Travis Lazarus "Travie" McCoy (born August 6, 1981) is an American singer and rapper. He is the lead vocalist of the alternative hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career. Raised in Geneva, New York, McCoy became involved with punk rock scenes as a teenager. He formed the group Gym Class Heroes with childhood friend Matt McGinley, and after several line-up changes, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen, and released their debut album. Gym Class Heroes took a three year hiatus from music, leaving McCoy to focus on his solo career; McCoy released his debut solo album, Lazarus, in 2010. The lead single from the album, "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the UK Singles Chart. McCoy is signed to T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Entertainment.
Relationship with Katy Perry
McCoy and Katy Perry were in a relationship which ended in 2010. Perry makes a guest appearance in the music video for Gym Class Heroes' single, "Cupid's Chokehold". It is said that "Hot N Cold" and "Circle the Drain" were both inspired by the relationship.