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Forget You

CeeLo Green

Album The Lady Killer

Story of Song

This up-tempo club single concerns permission to proceed.

Release date

Released August 19, 2010


Bruno Mars – CeeLo Green – Philip Lawrence – Brody Brown – Ari Levine



Chart Rankings

In the UK, the song topped the Official Charts Company and the UK R&B charts. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales 980.000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 but topped the US Mainstream Top 40 charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it 7 times Platinum for sales over 6 million copies. ‘Forget You’ reached the top 10 charts in several countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia and Sweden. In Scotland, it reached number 1 on the charts. The song was certified Quadruple Platinum in Canada and Triple Platinum in Australia. In Denmark and New Zealand, it was certified Platinum.


Artist’s age on release date

Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, aka CeeLo Green, was 36 years old when he released this song.

Cover Versions

The contestants of The X Factor UK & Cher Loyd and One Direction – Glee cast including Gwyneth Paltrow – Vazquez Sounds – Inverse Phase – Plain White T – Edei (acoustic) – Andie – Megan Nicole & Jason Chen – Christina Grimmie – Eliza Doolittle – Tiffany Alvord – Tyler Ward featuring Drey Dawson – Madilyn Bailey – Austin Mahone – Daniel de Bourg – Jordan Corey – PostmodernJukebox (Vintage 1930s) – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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