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Raz B
Birth name De'Mario Monte Thornton
Also known as Raz-B, Raz
Born June 13, 1985 (1985-06-13) (age 24)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–2004 (B2k)
2005–Present (Solo)
Associated acts B2K, Omarion, J-Boog, Lil Fizz, Young Rome, Marques Houston, Tila Tequila

De'Mario Monte Thornton, (born June 13, 1985) better known by his stage name Raz-B is an American singer and actor, most famous for being a member of R&B boy band B2K.

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Career

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Raz B was a member of the group B2K as a teen. The release of B2K’s album, Pandemonium!, and an accompanying tour finished the year for him that concluded with the release of the group’s first feature film, You Got Served.

Raz B is to continue his career in the music industry. Part of his agenda is the release of a compilation record project that will convey positive messages and in his words, "bring families together." Distributed through his newly created production company, RazBeatz Entertainment: Heal the World will feature collaborations with a host of emerging artists.

Along with the release of the "Heal the World" project, Raz has a solo venture in the making. Anticipating the release of his solo album, titled Raz B: Boy 2 King, Raz hopes to bridge cultures through entertainment and create music that speaks from the soul with his first solo debut. Leading up to his official unveiling as a soloist, Raz released his first debut single, "Fire" in May 2007. "Fire" officially debuted on the Billboard charts (the week of 5/12/07) on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales charts debuting at #2 and also hitting the Billboard Hot Singles Sales charts at #2.[1] At the time there was literally no promotion behind the single as it debuted.

Raz has future plans to release his autobiography. Additionally, projects on the immediate horizon include television, film properties, charity ventures and several international ventures.

In 2010 Raz B signed a record deal with Tila Tequila's record label.

Chris Stokes allegations

On December 24, 2007, videos were released on YouTube, and various internet media outlets showing Raz-B discussing allegations of rape and sexual misconduct by his ex-manager, Chris Stokes, against himself and fellow members of his former band, B2K. In the videos, Raz-B also alleged that similar goings-on took place with former members of the band IMx. Chris Stokes denied all allegations made about him.[2]

On December 26, 2007, a third part of the allegations was released. Thornton made a public apology stating that the allegations were not true about Chris Stokes and Marques Houston.[3]

Albums with B2K

Year Album US US R&B UK
2002 B2K (Gold) 2 1 -
2002 B2K: The Remixes - Volume 1 (EP) 129 47 -
2002 Pandemonium! (Platinum) 10 3 35
2002 Santa Hooked Me Up (EP) 132 35 -
2003 The Remixes - Volume 2 (EP) 192 38 -
2004 B2K Greatest Hits - 76 -

Singles with B2K

Year Single Chart positions [4] Album
US Hot 100 US R&B US Rhythmic Top 40 UK singles
2002 "Uh Huh" 37 20 14 35 B2K
2002 "Gots Ta Be 34 13 14 - B2K
2002 "Why I Love You" 73 19 - - B2K and Pandemonium!
2002 "Bump, Bump, Bump" (with P. Diddy) 1 2 1 24 Pandemonium!
2003 "Girlfriend" 30 19 15 10 Pandemonium!
2003 "Feelin' Freaky" (Nick Cannon featuring B2K) 92 46 - - Nick Cannon
2003 "What A Girl Wants" - 47 - - Pandemonium!
2003 "Uh Huh 2003" - - - 31 The Remixes - Volume 2
2004 "Badaboom" (feat. Fabolous) 59 29 22 26 You Got Served Soundtrack
2008 "Body Up" (without Omarion)

*In the beginning of 2008, a song titled "Body Up" was leaked; Raz-B leads this B2K 2008 song. Omarion is the only former B2K member who did not take part in the groups return.

Discography as solo artist

Boy 2 King
  • Released: May 2007 (Single sold in F.Y.E. stores) (digital download)
  • Singles:
    • "Fire"
    • "Go Girl"

Cameo appearances

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2004 You Got Served Vick Credited as DeMario Thornton
2005 Pieces of a Dream Vic
2009 Love Sick Diaries Vic
Hype Nation
Caged Innocence
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Noah's Arc Tashi 1 episode

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