Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is a versatile American vocalist and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'. He is a ten-time Grammy Award winner. He is well known for his unique vocal techniques and singing styles. Bobby McFerrin was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of operatic baritone Robert McFerrin and singer Sara Copper. Robert Sr. was the first African American to be a regular with New York's Metropolitan Opera. Sara is a former soloist with regional opera companies and in Broadway shows, and is a professor emeritus of music at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. Bobby McFerrin married Debbie Green in 1975. They have three children. McFerrin's song 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' was a No. 1 U.S.
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