Actor and comedian Bill Bellamy is gearing up to release his debut memoir. One of the most recognizable faces of the 90s comedy scene, Bellamy is teaming up with Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins to tell his story. Titled, “Top Billin’: Stories of Laughter, Lessons, and Triumph,” the Bill Bellamy memoir will be released on April 25, 2023.
The all-access backstage pass to the career and life of Bellamy is available now for preorder.
“I’m excited to take fans on a journey through the soundtrack of my life!,” Bellamy says of the forthcoming book.
Top Billin’ synopsis
From the MTV trailblazer, stand-up comedian, and actor, a hilariously candid memoir that is an intimate, entertaining, and heartfelt tour through the exclusive, elusive, and eternally iconic world of ’90s pop culture.
“Top Billin’” delves into Bellamy’s remarkable journey of a guy who went against the grain and left a promising corporate career to pursue comedy (much to the dismay of his family) where making the leap paid off—in ways he never expected.
“Top Billin’” looks back at Bellamy’s time at MTV during the ‘90s, when the cable music channel was at the epicenter of pop culture. In it, Bellamy recounts his legendary interviews with the biggest pop stars—Tupac, Biggie, and Kurt Cobain—making friends with Janet Jackson, and even coining the infamous term “booty call” on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.” During his time at MTV, Bellamy broke color and class barriers, appearing four times a week on the network’s various programs, including “MTV Jamz” and “MTV Beach House.”
Brutally honest and incredibly relatable, “Top Billin’” leaves no stone unturned as Bellamy recounts memories, music, and unforgettable moments, including his conversations with some of the decade’s legendary artists, the best of the ‘90s celebri-tea, nostalgia, and insights on what it meant to be a tastemaker during one of the most exciting and innovative periods in music and American pop culture history.
BOOK COVER PHOTO CREDIT: MATT SAYLES
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