Numbers on the Board: Music Stars From Virginia

Happy born day King Push.

Virginia Is for (Music) Lovers - King Push turns 38 today and has been making the game feel the Wrath of Caine for some time now, but he's just one of many to represent the Commowealth to the fullest. In honor of his born day, check out a few more artists that garnered VA respect in this here music game and brought home a ton of Grammy chips in the process. —Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Ketel One)

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Virginia Is for (Music) Lovers - King Push turns 38 today and has been making the game feel the Wrath of Caine for some time now, but he's just one of many to represent the Commowealth to the fullest. In honor of his born day, check out a few more artists that garnered VA respect in this here music game and brought home a ton of Grammy chips in the process. —Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Ketel One)

Pharrell - Pharrell Williams has made VA proud as the super-producer and artists has won eleven Grammy's so far. Skateboard p's honors include Producer of the Year and Album of the Year, which have made him and his folks back home very "Happy."  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Pharrell - Pharrell Williams has made VA proud as the super-producer and artists has won eleven Grammy's so far. Skateboard p's honors include Producer of the Year and Album of the Year, which have made him and his folks back home very "Happy."  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Missy Elliott - Five-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. The multi-talented Elliott has sold over 30 million records as an artist, songwriter and producer and her hits include "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Get Ur Freak On."(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Missy Elliott - Five-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. The multi-talented Elliott has sold over 30 million records as an artist, songwriter and producer and her hits include "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Get Ur Freak On."(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Dalvin and Devante DeGrate of Jodeci - Jodeci ruled R&B in the '90s and one set of its brothers, Dalvin and DeVante DeGrate, hail from Hampton, Virginia. Besides a string of hits like "Forever My Lady" and "Freek 'n You" with his group, DeVante is also credited for helping discover Ginuwine, Timbaland and Missy Elliott.(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Dalvin and Devante DeGrate of Jodeci - Jodeci ruled R&B in the '90s and one set of its brothers, Dalvin and DeVante DeGrate, hail from Hampton, Virginia. Besides a string of hits like "Forever My Lady" and "Freek 'n You" with his group, DeVante is also credited for helping discover Ginuwine, Timbaland and Missy Elliott.(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage/Getty Images)

The Lady of Rage - The Lady of Rage is one of the best female MCs of all time and before heading out West to rock out with Snoop, Dr. Dre and the rest of Death Row, the artist formerly known as Rockin' Robin was born and raised in Farmville, Virginia. (Photo: Jill Ann Spaulding/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

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The Lady of Rage - The Lady of Rage is one of the best female MCs of all time and before heading out West to rock out with Snoop, Dr. Dre and the rest of Death Row, the artist formerly known as Rockin' Robin was born and raised in Farmville, Virginia. (Photo: Jill Ann Spaulding/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown was Atlantic Records' first major star and ruled R&B throughout the '50s and '60s. Some of her hits included "So Long" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean." Brown was also an early champion for artists' rights and royalties and her battles led to the founding of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Brown was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1928.(Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

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Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown was Atlantic Records' first major star and ruled R&B throughout the '50s and '60s. Some of her hits included "So Long" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean." Brown was also an early champion for artists' rights and royalties and her battles led to the founding of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Brown was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1928.(Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Ella Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald, whose signature “scat” style earned her the nickname “The First Lady of Jazz,” was honored with the award by President H.W. Bush in 1992.(Photo: John Downing/Express/Getty Images)

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Ella Fitzgeald - Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. Fitzgerald's career spanned over 60 years as she sold more than 40 million albums and won 13 Grammys. Some of her hits include "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "I Only Have Eyes For You."(Photo: John Downing/Express/Getty Images)

Clarence Clemons - Clarence "The Big Man" Clemons Jr. was world renowned as the powerful saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. The famed musician also rocked out with Aretha Franklin and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously this past April along with the rest of the E Street Band. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect/Getty Images)

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Clarence Clemons - Clarence "The Big Man" Clemons Jr. was world renowned as the powerful saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. The famed musician also rocked out with Aretha Franklin and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously this past April along with the rest of the E Street Band. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect/Getty Images)

