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Will Smith

Will Smith has had a mostly steady career in music and movies since breaking onto the scene in the 1980s as the Fresh Prince. As a student growing up in West Philadelphia, Smith teamed up with friend Jeff Townes and formed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The group's biggest hit was "Parents Just Don't Understand," which earned them the first Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Smith went on to star in NBC's "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," which was loosely based on his life. He also met his wife Jada Pinkett through the show. Smith continued in music as a solo artist with the albums "Big Willie Style," "Willennium," "Born to Reign" and "Lost and Found." But Smith's biggest success has been i... Show more »
Will Smith has had a mostly steady career in music and movies since breaking onto the scene in the 1980s as the Fresh Prince. As a student growing up in West Philadelphia, Smith teamed up with friend Jeff Townes and formed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The group's biggest hit was "Parents Just Don't Understand," which earned them the first Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Smith went on to star in NBC's "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," which was loosely based on his life. He also met his wife Jada Pinkett through the show. Smith continued in music as a solo artist with the albums "Big Willie Style," "Willennium," "Born to Reign" and "Lost and Found." But Smith's biggest success has been in films. With so many summer blockbusters under his belt, including "Independence Day" and "Men in Black," Fourth of July weekend has been nicknamed Big Willie Weekend. Smith shows his range in more dramatic films such as "Six Degrees of Separation," "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness." He has received Oscar nominations for "Ali" and "Happyness." « Show less

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  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1968 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1968 [Videos]
    During this week 46 years ago, the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line, actor Will Smith was born, TV show "Hawaii Five-0" premiered on CBS and the following songs were the most popular in America according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith returning to Baltimore to connect with fans

    Jada Pinkett Smith returning to Baltimore to connect with fans
    Jada Pinkett Smith sounds maybe a little jealous of her kids? Not really. The Baltimore native is a good mom, and she's happy for the success 15-year-old Jaden and 12-year-old Willow (who turns 13 this month) are realizing. But maybe she can't help...

    Is Jack Barakat of All Time Low dating Little Miss Sunshine Abigail Breslin?

    Is Jack Barakat of All Time Low dating Little Miss Sunshine Abigail Breslin?
    Ever since the pop punk band All Time Low was founded by three Dulaney High students, lead guitarist Jack Barakat has been a teen heart throb. Now one teenage girl might be able to claim she is dating the musician: Abigail Breslin, who came to fame as...

    All Time Low rocker hangs with 'Little Miss Sunshine'

    Ever since the pop-punk band All Time Low was founded by three Dulaney High students, lead guitarist Jack Barakat has been a teen heartthrob. Now one teenage girl might be able to claim she is close with the musician: Abigail Breslin, who came to fame as...

    'SNL' star Jay Pharoah stands up and delivers

    'SNL' star Jay Pharoah stands up and delivers
    Known for his spot-on impressions of President Obama, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington and many others, cast member Jay Pharoah prepares for his first stand-up performance in Baltimore at the Baltimore Comedy Factory from Friday through Sunday. We...