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Donald McKinley Glover Jr Born September 25 1983 Is An American Actor Comedian And Musician. As A Recording Artist He Usually Performs With The Stage Name Childish Gambino. While A Disk Jockey He Performs As McDJ. He First Came To Attention For His Work With Derrick Comedy And With The Help Of Tina Fey Was Hired At The Age Of 21 To Become A Writer For The NBC Comedy Series 30 Rock. He Later Played College Student Troy Barnes On The NBC Sitcom Community. After Several Self-Released Albums And Mixtapes Glover Signed To Glassnote Records In 2011 As Childish Gambino. He Released Camp On Glassnote On November 15 2011. His Second Studio Album Because The Internet Was Released On December 10 2013. Glover Jr Was Nominated For Two Grammy Awards In 2015 Best Rap Album For Because The Internet And Best Rap Performance For His Single "3005". Glover Jr Was Born At Edwards Air Force Base California And Raised In Stone Mountain Georgia. His Mother Beverly Smith Is A Retired Daycare Provider And His Father Donald Sr Is A Retired Postal Worker. His Parents Also Served As DeKalb County Foster Parents For 14 Years. He Was Raised A Jehovah's Witness. He Was Voted "Most Likely To Write For The Simpsons" In His High School Yearbook. Glover Jr Graduated From New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts With A Degree In Dramatic Writing In 2006. From 2006 To 2009 Glover Jr Was A Writer For The NBC Series 30 Rock Where He Also Had Occasional Cameo Appearances. He Was Presented The Writers Guild Of America Award For Best Comedy Series At The February 2009 Ceremony For His Work On The Third Season. Glover Jr's Stage Name Childish Gambino Came From The Wu-Tang Clan's Name Generator. On June 5 2008 He Released An Independent Album Titled Sick Boi. Glover Jr Would Then Become A Member Of The Sketch Comedy Group Derrick Comedy Along With Dominic Dierkes Meggie McFadden DC Pierson And Dan Eckman. The Group Wrote And Starred In A Feature-Length Film Mystery Team Released In Theaters In 2009. On September 17 2009 Childish Gambino Released The Independent Album Poindexter. A Pair Of Mixtapes Titled I Am Just A Rapper And I Am Just A Rapper 2 Were Released In Close Succession In 2010. Robert Scahill Added His Producing Expertise Helping With The Majority Of The Tracks. The Track Listings For Those Mixtapes Consist Of The Name Of The Song "he" Raps Followed By The Song He Raps Over. His Second Album Culdesac Was Set To Be Released On July 2 2010 But A Couple Of Last Minute Additions Caused The Album To Be Delayed For A Day. The Album Was Made Available On July 3. Glover Jr Has Stated In Interviews That On Sick Boi And Poindexter He Felt He Had To Hide Behind Gimmicks Such As Pink Hoodies But With His Subsequent Projects He Has Touched On More Personal Subject Matter Including Family Schoolyard Bullying Troubled Romantic Relationships Suicidal Thoughts And Alcoholism. He Has Disowned His 2005 Album The Younger I Get As The Too-Raw Ramblings Of What He Calls A "decrepit." Glover Jr's Stand-Up Special Aired On Comedy Central On March 19 2010. In May 2010 A Fan Suggested Glover Jr For The Role Of Peter Parker In The Then-Upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man Film Encouraging His Supporters To Retweet The Hashtag "#donald4spiderman". The Campaign Originally Started To See How Far Social Networking Could Carry A Message Quickly Gained A Large Following. The Call For Glover To Be Allowed To Audition For The Role Was Supported By Spider-Man Creator Stan Lee. Glover Jr Was Not Awarded An Audition And The Role Instead Went To Andrew Garfield. He Would Later Reveal That He Was Never Contacted By Anyone From Sony Pictures For The Role. Comics Writer Brian Michael Bendis Who Announced An African-American Version Of Spider-Man A Year Later Said He Had Conceived