Nottz - Virginia has birthed several top hip hop producers and Nottz is one of them as he calls Norfolk, Virginia, home. Nottz has manned the boards and helped garner a few platinum plaques for the likes of Busta Rhymes, G-Unit, Snoop Dogg and Game. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Nottz - Virginia has birthed several top hip hop producers and Nottz is one of them as he calls Norfolk, Virginia, home. Nottz has manned the boards and helped garner a few platinum plaques for the likes of Busta Rhymes, G-Unit, Snoop Dogg and Game. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Lex Luger - Suffolk, Virginia, producer Lex Luger has a string of hits under his belt including Rick Ross's "B.M.F.," Waka Flocka's "Hard in the Paint" and co-production credit on Kanye West's and Jay Z's "H.A.M." Luger also won Producer of the Year at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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Lex Luger - Suffolk, Virginia, producer Lex Luger has a string of hits under his belt including Rick Ross's "B.M.F.," Waka Flocka's "Hard in the Paint" and co-production credit on Kanye West's and Jay Z's "H.A.M." Luger also won Producer of the Year at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Gary US Bonds - Gary U.S. Bonds was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but considers Norfolk, Va., home as it's where he grew up and kick-started his rock 'n' roll career. Some of his hits include "New Orleans" and "Quarter to Three."(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Gibson) 

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Gary US Bonds - Gary U.S. Bonds was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but considers Norfolk, Va., home as it's where he grew up and kick-started his rock 'n' roll career. Some of his hits include "New Orleans" and "Quarter to Three."(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Gibson) 

Nicole Wray - Nicole Wray grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was a former protégé of Missy Elliott. Wray's biggest hit was "Make It Hot" and she also lent her harmonies to Elliott’s "All 'n My Grill" as well as projects from the Black Keys, Cam’ron and Kid Cudi.(Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images)

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Nicole Wray - Nicole Wray grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was a former protégé of Missy Elliott. Wray's biggest hit was "Make It Hot" and she also lent her harmonies to Elliott’s "All 'n My Grill" as well as projects from the Black Keys, Cam’ron and Kid Cudi.(Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images)

Danja - Virginia Beach native Danja came up under Teddy Riley and Timbaland and has produced platinum hits for the likes of T.I., Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Diddy and others. Working side by side with Timbo, his catalog of platinum hits includes Justin Timberlake's "My Love" and Lloyd Banks's "I'm So Fly."(Photo: PNP/ WENN.com)

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Danja - Virginia Beach native Danja came up under Teddy Riley and Timbaland and has produced platinum hits for the likes of T.I., Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Diddy and others. Working side by side with Timbo, his catalog of platinum hits includes Justin Timberlake's "My Love" and Lloyd Banks's "I'm So Fly."(Photo: PNP/ WENN.com)

The Dave Matthews Band - The Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991. The Grammy-winning rock outfit’s hits include "The Space Between" and "Everyday."(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

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The Dave Matthews Band - The Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991. The Grammy-winning rock outfit’s hits include "The Space Between" and "Everyday."(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Quan - Newport News, Virginia, representer Quan rode shotgun with Nas on the Queensbridge MC's seventh album, Street's Disciple. The street poet blessed God's Son on the hit single "Just a Moment." (Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images) 

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Quan - Newport News, Virginia, representer Quan rode shotgun with Nas on the Queensbridge MC's seventh album, Street's Disciple. The street poet blessed God's Son on the hit single "Just a Moment." (Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images) 

Chris Brown - R&B heartthrob Chris Brown hails from Tappahannock, Virginia, and has been dominating the music game since his debut in 2005. The Grammy-winning artist's track record includes hits like"Run It!," "I Can Transform Ya" and "Loyal." (Photo: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Chris Brown - R&B heartthrob Chris Brown hails from Tappahannock, Virginia, and has been dominating the music game since his debut in 2005. The Grammy-winning artist's track record includes hits like"Run It!," "I Can Transform Ya" and "Loyal." (Photo: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Clipse - The Clipse were born in the Bronx, NY, but have been representing Virginia Beach, Virginia, since they migrated there with their parents as young kids. One of the best duos and solo artists to spit street rap, Pusha T's and No Malice's hits include tracks like "Grindin,'" "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" and "Keys Open Doors."(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images for CMJ)

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Clipse - The Clipse were born in the Bronx, NY, but have been representing Virginia Beach, Virginia, since they migrated there with their parents as young kids. One of the best duos and solo artists to spit street rap, Pusha T's and No Malice's hits include tracks like "Grindin,'" "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" and "Keys Open Doors."(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images for CMJ)

Stripped - Sorry ladies, he didn't go completely shirtless but at least Trigga Trey showed "the guns" last night. (Photo: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Trey Songz - Ladies man Trey Songz hails from Petersburg, Virginia, and has been serenading the ladies for nearly 10 years now. His list of hits include "I Invented Sex," "Neighbors Know My Name" and "Na Na." (Photo: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Timbaland - Born in Norfolk and raised in Virginia Beach, one of music's biggest producers (and occasional MC) hails from Virginia. The super-producer's list of extensive hits includes production for Jay Z, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine and Justin Timberlake. Timbo produced the majority of J.T.'s The 20/20 Experience.(Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)

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Timbaland - Born in Norfolk and raised in Virginia Beach, one of music's biggest producers (and occasional MC) hails from Virginia. The super-producer's list of extensive hits includes production for Jay Z, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine and Justin Timberlake. Timbo produced the majority of J.T.'s The 20/20 Experience.(Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)

Welcome Back - With all eyes watching neo-soul singer D'Angelo gave his first televised performance in twelve years. The veteran crooner delivered a foot-stomping, hand-clapping offering of his lastest single "Sugar Daddy" (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)

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D'Angelo - Neo-soul R&B crooner D'Angelo hails from Richmond, Virginia. The reclusive singer's catalog includes hits like "Brown Sugar," "Devil's Pie" and "Untitled (How Does It Feel)."(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)

The Neptunes / N.E.R.D. / Pharrell Williams - The Neptunes took over the airwaves and became the go-to producers starting in the late '90s, after scoring big with Nore's "Super Thug." Comprised of Virginia Beach duo Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, their list of platinum work includes hits with Jay Z, Snoop Dogg and countless others.Artists as well, the duo transforms into a trio with partner Shay Haley for the rock/funk/hip hop collective N.E.R.D. (No One Ever Really Dies). Pharrell is also a successful solo artist with hits like "Happy" and "Frontin."'(Photos: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for BET; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) 

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The Neptunes / N.E.R.D. / Pharrell Williams - The Neptunes took over the airwaves and became the go-to producers starting in the late '90s, after scoring big with Nore's "Super Thug." Comprised of Virginia Beach duo Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, their list of platinum work includes hits with Jay Z, Snoop Dogg and countless others.Artists as well, the duo transforms into a trio with partner Shay Haley for the rock/funk/hip hop collective N.E.R.D. (No One Ever Really Dies). Pharrell is also a successful solo artist with hits like "Happy" and "Frontin."'(Photos: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for BET; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) 

Mad Skillz - Mad Skillz, a.k.a. Skillz, was one of the first MCs to put Virginia on the map with his 1996 debut, From Where??? Representing Richmond, Virginia, the lyrical wordsworth went on to become one of the game's go-to ghostwriters and received notoriety for his yearly summarization series, "The Rap Up." He also brought the heat on Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody (Remix)" along with his Supafriendz crew.(Photo: Courtesy of E1)

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Mad Skillz - Mad Skillz, a.k.a. Skillz, was one of the first MCs to put Virginia on the map with his 1996 debut, From Where??? Representing Richmond, Virginia, the lyrical wordsworth went on to become one of the game's go-to ghostwriters and received notoriety for his yearly summarization series, "The Rap Up." He also brought the heat on Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody (Remix)" along with his Supafriendz crew.(Photo: Courtesy of E1)