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Marques Houston

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Marques Barrett Houston is an American R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor. A member of the R&B singing group Immature/IMx until 2002, he went solo in 2003. He is also the cousin of J-Boog, former member of the R&B/Hip-Hop group B2K.


 early life
Born in Inglewood, California to Michael and Carolyn, Houston lost his mother to lymphoma in 1997. This affected him deeply: he wrote songs about his mother's battle with the disease and her eventual death, including the song "All Alone" on Immature's album The Journey.

 music career
 Early career and IMx
Houston became a founding member of the R&B group Immature, known from 1999 as IMx. The group included Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Don "Half Pint" Santos (later replaced by Kelton "LDB" Kessee), with Chris Stokes acting as their manager. At this period Houston went by the nickname "Batman". The group released four albums under the name Immature.

In 1999, the group underwent a name change but continued on to release two albums under the name IMx: Introducing IMx and IMx . The group also branched out into film and television before disbanding in 2002.

 Solo career
In 2003, Houston began pursuing a solo career. Houston has since released five solo albums.

MH (2003-2004)
Using his birth name, Marques Houston, he released his debut album, MH, on October 21, 2003. The album featured the singles "That Girl", "Clubbin'" , "Pop That Booty" and "Because of You".

In the United States charts, MH peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Houston released his second solo album, Naked, on May 24, 2005. The album featured the singles "All Because of You" , "Naked" and "Sex Wit You".

In the United States, Naked peaked at number 13 on the Billboard and peaked at number 5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Veteran (2006-2007)
Houston released his third solo album, Veteran, on March 20, 2007. The album featured the singles "Like This" , "Favorite Girl", "Circle" and "Wonderful".

In the United States, Veteran debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and debuted at number 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking this release as Houston's first number-one solo album.

Mr. Houston
Houston released his fourth solo album, Mr. Houston on September 29, 2009. It featured the singles, "I Love Her" and "Sunset". Videos for the album tracks "Body" and "Date" were released online in 2008. "How I Do" and "Case of You" received video premieres in 2009, followed by a video for "Tonight" in 2010.

Mattress Music and IMx reunion (2010–present)
On September 14, 2010, Houston released his fifth studio album, Mattress Music, which contained the singles "Kickin' & Screamin' and "Pullin' on Her Hair". A video for a third, "Ghetto Angel" premiered in 2011. Houston announced on 106 & Park that IMx planned to record another group album together for 2011.

 Other music work
Houston continues to work with former bandmate Jerome "Romeo" Jones . Houston made guest appearances on Jones' album Food for Thought on songs entitled "Sexapade" and "What Cha Doin' Tonight" while Jones made a guest appearance on Houston's album Naked on the song entitled "All Because of You". The two also collaborated on "For Your Love", a song from an unreleased album by Young Rome.

Houston made guest appearances on fellow TUG Entertainment artist Mila J's single "Good Lookin' Out" and Yung Joc's single "1st Time"; he made appearances in both music videos.

Houston featured on 50 Cent's remix to the hit single "Candy Shop", which also featured Dame Four.

 acting career
Houston made his acting debut in the animated comedy film Bébé's Kids in which he was the voice of Khalil, the leader and oldest child of the titular "Bébé's Kids".

Houston later appeared in House Party 3 , where he played a fictional version of himself along with fellow Immature bandmates Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Don "Half Pint" Santos. In the film, they portrayed Kid's trouble-making younger cousins who aspire to become musicians.

Houston's breakthrough role came when he won the part of Roger Evans in the television comedy show Sister, Sister, playing the next-door neighbor of identical twin sisters Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell . Marques played the role for five of the show's six seasons. The show wrote his character out of the script during the fifth season, but he made a guest appearance in the series finale.

In 1997, he had a brief cameo in the movie "Good Burger", a spin off from a sketch on the Nickelodeon show "All That" starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. He played Jake, Kenan's friend.

