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Of them costing only age 13, Bow Wow produced his rap debut on Avoid Doggie (2000), a double-platinum TOP hit, and even though he struggled to competitor such breakout achievement within the years that followed, he persevered impressively, maturing as an musician (and a guy) and releasing some albums that met varying levels of business success. Furthermore to his music profession, Bow Wow also discovered regular function in Hollywood, you start with Like Mike (2002), a superstar vehicle that he documented a soundtrack. Successive film performances included Johnson VACATION (2004), Roll Jump (2005), as well as the Fast as well as the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). Delivered Shad Gregory Moss on March 9, 1987, in Columbus, OH, Bow Wow started his rap profession as Lil Bow Wow, a moniker obtained during his short relationship with Loss of life Row Records, then your house of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. A following romantic relationship with Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label demonstrated more successful for Bow Wow. Beneath the assistance of Dupri — who got previously guided various other kid rappers, specifically Kris Kross and Da Brat, to mainstream achievement — and songwriter/manufacturer Bryan-Michael Cox, the youthful rapper was primed for achievement. Bow Wow’s debut solitary, “Bounce beside me,” premiered in summer time 2000 and made an appearance around the soundtrack towards the Martin Lawrence film Big Momma’s Home. The song presented the So Therefore Def feminine R&B group Xscape and became a high 20 strike in both U.S. and U.K., charting at number 1 around the stateside R&B and rap singles graphs. In the mean time, Bow Wow’s debut recording, Beware of Doggie, also became a significant hit, offering over two . 5 million copies; its industrial success was partially because of the well-known follow-up solitary “Bow Wow (That’s My Name),” offering Snoop Dogg, and a set of subsequent minor strikes, “Puppy Like” and “Ghetto Girls.” Bow Wow’s second record, Doggy Handbag (2002), was another main achievement; it peaked at amount six on Billboard’s record chart, eventually heading platinum, and it highlighted two solid singles, “MANY THANKS” (which prominently examples the Vehicles’ 1981 strike “I’m Not the main one”) and “Consider Ya House” (made by the Neptunes throughout their leading). Bow Wow broke off his romantic relationship with Jermaine Dupri for his third record, Unleashed (2003). Released by Columbia, the record was a industrial disappointment, peaking at number 3 on the record chart yet offering significantly less than a million copies over time. A few well-charting singles do result, though — “Let’s Obtain Down,” offering Birdman, and “My Baby,” offering Jagged Advantage — as well as the recording do boast some first-rate creation work, including even more beats from the Neptunes. Dupri resumed his professional production part for Bow Wow’s following recording, Desired (2005), and fortune resulted. The recording proceeded to go platinum, peaking at number 3, and a set of singles — “I WANT TO Keep You,” offering Omarion, and “AS IF YOU,” offering Ciara (with whom he was romantically connected for some time) — proceeded to go Best Five. The strikes continuing for Bow Wow in following years. His 5th record, The price tag on Popularity (2006), included several big types: “Shortie Like Mine,” offering Chris Dark brown, “Outta My Program,” offering T-Pain, and “I’m a Flirt,” offering R. Kelly. For Encounter Off (2007), he collaborated with one of is own peers, Omarion, an R&B superstar and friend with whom he toured. The Half Man, Half Pet dog, Vol. 1 (2008) and Fifty percent Man, Half Puppy, Vol. 2 (2009) mixtapes resulted in his 2009 recording New Jack Town II. His 2012 work Underrated got on Birdman’s Money Cash label and presented labelmate Lil Wayne within the lead-off solitary “Perspiration.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Bow Wow
Height 1.7 m
Nationality American
Children Shai Moss
Parents Alfonso Moss, Teresa Caldwell
Siblings Erica Caldwell
Awards BET Award for Viewer's Choice, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song
Music Songs Let Me Hold You, Like You, Shortie like Mine, Bounce with Me, Outta My System, Bow Wow, Puppy Love, My Baby, Take Ya Home, You Can Get It All, Fresh Azimiz, Marco Polo, Thank You, Let's Get Down, Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout You, Ghetto Girls, Basketball, Hey Baby, Hardball, Pole in My Basement, To My Mama, This Playboy, The Dog in Me, The Don the Dutch, We Want Weezy, Sweat, Get Up, Get That Paper, Get It Poppin', You Know Me, Hood Star, He Ain't Gotta Know
Albums Beware of Dog, Face Off, The Price of Fame, Doggy Bag, Greenlight 5, Greenlight 4, Greenlight 3, New Jack City II, Wanted, Unleashed, Like Mike, Beat Of Metal Motion, Cyclone, III, Ignorant Shit, V, Mountain Top, Playlist: The Very Best Of Bow Wow, New Jack City II EP
Nominations BET Award for Best New Artist, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Song, Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor, Black Reel Award: Best Film Soundtrack
