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Teairra Mari
Birth name Teairra Maria Thomas
Born December 2, 1987 (1987-12-02) (age 22)[citation needed]
Origin Holland, Michigan
Genres R&B, hip hop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Roc-A-Fella (2004–2006)
Warner Bros. Records (2008–present)
Asylum (2008–present)
Fo Reel Entertainment (2007–present)
Website Official Myspace

Teairra Marí (born December 2, 1987[citation needed] in Holland, Michigan) is a R&B and hip hop singer.


Music career


2004-2006: Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Marí

Marí worked with Jay-Z, in his first collaboration project since becoming president of Def Jam Records, to create "Make Her Feel Good" along with producer Sean Garrett, the lead single from her debut album on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam that reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the R&B charts.[1] It was heavily played on BET but barely on MTV. The second single "No Daddy" had a video that led to commercial success on MTV. The video spent sixteen days on Total Request Live, reaching number four. Shortly after she released her third single "Phone Booth" only to radio outlets and got a lukewarm response due to it not having a video and no promotion, she also made cameo apparences in various videos such as Biggie (Nasty girl), 3LW (Feelin You) Jay-Z (Show Me What You Got) and played the leading lady in Sammie's video for You Should Be My Girl [2]. Teairra Marí's first album, Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Marí, was released on August 2, 2005 and was produced by Brian Michael Cox, Darkchild, Cool And Dre, Blackout Movement, The Trackboyz, Kwame and was co exectutive produced by Sean Garrett. The album reached the #5 position on the Billboard 200 albums chart and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts[3] while modeling and doing ads for the Roca Wear campaign. Unfortunately, this was the only promotion the album had. Teairra started work on her 2nd album entitled "Second Round" in 2006. The first single "Play Me" was scheduled to be released in the fall but production was stopped in the middle of her second album. She received a phone call on her prom night from her label and they told her that due to unexpected album sales from her first album, the label decided to drop her as an artist. The album had only sold 500,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan, as of November 11, 2009. [4]

2007-present: Warner Bros. Records & At That Point

In 2007, Marí signed a lucrative deal with Violator but decided to split with them as she landed a new development deal with Fo'Reel Ent. under the wing of Cudda Love (the man responsible for Nelly's success).[5] She is currently signed to Warner Bros. Records and is working on a new album titled "At That Point".[6] The official second single is confirmed to be "Sponsor" featuring Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and Gucci Mane. Aside from music, Teairra is currently the spokesmodel for the new clothing line Jean Addicts which is set to launch later this year, and she completed a film called The Magnificent Cooly-T. with Jackie Long.[7] She is currently on set along with Bow Wow for another movie, Lottery Ticket. Her new single "Sponsor" was released digitally on February 2nd and a video for the song was shot in L.A February 23rd.




Year Film Role Notes
2009 The Magnificent Cooly-T Sonya Film Debut 2010 Lottery Ticket Nikki Swasey


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