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Recording artist, actor and model TYRESE GIBSON (AJ) was
born and raised in Watts, California, a section of South Central Los Angeles.
Gibson discovered a love of music at an early age and released his self-titled
debut album at 19. In January 2000, he received an American Music Award for
Favorite New Artist. In addition to his musical talents, Gibson has found
success in the acting and modeling worlds, having appeared in several television
series and commercials, including an exclusive contract with Guess?
Gibson took his career to the next level when he made his
feature film debut as the star of Baby Boy, directed by John Singleton. Gibson
worked with Singleton again on 2 Fast 2 Furious, which grossed over $240 million
Gibson released his third album (on J Records) in December of
2002, featuring the first single "How You Gonna Act Like That."
Featuring both solo and collaborative writing efforts, Gibson's music melds
together the essence of hip-hop and R&B with great energy and style.
His dynamic, upbeat hits have appeared on the Blue Streak and
Best Man soundtracks, and his debut album reached platinum status. His sophomore
album, 2000 WATTS (RCA), was released in May, 2001.
He made guest starring appearances on the television series
Moesha, Martin and Hanging With Mr. Cooper. Additionally, the actor appeared in
a popular, global television commercial for Coca-Cola (the kid in headphones
singing on the bus), which earned international recognition.
One of the most sought after African-American male models in the
nation, Gibson has been featured in numerous print and television ad campaigns
for such top brands as Tommy Hilfiger. As a member of the elite Ford Modeling
Agency, he had an exclusive sponsorship with Guess?, which included everything
from advertising and promotions to special guest appearances and performances.
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