Gangsta's Paradise

Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio featuring L.V. was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 28, 1995 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This is a reworking of Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise." It wasn't Coolio's idea to use Wonder's song; a singer named Larry Sanders - who goes by the stage name L.V. (Large Variety) - started working on it and sent a demo to Collio, who was looking for a song to record for the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds. This won the Grammy in 1995 for Best Rap Solo Performance.

Gangsta's Paradise FAQs

Who sang Gangsta's Paradise?

Gangsta's Paradise was performed by Coolio featuring L.V.

What year did Gangsta's Paradise get to the UK number 1 spot?

Gangsta's Paradise first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 28, 1995

How long was Gangsta's Paradise at number 1 in the UK?

Gangsta's Paradise spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.