Although Bobby was born in the United Kingdom, he was raised in New York.
Bobby's single, Don't Worry, Be Happy was a #1 U.S. pop hit in 1988 and won Song of the Year and Record of the Year honors.
Bobby debuted on the music scene on his first solo album in 1982, which is self-titled.
Bobby has a four-octave vocal range.
In 1997, Bobby shared an Emmy Nomination with four producers in the category of Outstanding Cultural Music-Dance Program for his work on the 1996 television special Bobby McFerrin: Loosely Mozart, the New Innovators of Classical Music.
Bobby did a television commercial for Levi's jeans in the 1990s.