Bobby McFerrin

American jazz vocalista and composer

Robert "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. (born March 11, 1950 in Manhattan, New York City) is an American singer and musician. [1] He is probably best known for his 1988 hit song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy". In his musical career he has won 10 Grammy Awards. [2]

Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin in 2007
Bobby McFerrin in 2007
Background information
Birth nameRobert McFerrin, Jr.
Born (1950-03-11) March 11, 1950 (age 74)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
OriginLong Beach, California,
United States
GenresJazz, Reggae, World Music, Classical Music
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, conductor, producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, bass guitar, clarinet
Years active1977–present
LabelsManhattan Records
Blue Note Records
Elektra Records
Sony Classical





Bobby McFerrin has made 19 studio albums during his career:

Year Single
1982 Bobby McFerrin
1984 The Voice
1987 Spontaneous Inventions
1987 Elephant's Child
1988 Simple Pleasures
1988 Don't Worry, Be Happy
1990 How the Rhino Got His Skin/How the Camel Got His Hump
1990 Medicine Music
1992 Play
1992 Hush
1991 Many Faces of Bird
1994 Sorrow Is Not Forever
1995 Paper Music
1996 Bang! Zoom
1996 The Mozart Sessions
1997 Circlesongs
2001 Mouth Music
2002 Beyond Words
2010 VOCAbuLarieS


  1. "Bobby McFerrin Biography". Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  2. "Bobby McFerrin". 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2020-08-21.

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