Saturday, 11 February 2012



   LMFAO is an American electro pop duo consisting of rappers, producers, dancers, and DJs Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy, born September 3, 1975) and his nephew SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy, born August 23, 1986). The group formed in 2006 in Los Angeles, California. RedFoo is also the son of music mogul Berry Gordy, and SkyBlu is his grandson. Their music incorporates a theme of partying and drinking, and the group commonly refers to their music style as "party rock". The group's name is an Internet slang abbreviation for "Laughing My Fucking Ass Off".

   RedFoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) and SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy) both grew up in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood Pacific Palisades, where they formed the group LMFAO in 2006. The duo has said its original name was Sexe Dude (Read as Sexy Dudes) and the two subsequently changed it at the advice of their grandmother. They signed to record company Interscope in November 2008.


   LMFAO cites a vast range of different influences, such as rappers like Tupac Shakur, hip hop groups like The Black Eyed Peas, R&B artists like James Brown and Michael Jackson, and rock bands such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Both are devoted fans of Michael Jackson and they use many of his dance steps in their dance routines. The Australian dance style the Melbourne Shuffle features heavily in the "Party Rock Anthem" videoclip, fused with US hip-hop dance elements. Also, LMFAO cites taking a huge inspiration from Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, who first got them introduced to electronic music. Notably, RedFoo is a former brother-in-law of Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson's older brother, and is also an uncle of Jermaine Jackson, Jr. In 2007, LMFAO attended the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida, which the duo says was an experience that inspired their musical and creative style.

Business interests:

   RedFoo is a former day trader and has been featured on CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer.



   Party Rock is the debut studio album by American electro hop duo LMFAO, released on July 7, 2009 by Interscope Records. "I'm in Miami Bitch" was the first single released from the album on December 16, 2008. The second single was "La La La" released on September 8, 2009. The third single, "Shots" was released on October 13, 2009. Yes was released on December 15, 2009 as the fourth single from the album.

   The album has prominent electronic characteristics with influences of hip hop, 80s synthpop and dance with lyrics about partying, and having a good time in the night life. The EP version was released on July 1, 2008 to iTunes. The album was nominated at the 52nd Grammy Awards for Best Electronic/Dance Album. It was tracked and mixed at KMA Music in Manhattan.

   Initial critical response to Party Rock was mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 63, based on four reviews. Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times calls Party Rock a mixture of the "same pleasures as those remixes: thumping '80s-inspired beats, instantly catchy synth hooks, shouty catchphrases about how "what happens at the party stays at the party." Ginger Clements of Billboard said that "DJ/rappers Redfoo and Sky Blu (the son and grandson, respectively, of Motown founder Berry Gordy) fulfill all the lyrical requirements for a summer anthem—sunny locale, sexual tension and a liquor-assisted nonstop party." John Bush of Allmusic called Party Rock "an indulgent record with plenty of fun and immaturity, but a real need for a growing musical identity." Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone calls Party Rock "a mixture of sleazy jams, booty boasts and enough irony to clog your Jacuzzi."


   Sorry for Party Rocking is the second full-length studio album by LMFAO. It was released June 21, 2011 physically and digitally by Interscope Records. "Party Rock Anthem" was the first single released from the album and was an international hit. The second single was "Champagne Showers" and #8 in New Zealand, and #9 in Australia. It became an international hit in New Zealand, Australia, France, Ireland, and Austria. The third single, "Sexy and I Know It" was released on September 16, 2011. It has peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. "Sorry for Party Rocking" was released on January 9, 2012 as the fourth single from the album and has so far peaked #27 in New Zealand and on the US Airplay, #32 in Australia, #37 in Canada, and #79 on the Billboard Hot 100.

   The album was released on June 21, 2011, both physically and digitally by Interscope Records. The album was later officially released in New Zealand on June 17, 2011, four days before the original release and on the 20th physically. The album was released on 20 June 2011 physically, then was released in the United States one day after. The album was released in the UK on July 18, 2011.

   Sorry for Party Rocking debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 with 27,100 copies sold in its first week. As of January 2012, the album had sold 582,000 copies in the United States. On the chart dated January 14, 2012 the album archived a peak position of number five on the Billboard 200, making it their first top 10 album in the US.

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