|Birth Date||September 12, 1966|
|Occupation||Musician, composer, arranger, bandleader|
Ben Folds will return as a judge for the fourth season of NBC's musical competition series "The Sing-Off." Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed, platinum-selling Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
In 2012, Folds reunited with Ben Folds Five and released a new album, "The Sound of the Life of the Mind." The band continued to tour the world in 2013 and released their first live album, "Ben Folds Five Live," this summer.
A Nashville resident, Folds owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, where legends of all genres of music - Elvis Presley, the Monkees, Eddy Arnold, Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett and the Beach Boys - have recorded.
Folds, who serves as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Symphony, is currently composing a piano concerto that he will debut in 2014 as a part of a global symphonic tour. He has also enjoyed a special relationship with symphony musicians, having performed with some of the world's greatest orchestras.
A member of the distinguished Artist Committee for Americans for the Arts, Folds is also an outspoken advocate for music therapy and music education.