Of The Character Before Glover Jr's Campaign Went Viral. Bendis Gave Credit To Glover For Influencing The New Hero's Looks For Spider-Man After Seeing Him Dressed As Spider-Man On Community A Nod To The Campaign Bendis Said "I Saw Him In The Costume And Thought 'I Would Like To Read That Book.'" Glover Jr Would Later Voice This Incarnation Of Spider-Man On The Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series. Glover Jr Received The Rising Comedy Star Award At The Just For Laughs Festival In July 2010. Glover Jr Was Featured In Gap's 2010 Holiday Ad Campaign. He DJs And Produces Electronic Music Under The Moniker "mcDJ" Pronounced "M-C-D-J" . His Music Is Often Made Available For Free Download Via His Website. On December 1 2010 Glover Jr Released The First Track Off Of His EP Titled "Be Alone". He Released The Next Track "Freaks And Geeks" As Well As A Five-Song Track List On February 11 2011. On February 25 Glover Jr Released The Dates For The IAMDONALD Tour And Also His Very First Music Video For "Freaks And Geeks". The Music Video Was Shot By Dan Eckman The Director Of The Derrick Comedy Troupe. This Song Was Later Used In An Adidas Commercial Featuring Dwight Howard. On March 8 2011 Glover Jr Released The EP Via His Official Website. On March 16 2011 Glover Jr Hosted The MtvU Woodie Awards Held Live At South By Southwest. On March 24 2011 Glover Jr Taped His One-Hour Comedy Special Weirdo For Comedy Central It Aired On November 19. Glover Jr Appeared At The 2011 Bonnaroo Music Festival On June 9 In The 'This Tent' As Childish Gambino And June 11 At 'The Comedy Theater' With Bill Bailey Performing Stand Up. Comedy Central Streamed The Comedy Live On Their Website. On May 4 2011 In An Interview With TheHipHopUpdate Gambino Revealed That He Was Working On An LP To Be Released In September. On July 25 2011 Glover Jr Announced That His New Album Would Be Titled Camp. On October 8 During His Orlando Florida Concert He Announced Camp Would Be Released On November 15 2011. Glover Jr Worked With Friend And Film Composer Ludwig Göransson On The Debut Album. On August 20 2011 At The Los Angeles Rock The Bells Concert He Gave An Interview To AllHipHop.Com And He Announced To The Crowd That He Had Signed With Glassnote Records. On September 20 His First Official Single "Bonfire" Was Released. The IAMDONALD Tour Made 24 Stops In 34 Days Beginning With Ames Iowa On April 16 And Finishing With Minneapolis On May 19. In Between This Included Stops At Music Venues In Las Vegas Houston Washington And Atlanta. The Tour Was A One-Man Live Show That Consisted Of Rap Comedy And Video Segments. The Sign-Up Tour Was Glover Jr's Next Pre-Album Tour. He Visited 11 Cities Over The Course Of 38 Days In October And November 2011. Chidlish G Made A Website For The Tour Called Camp Gambino On November 19 Four Days After His Album Released. The Tour Featured Special Guest Danny Brown And Made 20 Stops During The Course Of 32 Days Along A Dates In California In December. On March 14 2012 Several Dates On The CAMP Tour Were Postponed Due To A Fractured Foot Childish Suffered On March 10 While Performing In Tampa Florida. The Tour Began In Austin Texas On April 5 And Ended August 10 In Hollywood California. On January 11 2012 Childish Gambino Announced On His Website That A New Mixtape Would Be Coming Out Soon. On April 2 He Released A New Song "Eat Your Vegetables" Through His Website. On May 14 Funkmaster Flex Premiered "Unnecessary " Featuring Schoolboy Q. On May 16 Gambino Released "We Ain't Them" Through His Website Produced By Himself And Frequent Collaborator Ludwig. On May 22 Glover Jr Appeared On Das Racist's Radio Show "Chillin' Island" Where He Premiered A New Song "Tell Me " Which Featured Himanshu Suri Aka Heems From Das Racist. On May 26 Glover Released "Black Faces" Featuring Nipsey Hussle And