Formation and Career beginnings (2006-07)
Redfoo and SkyBlu both grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, where they formed the group LMFAO in 2006.Redfoo is the eighth and youngest son of Berry Gordy, Jr., the founder of Motown, a Detroit-based record label renowned to be what The Jackson 5 were signed to for six years, and being the firstrecord label to be owned by an African American. Redfoo's mother is Nancy Leiviska, a music video director and writer. SkyBlu is Berry Gordy's grandson, and Redfoo and SkyBlu are both uncle and nephewrespectively. The duo's name comes from an Internet conversation that SkyBlu had with his grandmother on AOL Instant Messenger, where he told her he wanted to initially name the duo Sexy Dudes, with hisgrandmother responding with "LMFAO." LMFAO is typically used as an initialism for Laughing My Fucking Ass Off.
Rise to fame and Party Rock (2008-09)\
LMFAO released Party Rock EP on theiTunes music store on July 1, 2008, and released their full album on July 7, 2009. The album charted at number 33 on the Billboard 200 and number two on the U.S Dance Chart. Los Angeles Times describedParty Rock as "14 virtually interchangeable odes to night life."
Their first single was "I'm in Miami Bitch", which was released in December 2008, and peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #37in Canada.
In early 2009 a little known DJ/producer 'DJ Inphinity' created a bootleg using the Silvio Ecomo remix of DJ Chuckie's 2008 hit "Let the Bass Kick" and the acapella of LMFAO, creating"Bass Kick in Miami". The bootleg was spread across the internet and became a massive success at the Miami Winter Music Conference 2009. Weeks later the song was signed to CR2 records, renamed "Let TheBass Kick in Miami Bitch" (or "Girl" for the clean edit) & the song peaked number 9 on the UK Singles Chart and Number one on the UK Dance Chart. The song also managed to peak 27 in Australia and was...