Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. He released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955 and had 35 hit records in the U.S. Top 40. His musical style is based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar and drums.
Domino was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Domino family was of French Creole background; Louisiana Creole French was his first language. Antoine was born at home, with the assistance of his grandmother, a midwife. Like most families in the Lower Ninth Ward, his were new arrivals, from Vacherie, Louisiana. His father was a well-known violinist.