Nominated for six Grammy Awards, the singer holds two Grammy awards for best male R&B vocal performance and best R&B album at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010.
The singer responded to questions submitted by the readers of Time Magazine issued on February 15. 2010. Within this article, he provides insight into what inspired him to pursue a career in music, his eight year break away from his music career, his decision to alter his outward appearance and how his heritage influenced his music. Here are his answers to 10 questions submitted by the readers of Time Magazine,: