Kid Rock, singer-songwriter, was born Robert James Ritchie on Jan. 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan. He began his career as a rapper and hip hop artist, later moving into rock and country. He signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1998. His first commercial success was the 1998 album "Devil Without a Cause." His collaboration with Sheryl Crow on the song "Picture" was his first country hit and biggest pop hit in the US to date. He is a five time Grammy Award nominee.
Robert James Ritchie aka "Kid Rock" (born January 17, 1971) American multi-instrumentalist/music producer/actor. Most popularly known for his first commercial success, the 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause, Nominated for a Grammy 5 times, he has sold 23.5m albums in the U.S. and 27.5m worldwide. Born in Romeo, Michigan, he was a rapper/hip hop performer with 5 releases between 1990-97. After Devil Without a Cause's success, he released The History of Rock.