Houston and his IMx band members made an appearance in Destiny's Child music video for the single "No, No, No Part 1" off their 1998 album The Writing's on the Wall. Houston was rumored to be dating lead singer Beyoncé Knowles at the time.

In 1999, shortly after Houston's run on the Sister, Sister program, Marques had a brief cameo in Destiny Child's video rendition of the The Writing's on the Wall single Jumpin', Jumpin' directed by Joseph Kahn.

He also played the character Elgin Barrett Eugene Smith III in the 2004 film You Got Served. Following You Got Served, in both live-action and voiceover, he portrayed Dumb Donald in the film adaptation of Fat Albert, based on Bill Cosby's popular cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

In 2005 Houston starred in his own television series, Cuts, which was a spin-off of One on One. Despite good ratings, the show only lasted one season due to UPN merging with The WB to become The CW which caused Cuts along with many other UPN shows to get cancelled.

In 2007 Houston starred in the horror film Somebody Help Me. He then starred in the sequel, Somebody Help Me 2 in 2010.

 personal life
In 2007, pictures began surfacing of Houston and his T.U.G labelmate, singer Jamila "Mila J" Chilombo (formerly of the R&B groups Gyrl and Dame Four), kissing and holding hands. It was said in some reports that the pictures were old and that Houston and Chilombo were already broken up. Chilombo is the sister of singer Jhené Aiko and cousin of B2K band member Lil Fizz.

Also in 2007, blogs began reporting that Houston was engaged to "My Wife and Kids" actress Jennifer Freeman. The two starred together in the 2004 film "You Got Served". This report was never confirmed or denied by Houston or Freeman.

In March 2010, Houston's friend and B2K member Omarion, posted pictures on the social website Twitter, of Houston and his girlfriend Marlina or Marlena, celebrating their two year anniversary.

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Name Duration Released
Explosion 04:07 2010
Pullin' on Her Hair 03:44 2010
Ghetto Angel 03:33 2010
Mattress Music 04:18 2010
High Notes 03:42 2010
He Ain't Me 04:01 2010
Swag Sex 03:24 2010
Noize 04:38 2010
Mess 03:17 2010
Waterfall 04:11 2010
Kickin' & Screamin' 03:36 2010
Sexy Young Girl 03:47 2009
Letter 03:43 2009
Say My Name 03:32 2009
Tonight 02:34 2009
Stranger 04:12 2009
Excited 03:23 2009
Express Lane 03:24 2009
Sunset 03:58 2009
How I Do 03:26 2009
Restaurant 03:28 2009
Body 04:45 2009
Beautiful Woman 03:54 2009
I Love Her 03:33 2009
Date 04:07 2009
Cheat 03:57 2005
Favorite Girl 03:33 2005
Miss Being Your Man 03:35 2005
Do You Mind 04:14 2005
Always & Forever 04:02 2005
So Right for Me 03:44 2005
Naked 04:26 2005
Like This 03:51 2005
Kimberly 04:24 2005
12 O'Clock 03:54 2005
Veteran 02:28 2005
Hold N' Back 04:23 2005
Marriage 04:14 2005
Everything 04:47 2005
How You Just Gonna 03:35 2005
Sex Wit You 04:38 2005
I Like It 03:53 2005
Exclusively 04:08 2005
Something Else 03:08 2005
Wonderful 03:42 2005
I Wasn't Ready 03:55 2005
Circle 04:05 2005
Because of You 04:08 21/10/2003
Tempted 04:09 21/10/2003
That Girl 03:36 21/10/2003
Love's a Game 03:58 21/10/2003
Pop That Booty 04:04 21/10/2003
Can I Call You 04:37 21/10/2003
Clubbin' 00:16 21/10/2003
Good Luck 03:33 21/10/2003
Intro 00:00 21/10/2003
Cancel 03:58 21/10/2003
Grass Is Greener 03:58 21/10/2003
I Can Be the One 03:33 21/10/2003
Alone 04:05 21/10/2003
Walk Away 03:30 21/10/2003
Actin' Up 03:24 21/10/2003


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