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Omarion (1984)

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Omari Ishmael Grandberry better known as Omarion, is an American R&B singer, actor, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and former lead singer of the R&B group, B2K. Omarion was spotted at a young age by a manager, Christopher B. Stokes, who took a liking to his vocal abilities. This led to forming the group B2K, which disbanded after being successful for a few years. His third album Ollusion was released January 12, 2010 with the lead single I Get It In.

Born in Watts, California, to Leslie Burrell and Trent Grandberry, Omarion is the oldest of seven children. At school he captained his football team and was also known for his slick dance moves. Although he dropped out of school midway, Omarion began to perform at age five. He was part of 'UAC' but soon disbanded as he wanted to focus on his talent, hip-hop. Before he made it into the music business, he was in commercials for Kelloggs Corn Pops and McDonald's. He also made cameos in the R&B girl group Before Dark's music videos. He embarked on a career in music. The smooth harmony singing that formed an integral part of the band B2K, helped him establish a solo career. His younger brother O'Ryan is also a singer.

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 B2K
In 1998, Omarion was the last member to join B2K and became the lead singer of the group. The band, including Omarion, was made up of four members, Lil Fizz, J-Boog, and Raz-B. The band released their debut album, B2K, to some success. Their second album, Pandemonium!, was far more successful, reaching the top ten on the Billboard 200, giving them their first #1 with "Bump, Bump, Bump". Following their third album, a soundtrack to the movie You Got Served, B2K announced they had broken up.

 O (2004-2005)
After the breakup of B2K, Omarion started his solo career under Epic Records and Sony Urban Music, releasing his debut single "O", also the lead single off his then upcoming debut album entitled "O", on July 17, 2004. The single was a top 30 hit on the Billboard 100, peaking at #27. On February 21, 2005 Omarion released his second single "Touch". Omarion released his debut solo album "O" on February 22, 2005, peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 500,000 copies in the US and reaching gold certification by the RIAA. The third and final single "I'm Tryna" was released on April 5, 2005.

That same year, Omarion was featured on Bow Wow's hit song "Let Me Hold You". The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Omarion's first entry into the top 10 since going solo.

 21 (2006-2007)
On December 26, 2006 Omarion released his second album 21. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The first single from the album was "Entourage". The second single "Ice Box", produced by Timbaland, peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is Omarion's most successful solo single to date, reaching gold certification by the RIAA. 21 has sold over 390,000 copies in the United States since its release.

 Face Off (2007-2009)

In late 2007 Omarion and Bow Wow recorded a collaboration album entitled Face Off. The album sold over 100,000 copies in its first week and went on to sell over 500,000 copies, reaching gold certification by the RIAA. The first single from the album was "Girlfriend", followed up by "Hey Baby" as the second single.

During this time, Omarion toured with numerous artists, including Bow Wow, Ciara, Yung Joc, Ne-Yo, Usher, Lloyd, Mario, Pretty Ricky, and Jibbs.

 Ollusion (2009-2010)
On March 30, 2009 Lil Wayne confirmed that Omarion was officially signed to Young Money Entertainment but only after two months he parted ways with the label, with both Lil Wayne and Omarion confirming he was out for business reasons. In early 2010, Omarion signed with EMI and created his own label, StarrWorld Entertainment. Omarion later re-released the single "I Get It In" with Lil Wayne replaced by Gucci Mane. Then he released his second single "Speedin'". He released his third studio album Ollusion, which sold 19,400 copies in its first week....

 The Awakening
In early 2011 Omarion worked on his first mixtape presented by DJ Drama, titled 'The Awakening'. Originally to be released on April 27, 2011, the mixtape was instead released on May 11, 2011.

acting career
In early 2004, Omarion appeared in several films, most notably You Got Served in which he starred alongside Marques Houston, as well as his former B2K band mates. The movie centered around a group of friends in a hip hop dance crew who take part in underground dance competitions. Later that year, he played the role of the school bully "Reggie" in the comedy Fat Albert, based on the animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Towards the end of 2007, he displayed his acting skills in the thriller Somebody Help Me. This movie was released exclusively on DVD and aired on BET in celebration of Halloween. Omarion has also made several appearances in a number of TV shows, including One on One. Omarion also played the voice of Fifteen Cent in The Proud Family Movie. His portrayal of a rapper, who gets involved with thugs, in the movie Feel the Noise, received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics. Omarion also co-produced Feel the Noise.

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Name Duration Released
Last Night 03:08 12/12/2010
I Think My Girl Is Bi 04:04 12/12/2010
I Get It In 03:08 12/12/2010
Wet 05:40 12/12/2010
Thee 01:09 12/12/2010
Sweet Hangover 03:23 12/12/2010
Temptation 03:40 12/12/2010
Speedin' 04:24 12/12/2010
What Do You Say 03:39 12/12/2010
Hoodie 03:35 12/12/2010
Code Red 02:32 12/12/2010
Obsession 04:13 12/2006
Just Can't Let You Go 03:03 12/2006
Made For TV 04:46 12/2006
What Are We Doing? 03:53 12/2006
Electric 03:25 12/2006
Been With a Star 03:18 12/2006
Icebox 05:15 12/2006
Do It 03:54 12/2006
Entourage 04:58 12/2006
Beg For It 02:56 12/2006
Just That Sexy 03:48 12/2006
Midnight 03:58 12/2006
O 04:40 2005
In the Dark 04:17 2005
Touch 03:23 2005
I'm Gon' Change 04:19 2005
I Wish 03:57 2005
I Know 03:36 2005
Never Gonna Let You Go (She's a Keepa) 03:34 2005
Take It Off 03:22 2005
Growing Pains 04:13 2005
Drop That Heater 04:53 2005
Fiening You 04:10 2005
I'm Tryna 04:22 2005
Slow Dancin' 04:25 2005

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