MTV News - almost 5 years
Gym Class Heroes chill with the kids of PS22. We always knew Gym Class Heroes were total dolls, but this takes everything to like, "pop stars of the year" level (or whatever the equivalent might be). The boys of GCH paid a quick visit to Staten Island’s Wagner College where they teamed up with the already internet-famous grade-schoolers of PS22 to sing their inspiring song "The Fighter." Originally recorded with OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, the song's message is one of positivity and strength, making it a perfect choice to sing with the kids. Also, THE KIDS! Watch Gym Class Heroes sing "The Fighter" with the PS22 after the jump. Before they started singing, GCH lead singer Travie McCoy gave the audience a little pep talk: "How many of you guys out there have ever felt like an underdog? Or felt looked-over? Or how many of you guys out there have ever been backed up in a corner by somebody insecure with themselves? And have them point out ever single flaw that you have? As ...
Article Link:
MTV News article
P.S. 22 Helps Gym Class Heroes Pump Fists On “The Fighter”
Pop Dust - almost 5 years
Anyone with a modicum of feeling can usually admit to being a fan of P.S. 22 performances, including their covers of songs that have been already been overdone by performers far less talented across the far-reaching Internet. With a subject matter that can be so easily adopted to fit the anti-bullying movement, it makes sense that a band like Gym Class Heroes would invite the children’s choir to join in on “The Fighter” during performance at Staten Island’s own Wagner College—they were in their neighborhood, after all. While these things usually have the ability to make us cry, this collaboration was more celebratory as the kids’ infectious strength shone through with every flashy hand movement. Ladies and gentlemen, do what the man says and pump those fists! We would have liked to see a little more interaction with lead singer Travie McCoy, who played mostly to the crowd after leading into the song with some words about bullying and standing up to those who try to keep you down. It ...
Article Link:
Pop Dust article
This Time, It's Personal: Mitt Romney Criticizes President Obama's Golfing
Glitterazzi - almost 5 years
We think it's kind of neat that the POTUS gets to step away from work every now and then and get a game of golf in. It can't be easy running a country, after all. But, Mitt Romney doesn't seem to agree. The presidential candidate's new website, "'Fore' More Years?," urges constituents to donate $18 to "send President Obama on a permanent vacation." According to Mitt, if elected, he could totally suck it up for four years and not travel until this country works the way it should. We'd like to see if that's true, Mitt! Did you know? ... Mitt Romney wouldn't have to travel all around the country to go golfing. If he's elected POTUS, he could always just visit his $12M luxury La Jolla vacation home.  VIDEO: "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aRor905cCw
Article Link:
Glitterazzi article
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Welcomes Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers
MTV News - almost 5 years
Beastie Boys were also inducted on a night when Guns singer Axl Rose refused to attend. By Gil Kaufman <P>If it's the <a href="/news/articles/1675500/beastie-boys-rock-hall-of-fame.jhtml">Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</a> induction ceremony, then drama is as much a prerequisite as loud guitars, receding hairlines and a night-ending all-star jam on a golden oldie.</P><P>Saturday night's 27th edition was no exception according to reports, with as much intrigue as a telenovela, as well as some genuinely peaceful Southern California bro-downage, irreverent induction speeches and fresh spots in the Hall for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, The Faces, Freddie King, Laura Nyro and <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/guns_n_roses/artist.jhtml">Guns N' Roses</a>.</P><P>The spotlight, of course, was on the fa ...
Article Link:
MTV News article
Can Bruno Mars' <i>Hooligans</i> Take Home Grammy Gold?
