Faheem Rasheed Najm (born September 30, 1984),[1] better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second album, Epiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album, Three Ringz, was released in 2008. The albums included a string of hit singles, including "I'm Sprung", "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)", "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')", "Bartender", "Can't Believe It", and "5 O'Clock". T-Pain has earned two Grammy Awards, one with Kanye West for "Good Life" and the other with Jamie Foxx for "Blame It".

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Background information
Birth nameFaheem Rashad Najm[1]
Also known as
  • Teddy Verseti
  • Teddy Penderazdoun
  • Teddy Pain
Born (1984-09-30) September 30, 1984 (age 39)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • drums
Years active2004–present
Associated acts
Amber Wyatt (m. 2003)

T-Pain is the founder of the record label imprint Nappy Boy Entertainment, established in 2005. Throughout his career as a singer, T-Pain popularized the creative use of the Auto-Tune pitch correction effect, used with extreme parameter settings to create distinctive vocal sounds. From 2006 to 2010, T-Pain was featured on more than 50 chart topping singles. His most successful feature to date was on Flo Rida's debut single "Low", which has since been certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Carter, Caitlin (2014-12-24). "T-Pain Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction', Reveals Stage Name Origins, Real Birth Year, And More". Music Times. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  2. Reid, Shaheem (December 13, 2005). T-Pain's Akon-Approved 'Hard R&B' Calms His Fear Of Sounding Soft. MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1518061/20051213/t_pain.jhtml. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 

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