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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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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