Tyrese Gibson, born on December 30, 1978, made his first appearance in a Coca-Cola commercial. Little did he know what the future had on hold for him — multiple hit songs and roles in some of the biggest blockbuster franchises. He is known for songs such as ‘Sweet Lady’ and ‘How You Gonna Act Like That,’ and film sagas like “Fast & Furious” and “Transformers.” In addition, he has produced several movies and T.V. shows, and he has earned numerous awards. If you want to celebrate his special day, you’re in the right place.
Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 30, 1978. His ethnicity is African-American, and he is a Capricorn. Gibson is the son of Priscilla Murray and Tyrone Gibson. Tyrone Gibson Sr. is his older brother, and he also has two older sisters named Salendra and Shonta. The four siblings were raised by their mother after their father left. During Gibson’s high school years, a music teacher suggested he audition for a Coca-Cola commercial, which led to his first appearance on T.V. in 1994; this led him to get modeling jobs with Guess and Tommy Hilfiger.
1998 was a big year for Gibson. He signed a deal with RCA Records and released his first single, ‘Nobody Else,’ which peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. That same year, he released his debut studio album “Tyrese,” which would go on to be certified platinum, and he became the host of “MTV Jams.” He also had a major hit with his third single, ‘Sweet Lady,’ which earned him a Grammy Award nomination. In 2001, he released his second album, “2000 Watts,” which would go on to be certified gold. That same year, he had his first prominent acting role in the film “Baby Boy,” which featured a single of his made with Snoop Dogg and Mr. Tan. After R.C.A. Records disbanded, Gibson signed with J Records and released his third album, “I Wanna Go There,” which contained his most successful single to date, ‘How You Gonna Act Like That.’ In 2003, he starred as Roman Pearce in the second film of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “2 Fast 2 Furious.” In 2005, he starred in the action-crime drama “Four Brothers.”
In 2006, Gibson released his fourth album, “Alter Ego,” and starred in the action-drama “Waist Deep.” In 2007, he starred as Sergeant Robert Epps in “Transformers,” the first film of the eponymous franchise, and he also formed the supergroup T.G.T. with fellow R.&.B. singers Ginuwine and Tank. In 2009, he starred in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” The following year, he starred in “Death Race.” 2011 was another big year for Gibson; he starred in “Fast Five” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and returned to music with his label, Voltron Recordz, and he signed himself and the label to E.M.I. That same year, he released the singles ‘Stay,’ ‘Too Easy’ (featuring Ludacris), and ‘Nothing On You,’ as well as his fifth album “Open Invitation,” which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 and earned Gibson a Grammy Award nomination. In 2013, he starred in “Fast & Furious 6.” In 2015, he released his sixth studio album, “Black Rose,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and he starred in “Furious 7.” In 2017, he starred in “The Fate of the Furious.” In 2021, Gibson starred in “F9.” In 2022, he starred in the superhero film “Morbius.”
Gibson releases “Tyrese,” which becomes certified platinum.
Gibson stars in “Baby Boy,” which also features one of his songs on the soundtrack.
Gibson releases ‘How You Gonna Act Like That,’ his most successful single.
Gibson stars as Roman Pearce in “2 Fast 2 Furious.”
Gibson stars as Sergeant Robert Epps in “Transformers.”
Gibson releases “Black Rose” that debuts at number one on the Billboard 200.
Why We Love Tyrese Gibson
He shows how you can make it
Gibson was not held in high regard because of his poor upbringing. He did, however, carve a route for himself and achieved incredible success in numerous entertainment fields.
His talents are widely known
Gibson’s many fans can attest to his talent in the music and film industries. Aside from his various songs on charts and his box-office-success films, he has received accolades such as an American Music Award, an N.A.A.C.P. image award, and a Soul Train Music Award.
He cares about meaningful causes
Gibson hosted Watts Day, an annual charity event where musicians performed to raise money to benefit the communities they grew up in. He has given money to organizations that support causes such as education, health, and the rights of the underprivileged and at-risk youngsters.
5 Surprising Facts
He is also an author
Gibson co-created a comic book titled “Tyrese Gibson's MAYHEM!” and has written two books, “How to Get Out of Your Own Way” and “Manology: Secrets of Your Man's Mind Revealed.”
His collaborations with John Singleton
Gibson has collaborated with director Singleton thrice on “Baby Boy,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” and “Four Brothers.”
He knows Brandy Norwood
Gibson and Norwood are childhood friends.
He has an alter ego
When Gibson’s making rap music, he uses the name Black-Ty.
He likes tattoos
Gibson has a total of nine tattoos.
Tyrese Gibson FAQs
Why did Tyrese Gibson stop making music?
He hasn’t. Gibson just takes his time with his music projects. His upcoming album is titled “Beautiful Pain.”
Were Tyrese Gibson and Paul Walker close?
Yes, Gibson and Walker were best friends.
Did Tyrese Gibson win an Oscar?
No, Gibson hasn’t won an Academy Award yet.
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