MTV News - about 5 years
MTV News takes a look at the history of Album of the Year nominee Doo-Wops &amp; Hooligans. By Jocelyn Vena &lt;P&gt;Bruno Mars showed he was more than just B.o.B and Travie McCoy's hook guy when he dropped &lt;a href="/news/articles/1649280/bruno-mars-doo-wops-will-take-fans-on-journey.jhtml"&gt;&lt;i&gt;Doo-Wops &amp;amp; Hooligans&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt; back in October 2010 &amp;#8212; and he's got an Album of the Year nomination at Sunday's &lt;a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/grammys/"&gt;Grammys&lt;/a&gt; to prove it.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class="player-placeholder right" title="Bruno Mars Becomes a 'Big Boy'" id="vid:680389" width="240" height="211"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;With an ear for vintage-sounding details and a love for a good melody, Mars unleashed an album that would spawn megahits and make the Hawaii native (and for ...
Article Link:
MTV News article
Rock and Sports Mingle at Rolling Stone's Super Bowl Party
Rolling Stone - about 5 years
Toward the end of the Gym Class Heroes set in Indianapolis Saturday night lead singer Travie McCoy led the crowd in a singalong of the chorus from his hit single "Billionaire" The wish-fulfillment anthem went over well with the packed house at the brand new Crane Bay venue It seemed...
Article Link:
Rolling Stone article
LMFAO, Mindless Behavior, More Share Holiday Gifts <i>Not</i> To Buy
MTV News - about 5 years
'Fruitcake, it's the most disgusting, repulsive food ever,' Travie McCoy tells MTV News. By Christina Garibaldi &lt;P&gt;Don't panic, but you only have a few days left to find the perfect holiday gift. Yes, it can be daunting, and yes, it can drive you crazy, but we at MTV News are here to help. But instead of telling you what to buy this season, we asked some of your favorite stars at this year's annual Z100 &lt;a href="/news/articles/1675741/z100-jingle-ball-lmfao-david-guetta.jhtml"&gt;Jingle Ball&lt;/a&gt; concert in New York to tell us what &lt;i&gt;not&lt;/i&gt; to put on your holiday gift list.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class="player-placeholder right" title="Hot Chelle Rae, LMFAO Tell Us What Gifts Not To Give This Holiday Season" id="vid:721303" width="240" height="211"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;"The worst gift you could give ...
Article Link:
MTV News article
VH1 Divas 2011 Red Carpet Arrivals: Jennifer Hudson, 50 Cent, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan, Dolly Parton, Jessie J, Common and More [PHOTOS]
Gossip On This - about 5 years
VH1 hosted their “Divas 2011″ concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City Sunday night (Dec 18). Among the celebrities who walked the red carpet just before the ceremony took place were R&amp;B singers Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and Chaka Khan, as well as rappers 50 Cent and Common, Pop singer Jessie J and country music legend Dolly Parton. Some of the other celebs who were spotted on the VH1 Divas 2011 red carpet were Nas, Mary J. Blige, Travie McCoy, Florence Welch, Lala Anthony and more. Check out 25+ pics from the red carpet of the VH1 Divas 2011 concert in NYC below:
Article Link:
Gossip On This article
Maroon 5 and Travie McCoy: 'Stereo Hearts' on 'SNL'
Rolling Stone - over 5 years
Maroon 5 was the musical guest on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live but the second of their two songs was actually a Gym Class Heroes tune featuring the band's singer <a class="fplink fp-3066" href="/adam+levine">Adam Levine</a> The band were joined by GCH rapper <a class="fplink fp-272762" href="/travie+mccoy">Travie McCoy</a> for "Stereo Hearts" the first single from...
Article Link:
Rolling Stone article
Oakland band PopLyfe is living the dream on 'America's Got Talent' - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - over 5 years
After she nailed an acoustic version of Travie Mccoy&#39;s &quot;Billionaire&quot; during PopLyfe&#39;s audition in Seattle, judge Piers Morgan suggested that Parrish didn&#39;t need her backup posse -- advice she bluntly rejected. &quot;I don&#39;t go without my brothers,&quot; she said
Article Link:
Google News article
WDJX Bash 2011 at Louisville Palace Theatre [Music] - Louisville.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Virgin Islands native&#39;s set could not have been complete without his latest single “Pretty Girls” which features Gym Class Heroes&#39; Travie McCoy. For the song, Travie snuck onto the stage and helped Iyaz bring the crowd up a notch
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Travie McCoy
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    In October 2014, he featured on Olly Murs' hit single "Wrapped Up".