Produced By Boi-1da. On May 30 He Released A Third Track "Silk Pillow " Featuring Beck And Produced By Both Glover Jr And Beck. On June 25 He Revealed That The Mixtape Was To Be Released On July 4 2012. On June 26 Glover Jr Premiered Another New Track On Sway In The Morning On Shade 45 Entitled "One Up " Featuring His Brother Steve G. Lover. That Same Day He Stated That The Mixtape Would Be Titled Royalty Despite Previous Statements That It Would Not Be Called That. On July 4 2012 He Released Royalty For Free Via Digital Download. On July 7 2012 Gambino Released The Track "Body " Featuring Prodigy Which Did Not Make The Cut For The Mixtape. On July 24 2012 He Released The Music Video For "Fire Fly" Through His VEVO Account On YouTube. On August 21 2012 BBC Radio 1 Premiered Leona Lewis' New Song "Trouble" Off Her Upcoming Album Glassheart Which Features Childish Gambino. The Song Was Available For Purchase Via ITunes On October 7 And Peaked At #7 On The UK Singles Chart The Following Week Making It His First UK Top 10 Single. On November 4 2012 Ludwig Göransson Said In An Interview With Portable That He And Gambino Were In His Studio Coming Up With New Ideas For The Next Album Which Was To Be "bigger" And "with More People Involved." In 2013 Glover Jr Signed On To Create A Music-Themed Show For FX Titled Atlanta In Which He Will Star Write And Executive Produce. Consequently He Decided To Reduce His Work For NBC And Only Appears In The First Five Episodes Of Community's 13-Episode Fifth Season. Although Many TV Stations Were Interested In Picking Up His Half-Hour Comedy He Ultimately Picked FX Due To Their Willingness To Work Around His Touring Schedule. On October 6 2013 He Announced On Twitter That His Second Studio Album Was Completed. He Further Announced This At Homecoming Week At Penn State University Stating “I Got A New Album Coming Out Soon So This Is The Last Time We’re Gonna Play A Lot Of This Shit.” On October 8 2013 He Announced Its Title As Because The Internet And Revealed That It Would Be Released In December 2013. On October 21 2013 Glover Jr Released The First Single "3005" And Announced A Release Date For The Album As December 10 2013. On February 15 2014 The Rapper Launched His Deep Web Tour In The UK. On February 27 Childish Gambino Was Scheduled To Begin The United States Portion Of His Tour With A Gig At The Fox Theater In Oakland California. On June 6 2014 RIAA Certified Heartbeat Gold - Making It Glover's First Certification And Then On July 18 2014 RIAA Also Certified 3005 Gold Making It Glover's Second Certification. On October 2 2014 He Released A New Mixtape Titled STN MTN And The Next Day He Released An EP Titled Kauai. The Mixtape And The EP Follow The Story That Was Last Told In Because The Internet And Are Meant To Be A Joint Project Instead Of Separate Projects. On October 10 2014 Ubisoft Revealed That They Had Collaborated With Glover Jr To Incorporate His Song "Crawl" Into Far Cry 4. On December 5 2014 Glover Jr Was Nominated For Two Grammy Awards. He Was A Contender For Best Rap Album For Because The Internet Glassnote Records And Best Rap Performance For His Single “3005.” On March 21 2015 Glover Jr Won An MtvU Woodies Award For Best Video Woodie For The Song "Sober" From The Kauai EP. As Of February 2016 Because The Internet Has Been Certified Gold By The Recording Industry Association Of America For Shipping Over 500 000 Copies. Glover's Third Album Awaken My Love! Spawned The Single "Redbone" Which Peaked At Number Twelve On The Billboard Hot 100 And Eventually Earned Him His First Grammy Award. In 2018 Glover Released "This Is America" Which Debuted At Number-One On The Hot 100 And Won Four Grammy Awards Including For Song And Record Of The Year. 13 Glover's Fourth Album 3.15.20 Was Released In 2020. 14

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