Tyrese Gibson is one of the most popular multi-talents in Hollywood these days.
The singer-turned-actor best known by only his first name has now done more movies than albums, but he’s back next month with his fifth studio CD, “Open Invitation.” Two singles – “Stay,” which reunited him with “Baby Boy” star Taraji P. Henson, and “Too Easy” with Ludacris – have already been released.
If all that’s not enough, Tyrese’s memoir/motivational book, “How To Get Out Of Your Own Way,” is a New York Times bestseller.
Here’s more on Tyrese, today’s “In Studio Jam” artist.
BORN: Tyrese Darnell Gibson in Los Angeles, CA
BIG BREAK: This Coca-Cola commercial propelled Tyrese to stardom after he was discovered on the bus in Los Angeles.
BACK STORY: Tyrese was best known as a singer until he started acting. John Singleton cast him as Jody the “Baby Boy” of the movie’s title, his first film acting role.
RESUME: Tyrese has released four studio albums and been in 13 films. For a while, he said he wouldn’t go back to singing, but this year, after a five-year hiatus from recording, he’s back to making music. Although he did form the supergroup TGT with bestie Ginuwine and Tank, the group never really got off the ground and didn’t release a project.
FUN FACTS: The lead role in “Baby Boy” was originally meant to be played by Tupac Shakur. And after the release of his book, “How To Get Out of Your Own Way,” Tyrese’s mother, Priscilla Murray Gibson, has released her own book. Its title: “Drunk for 27 Years,” an account of her life as an alcoholic.
LATEST WORK: “Open Invitation,” out on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/TyreseGibsonOnline
ON TWITTER: @Tyrese
ON MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/tyrese
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.tyreseonline.com
BEST OF TYRESE (Video):
“Too Easy” (with Ludacris)
“Why You Gotta Act Like That?”
“Signs of Lovemaking”
“Music is always my first love. I love what I do as an actor, but music has always got my heart. At the end of the day, acting is just that — acting. You’re saying somebody else’s words, you’re performing what somebody is suggesting you perform to live out whatever scene that they had imagined; you’re living and performing somebody else’s thoughts, scenes, setups and situations outside of the stuff that you may come up with on your own. So, when it comes to music, it’s like these are my lyrics, this is my experience, and I’m writing a song about this. This is the way I want to perform it on stage, and this is my thing. This is my music video. There’s more of a sense of ownership, like this is mine. So I love it.” – ArtistDirect.com (2009)
“What I’ve learned about Hollywood is exactly that – it’s Hollywood. Nothing is ever what it seems, and nothing is ever what it appears to be, so you could literally be on a movie set pis—g everybody off, rubbing everybody the wrong way, saying all of the wrong s–t, whatever the case may be, and no one will ever tell you that you’re doing it. So, at some point, somebody is going to decide if they love or care for you enough to walk up to you and tell you the truth about your actions, and then you have an opportunity to learn from it and grow up from it.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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