Airplanes by B.o.B

Airplanes

Song Information

"Airplanes" is the second official and third overall single from B.o.B's debut studio album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The track features Hayley Williams, the lead vocalist of the alternative band Paramore, and was produced by Alex Da Kid with DJ Frank E receiving a co-production credit on the song. The music and chorus were written by Kinetics & One Love. The song was released to urban radio on April 27, 2010. "Airplanes" reached number one in the United Kingdom, and also in New Zealand, as well as the top three in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and the United States. "Airplanes, Part II", the sequel to the song, features rapper Eminem as well as Williams. This collaboration led to a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. (born November 15, 1988), also known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American rapper and record producer. He is currently signed under the labels of Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. His debut single "Nothin' on You" reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom. "Airplanes," B.o.B's second single, emulated this success, peaking at number one and number two in the U.K. and the U.S., respectively. His third single, "Magic," became B.o.B's third consecutive top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. B.o.B was named the ninth Hottest MC in the Game by MTV of 2010. B.o.B was born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. on November 15, 1988 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Less than a month after he was born, his family moved to Decatur, Georgia. In elementary school through high school, he played the trumpet in his school band. Although his parents wanted him to continue his education, Simmons decided in sixth grade that he wanted to pursue a musical career. His father, a pastor, disapproved of his son's choices until he realized that Simmons was using music as a form of therapy and a creative outlet.
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The Various Kinds of Piano The piano can be broadly classified into two types: the Vertical or Upright piano and the Horizontal or Grand piano. The distinction is made on the basis of the height of the piano in question and the placement of the strings. The upright piano ranges between 36 to 60 inches is usually sub divided into four types: the spinet, the console, the studio and the upright. The spinet has a height of 36 to 38 inches and a width of 58 inches. It is the smallest of pianos and is good for people living in small spaces. However, it is not usually used for professional playing piano because it has less power and accuracy and but that does not mean that it cannot be used in piano lesson and piano tutorial. The console is slightly bigger. Its height ranges between 40 and 43 inches. This kind of piano comes in various styles and hence can be made to match your furniture. The studio is the piano seen in music schools. (More...)