    More Details Hide Details McCoy runs his own music imprint called The Bat Squad, which consists of Tim William, Nicholas Scimeca, Tequila Mockingbird, The Lazarus Project and himself. McCoy and Nicholas Scimeca formed the duo Tequila Mockingbird which is also signed under Decaydance Records, and they are working on a project. They recently released the songs "Brooklyn Basement" and "Snowglobe", a track that ended in Mic Terror's mixtaper "The Late Pass Volume 2". In early March 2007, McCoy opened up about his battles with opioids. He stated that he had been addicted to pharmaceuticals since he was 15 years old. The death of his best friend in 2007 led McCoy to retreat further into his addiction, leading him to "dive into drugs face-first." He went through his second stint in a detox program, in which his opiate receptors were cleaned. He said of the experience, "I feel like a layer of shit has been peeled off of my brain." On his blog, he also stated that "I felt an enormous amount of guilt for glorifying drug use in our music."
    On March 23, 2014, McCoy released the single "Keep On Keeping On" with Panic! at the Disco lead singer Brendon Urie.
    More Details Hide Details The music video for the song premiered on Idolator and YouTube on March 24.
  • 2013
    In 2013, Travie McCoy released a single with Jason Mraz titled "Rough Water".
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2012
    On April 24, 2012, McCoy's song with ex Hollywood Undead singer, Deuce, was released on Deuce's album Nine Lives.
    More Details Hide Details The title of the track is "I Came to Party".
    In January 2012, McCoy collaborated with English Girl Group Stooshe with their single Love Me.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2011
    He performed "Stereo Hearts" with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 on November 5, 2011 on Saturday Night Live.
    More Details Hide Details He, along with Gym Class Heroes, performed the aforementioned song with Adam Levine at the American Music Awards of 2011.
  • 2010
    McCoy is allegedly the subject of Perry's song "Circle the Drain" from her 2010 album Teenage Dream.
    More Details Hide Details
    In November 2010, McCoy collaborated with English R&B artist Taio Cruz on Cruz's single "Higher".
    More Details Hide Details
    In mid-2010 he worked with producer Starsmith and British singer Cheryl Cole for her upcoming album.
    More Details Hide Details He is featured on the track "Yeah Yeah" of Cole's album Messy Little Raindrops.
    McCoy performed at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010, on the main stage before the program cut to a performance by N.E.R.D. In November 2010, McCoy performed on the Australian Summerbeatz tour alongside Flo Rida, Jay Sean and Soulja Boy. "Billionaire" was performed on the September 21, 2010, episode of Glee.
    More Details Hide Details He was a guest star on the third episode of Malibu Country, "Shell Games" and sang with Reba McEntire. McCoy is featured on the remix of teen-pop singer Jessica Jarrell's debut single "Up and Running," on the singer's upcoming debut album on Island Records. McCoy is also featured on Livin's City of Brotherly Love album, scheduled to be released in early 2011 on 700 Level Entertainment. The track "When I Approach" features Livin, McCoy and Joe Budden, and is produced by Sev-One. A video released on YouTube showed McCoy recording the song.
    In July and August 2010, McCoy supported Rihanna on some of the North American dates of her Last Girl on Earth Tour.
    More Details Hide Details McCoy and Bruno Mars embarked on a 13-date tour of Europe throughout October and November. They played five dates in the United Kingdom, four in Germany and one each in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France.
    McCoy released his first solo album, Lazarus on June 8, 2010, after being in the works for a year and a half.
