French soul singer who became an immediate sensation with his eponymous 2010 debut, which was certified triple platinum in his home country. His international appeal earned him the European Border Breakers Award in 2012.
He graduated from college in 2004. Shortly thereafter, he began performing with the gospel group Fitiavana.
His stage name was inspired by his signature bowtie, which led friends to compare him to the Uncle Ben's Rice mascot.
His real name is Benjamin Duterde. He was raised by his mother and did not meet his father until the age of 22.
He performed on Later... with Jools Holland in 2011.