Movies Like Mike, Lottery Ticket, Roll Bounce, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Johnson Family Vacation, Madea's Big Happy Family, All About the Benjamins, Hurricane Season, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Scary Movie 5, The Family Tree, Recalled, Murder Was the Case, Dizzy & Bop's Big Adventure: The Great Music Caper, Beef 4, Hip Hop Immortals: We Got Your Kids, Lil' Bow Wow: Beware of Video, Bow Wow: Dog Tag & Papers Included, Death of a B-Boy, On the Come Up at the Source Awards, Hip Hop Story 2: Dirty South
TV Shows CSI: Cyber, 106 & Park, Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, Bow


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1 Preparing for his summer Scream Tour IV with Omarion, B5, Marques Houston, Bobby Valentino, and Pretty Ricky. [July 2005]
2 Finished his Scream Tour on September 4th 2005. [September 2005]
3 Releasing his third album "Unleashed" [July 2003]
4 Releasing his new album Wanted. [July 2005]
5 Currently working with his record label LBW Ent. Bow Wow is also working on his collaboration album, "Face Off", with Omarion which is due out December 4, 2007. [July 2007]
6 From 26th December 2005 through 1st January 2006, in concert on the Holiday Jam Tour. Bow Wow created this tour himself. [December 2005]
7 Bow Wow has just released his much anticipated 5th album, The Price Of Fame. He will be touring in the summer of 2007. Bow Wow is also currently working on some movies. [December 2006]
8 Has one daughter, Shai.
9 Earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest rapper to have a No. 1 hit (with the 2000 track "Bounce with Me").
10 Was accompanied by singer Ciara to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005.
11 He has his own clothing line named Shago.
12 Is good friends with Omarion Grandberry.
13 Had a duet with Jojo in her song "Baby It's You"
14 Is good friends with Jermaine Dupri.
15 Performed the theme song to "All That" on stage at their 10th anniversary special. The original theme song from 1995 featured Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and is still used before every episode. Had she not passed away, Lil Bow Wow would not have had to sing the theme at the anniversary special.
16 Is a straight-A student.
17 "Drove" Madonna's rhinestone encrusted limosine onstage before opening the door for her during the 2000 Grammy Awards telecast.
18 Hip-hop artist/rap artist.
19 Starting rhyming at the age of 3.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superstition: The Rule of 3's filming
CSI: Cyber 2015-2016 TV Series Brody Nelson
Entourage 2015 Charlie Williams (uncredited)
Rich Gang: Tapout 2013 Short Bow Wow
Scary Movie 5 2013 Eric (as Shad Moss aka Bow Wow)
Allegiance 2012/I Specialist Chris Reyes (as Bow Wow)
The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2011-2012 TV Series Dante
The Family Tree 2011 T-Boy (as Shad Moss a/k/a Bow Wow)
Madea's Big Happy Family 2011 Byron (as Shad 'Bow Wow' Moss)
Lottery Ticket 2010/I Kevin Carson (as Bow Wow)
Hurricane Season 2009 Gary (as Bow Wow)
Entourage 2008-2009 TV Series Charlie Williams
The Great Music Caper 2008 Video Bop (as Bow Wow)
Smallville 2006 TV Series Baern Lamar Johnson
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 Twinkie (as Bow Wow)
Roll Bounce 2005 Xavier 'X' Smith (as Bow Wow)
Johnson Family Vacation 2004 D.J. Johnson (as Bow Wow)
Saving Jason 2003 TV Movie as Bow Wow
Smart and Sober 2003 TV Movie as Bow Wow
Like Mike 2002 Calvin (as Lil Bow Wow)
All About the Benjamins 2002 Kelly (as Lil Bow Wow)
Carmen: A Hip Hopera 2001 TV Movie Jalil (as Lil' Bow Wow)
Moesha 2001 TV Series Ray-Ray
Murder Was the Case: The Movie 1995 Video short Kid Jumping on Couch (segment "Gin & Juice") (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lottery Ticket 2010/I performer: "My Hood" - as Bow Wow / writer: "My Hood" - as Bow Wow
The High Road: Bonus DVD 2006 Video performer: "Baby, It's You"
Smallville 2006 TV Series 1 episode
The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 performer: "Dance with Us" - as Bow Wow
Like Mike 2002 performer: "Can I Holla", "Basketball", "Playin' the Game", "Take Ya Home" - as Lil Bow Wow
Top of the Pops 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daria 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Big Momma's House 2000 performer: "Bounce with Me" - as Lil Bow Wow

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CSI: Cyber - The Final Season: Behind the Firewall 2016 Video short Himself
CSI: Cyber - The Final Season: Hack My Ride 2016 Video short Himself
CSI: Cyber - The Final Season: Mr. Russell Goes to Washington 2016 Video short Himself
Tracks 2016 TV Series Himself - Host
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
Grammy Red Carpet Live 2016 TV Movie Himself - Host
American Music Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live 2015 TV Series Himself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself
CSI: Cyber - Season 1: Encoding CSI: Cyber 2015 Short Himself
CSI: Cyber - Season 1: It Can Happen to You: Season 1 of CSI: Cyber 2015 Short Himself
The Doctors 2015 TV Series Himself