    More Details Hide Details He calls the album "The longest, I think, I've spent on a record in my whole career." He stated that he wanted to keep the number of collaborations on the album "kinda tight," but he plans to work with other artists on remixes of the album. Producers on the album include Bruno Mars, T-Pain, The Smeezingtons, The Stereotypes, Lucas Secon, Oligee and Josh Abraham; Mars, T-Pain and Cee Lo Green provide guest vocals. The album debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with sales of 15,000 copies. On 21 August 2010 Lazarus was released in Europe and entered the UK Album Charts at number 69, its peak position thus far. "Need You" was the second single from the album in the U.S, released in September 2010. "We'll Be Alright" was released on October 25, 2010 as the second single in the United Kingdom, and has been featured in the trailer of Yogi Bear.
    In early May 2010, McCoy released the hit single "Billionaire" with Bruno Mars, which has been successful in Europe and the U.S. since its release.
    More Details Hide Details
    McCoy began a solo career in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He denied rumors that Gym Class Heroes had broken up, asserting that "Since the inception of Gym Class in 1997, every member has had another musical outlet, if not three or four. This is just another one of those." McCoy had originally prepared to record an introspective album of "sad and somber" acoustic songs reflective of his state of mind following his breakup with Katy Perry and his addiction to painkillers. However, he decided to scrap his early material and start over, calling the early material "too personal" and saying "I didn't want that to be my first look as a solo artist," comparing the album to Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak. He relocated to Miami, Florida, to record new material and recover from his addiction, which helped him to create a more upbeat album because he "wanted to do something positive." McCoy decided to officially call himself "Travie" instead of Travis; he explained that he has been called Travie by friends and family for "as long as he can remember." He believes that the new name allows listeners to become "that much closer" to him and to "feel much more comfortable with calling me Travie and being part of the family."
    Gym Class Heroes took a three-year hiatus from music, leaving McCoy to focus on his solo career; McCoy released his debut solo album, Lazarus, in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The lead single from the album, "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the UK Singles Chart. McCoy is signed to T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Entertainment. McCoy was born and raised in Geneva, New York, United States. His father is Haitian and his mother is of Irish ancestry. As a child, McCoy was a wheelchair user for four months after a skateboarding accident; his lack of mobility allowed him to focus on art. When he was 15, McCoy worked in a tattoo parlor as an apprentice, and shortly after, he began tattooing his friends. As a teenager, McCoy was a fan of hardcore punk bands such as Snapcase and Earth Crisis, as well as underground rap acts such as Company Flow and the Arsonists. He says of his musical tastes "I was never a typical hip-hop kid. I didn’t want to be pigeonholed." McCoy frequently took buses to Manhattan throughout high school to participate in battle raps at the indie rap club Fat Beats.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In 2009, McCoy remixed the Bring Me the Horizon song "Chelsea Smile" for their remixes album, Suicide Season: Cut Up!
    More Details Hide Details McCoy and Gym Class Heroes released a new album, The Papercut Chronicles II, in November 2011.
  • 2008
    McCoy dated singer Katy Perry for two years, with their relationship ending in December 2008.
    More Details Hide Details In late November 2006, she played his love interest in the music video for "Cupid's Chokehold". He later said of the relationship: "I'm over it. There's no bad blood. I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors." and "We both have gone our separate ways so it is what it is."
  • 2002
    Travis made his MTV debut in the summer of 2002, as he appeared on stage at the beach house, winning a standard nationwide MC battle that was held on the MTV show Direct Effect.
    More Details Hide Details McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends at their local high school's gym class in ninth grade in Geneva, New York. They officially came together in 1997. The band formed when bassist Ryan Geise and drummer Matt McGinley were performing at a party in an instrumental band with no vocals. McCoy, who was in attendance at the party, took the microphone onstage and started rapping. A week later, the group came together and started making music. A prominent opening act for Gym Class Heroes was the critically acclaimed hip-hop group "ModifiedBlockStyle." After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, Gym Class Heroes was signed to Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records, Pete Wentz's independent record label. On the label, the band released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children. Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Clothes Off!! " and "Cookie Jar" peaked at #5 and #6 on the UK Singles Chart. They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song "Cupid's Chokehold". Stump also produced the majority of their album The Quilt, which was released on September 9, 2008 and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and #41 on the UK Albums Chart.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Born on August 5, 1981.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)