Born Bobby Wilson in Mississippi but raised in Atlanta, smooth contemporary R&B crooner Bobby V -- known as Bobby Valentino until a lawsuit from a British performer of the same name -- had a hard time convincing his skeptical parents that the music business was the place for him. When the 16-year-old Wilson hooked up with the Organized Noize production team, his parents knew he was serious and that his dream of a record deal was entirely possible.
With a group of friends, he formed Mista, a Boyz II Men-styled singing group that made some waves with their single "Blackberry Mo...
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