The Real 2015 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2000-2014 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Bethenny 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2013 TV Series Himself
So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert 2013 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Huff Post's BV 365 2012 TV Series Himself
Black Girls Rock! 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
RapFix Live 2012 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2010 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Kourtney & Kim Take Miami 2010 TV Series Himself - Hip Hop Artist
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Bow Wow)
T.I. Farewell Party Interview with MC Serch 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chelsea Lately 2009 TV Series Himself
E.S.L.: Entertainment as a Second Language 2009 TV Series Himself
Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
So So Def TV 2008 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
Bow Wow: Live from Sommet Center, Nashville 2008 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
My Super Sweet 16 2005-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
Ugly Betty 2008 TV Series Himself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2007 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
The Teen Choice Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Access Granted 2007 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 2004-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Audience Member
O Access 2007 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2007 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
The High Road: Bonus DVD 2006 Video Himself (as Bow Wow)
Settle the Score 2006 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - The Japanese Way 2006 Video short Himself (as Bow Wow)
The Young Hollywood Awards 2006 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
The Tyra Banks Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Peek Performance 2006 Video documentary short Himself (as Bow Wow)
2 Live Stews 2006 TV Series Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '06 2006 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
The Best Hit USA 2006 TV Series Himself
2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
2005 American Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Bow Wow)
Scream Tour IV: Heartthrobs Live 2005 Video Himself (as Bow Wow)
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
Total Request Live 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Bow Wow)
Cribs 2005 TV Series Himself
Bow 2005 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
Who's Your Momma? 2004 TV Movie Himself (as Bow Wow)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
101 Reasons the 90's Ruled 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
All That 2004 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2004 2003 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Punk'd 2003 TV Series Himself
Exposed 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '03 2003 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
TV total 2002 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Bow Wow)
Soul Train 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2002 TV Series Himself
2002 Much Music Video Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Essence Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02 2002 TV Special documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Lil' Bow Wow)
Gonna Meet a Rock Star 2001 TV Series documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
The Teen Choice Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
Party in the Park 2001 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer (as Bow Wow)
1st Annual BET Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Jenny Jones 2001 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 2001 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
The Steve Harvey Show 2001 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza 2001 TV Movie Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself (as Bow Wow)
Christina Aguilera: My Reflection 2000 TV Special documentary Himself (as Bow Wow)
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Bow Wow)
MuchOnDemand 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest (as Bow Wow)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Furious 7 2015 Twinkie (uncredited)
Love & Hip Hop 2014 TV Series Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - 'Outta My System' Video / Himself
Video on Trial 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Accused

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Breakthrough Performance - Viewer's Choice Like Mike (2002)
2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Like Mike (2002) · James B. Moor (Writer)
· Fabolous (Performer)
· Jermaine Dupri (Performer)
· Full Force (Writers)
· James Barlow (Writer)
· Robert Ford (Writer)
· Kurtis Blow (Writer)
· Shirley Walker (Writer)
· William Waring (Writer)
2003 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Like Mike (2002)


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