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LMFAO
Also known as Llamas Made Food As Oranges!
Origin Pacific Palisades, California, United States
Genres Electro hop, hip house, dance-pop, electro, house
Years active 2007-present
Labels Interscope Records, Cherrytree Records, will.i.am music group
Associated acts David Rush, Far East Movement, Daniel Stiefel, Hyper Crush, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Lil Jon, Kevin Rudolf [1]
Website http://www.lmfaonews.com/
Members
Redfoo
Sky Blu

LMFAO is a Grammy-nominated electro hop group from Los Angeles, California that consists of DJ/rappers Redfoo (Stefan Gordy) and Sky Blu (Skyler Gordy). Both artists are related to Berry Gordy—Redfoo is the son of the Motown Records founder and Sky Blu is his nephew.[2]

The group's name comes from an Internet conversation that Sky Blu had with his grandmother.[3] LMFAO is currently signed to Interscope Records.[4] They have a single titled "I'm in Miami Bitch"[5] (alternate title "I'm in Miami Trick") which peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.[6] On July 1, 2008, LMFAO released Party Rock EP on the iTunes music store. Their full album Party Rock was released on July 7, 2009, containing 15 tracks.[7][8]

Their second single, "La La La", debuted at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their third single "Shots" has currently peaked at 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. LMFAO also provided the opening theme to Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Jersey Shore.

The two will also be co-headlining The Bamboozle Roadshow 2010 between May and June 2010. Co-headlining with the two are All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, and Third Eye Blind. Along with numerous other supporting bands, including 3OH!3, Good Charlotte, Forever The Sickest Kids, Cartel, and Simple Plan.

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Controversy

In February 2010, arturs zirnis member Sky Blu was reportedly involved in an airplane altercation with politician Mitt Romney during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The rapper claimed that, despite earlier press coverage[9] suggesting otherwise, Romney attacked first, putting a "vulcan grip" on him.[10] The claims were mentioned in a TMZ video (which shows Sky Blu being escorted off the aircraft by authorities). Sky Blu was not arrested, however.[11][12] Mitt Romney later claimed that Sky Blu "gave a good swat — and broke my hair."[13]

Discography

Studio albums

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions[16][17] Album
US US Pop CAN
2009 "I'm in Miami Trick" 51 2 27 Party Rock
"La La La" 55 7
"Shots" (featuring Lil Jon) 68 10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs

Year Song Chart positions Album
CAN
2008 "Yes" 68 Party Rock

Guest appearances

Remixes

References

  1. ^ Ziyah. "Interview: LMFAO". ShaveMagazine.com. http://www.shavemagazine.com/entertainment/091202. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  2. ^ "LMFAO Remember Their In-Law, Michael Jackson". MTV.com (MTV Networks). http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1618518/20090811/lmfao.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Kevin. "LMFAO to perform party rock at Cell Block - The Daily Collegian Online". Collegian.psu.edu. http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2009/11/30/lmfao_to_perform_party_rock_at.aspx. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Lmfao". MTV.com (MTV Networks). http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/lmfao/artist.jhtml#bio. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  5. ^ Posted 11/13/2008 by Geffen (2008-11-13). "LMFAO : News : Red Foo & Sky Blu are LMFAO". Interscope.com. http://www.interscope.com/artist/news/default.aspx?nid=20102&aid=1116. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  6. ^ "LMFAO - I'm In Miami Trick work=aCharts.com". http://acharts.us/song/42248. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  7. ^ "New Video: LMFAO, ‘I’m In Miami, Trick!’ » MTV Buzzworthy Blog". Buzzworthy.mtv.com. 2009-02-15. http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2009/02/12/new-video-lmfao-im-in-miami-trick/. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  8. ^ "NORM: Kirshner works on big Vegas project - News - ReviewJournal.com". Lvrj.com. 2008-06-30. http://www.lvrj.com/news/22706929.html. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  9. ^ Horn, Heather (2010-02-19). "''The Atlantic Wire'' coverage of Romney incident". Theatlanticwire.com. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/features/view/feature/Mitt-Romneys-Airplane-Seat-Scrap-762. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  10. ^ "Is “Vulcan Grip” Rapper Sky Blu, Who Tussled With Mitt Romney, the Nerdiest Hip-Hop Artist Ever?" The Wall Street Journal. 19 February 2010.
  11. ^ "www.shortformblog.com report on Romney incident". Shortformblog.com. 2010-02-19. http://shortformblog.com/culture/some-crappy-rapper-was-involved-in-the-mitt-romney-incident. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  12. ^ "''Christian Science Monitor'' report of Romney incident". Csmonitor.com. 2010-02-19. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2010/0219/Rapper-Sky-Blu-says-Mitt-Romney-used-Vulcan-grip-on-him-in-plane-fiasco. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  13. ^ AP Coverage of Romney's Response Associated Press. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  14. ^ "LMFAO Discography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=LMFAO&sql=11:0ifixzygldte~T2. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  15. ^ "LMFAO Track Inspired By Mitt Romney Airplane Altercation". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1632702/20100225/story.jhtml. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  16. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/artist/lmfao/chart-history/1054925. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  17. ^ "Canadian Hot 100". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/charts/canadian-hot-100#/artist/lmfao/1054925. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  18. ^ Official Track Listing, Feb 20, 2009 thecrystalmethod.org
  19. ^ "LMFAO are featured on the track "This is My Life"". Itunes.apple.com. 2008-05-01. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-arcade/id277078069. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

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