Omarion Omarion
American R&B singer
Omarion Omarion
Omari Ishmael Grandberry, known as Omarion (as of May 2, 2012, he signed with Maybach Music Group and took on the nickname Maybach O), is an American R&B singer, actor, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and former lead singer of 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.
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On September 29, 2015, Omarion revealed via instagram that Apryl Jones is pregnant with his second child, a girl.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter A'mei Kazuko was born on March 7, 2016. Films Television
    Omarion's new album is titled Reasons, and was scheduled to be released on October 23, 2015, The album has been delayed for the greater part of a year.
    More Details Hide Details Omarion's music is generally R&B, while he also naturally incorporates Hip-hop elements. His musical influences include Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, R. Kelly, Joe Thomas, Usher, Ginuwine and Dru Hill.
    In June 2015, Omarion stated in an interview that he wants to open his own dance studio by the end of the year.
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  • 2014
    In 2014 a nude picture of Omarion was leaked via iCloud.
    More Details Hide Details He confirmed that it was real, but called it an "old photo".
    On August 7, 2014, Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones had a son named Megaa Omari.
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    On August 18, 2014 Omarion was cast to be a part of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood along with his mother and girlfriend Apryl Jones while awaiting the arrival of the first child.
    More Details Hide Details The second single from the album called "Post to Be," features Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko. "Post to Be" gained substantial commercial success, reaching No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is Omarion's highest selling song. The song also peaked in the top ten on Urban Radio chart, Rhythmic chart, and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and reached gold status by the RIAA in May 2015.
  • 2013
    On November 5, 2013 Omarion released his second EP Care Package 2.
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  • 2012
    On November 29, 2012, Omarion released his debut EP Care Package.
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    Also in 2012, Omarion signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management.
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    On May 2, 2012, Omarion signed with Rick Ross label Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros.
    More Details Hide Details Records. He then appeared on Self Made Vol. 2 and is set to release his debut EP through the labels.
  • 2011
    On December 6, 2011, it was revealed that he collaborated with the star on the song "Slow" for her 2012 album Japonesque and appeared in the music video.
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    In November 2011, Omarion was seen on set with Japanese star Koda Kumi.
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    In early 2011, Omarion worked on his first mixtape presented by DJ Drama, titled The Awakening.
    More Details Hide Details Originally to be released on April 27, 2011, the mixtape was instead released on May 11, 2011.
  • 2010
    In 2010, Omarion became a judge on the fifth season of America's Best Dance Crew, replacing former judge Shane Sparks.
    More Details Hide Details He left after Season 5 to focus on his music career.
    In early 2010, Omarion signed with EMI and created his own label, StarrWorld Entertainment.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On March 30, 2009, Lil Wayne confirmed that Omarion was officially signed to Young Money Entertainment but only after four months he parted ways with the label, with both Lil Wayne and Omarion confirming he was out for business reasons.
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  • 2007
    In late 2007, Omarion and Bow Wow recorded a collaboration album entitled Face Off.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    Towards the end of 2007, he displayed his acting skills in the thriller Somebody Help Me.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2006
    On December 26, 2006 Omarion released his second album 21.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2005
    On February 22, 2005, Omarion released his debut solo album O.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The first single from the album was "O". The single peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single "Touch", peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album received a third and final release with, "I'm Tryna", which failed to chart. O has sold over 758,000 copies in the United States since its release. Omarion received a Grammy nomination for the album at the 48th Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
  • 2004
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The movie centered on a group of friends in a hip hop dance crew who take part in underground dance competitions. That same 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.
  • 2003
    From 2003-2005, he dated actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Born on November 12, 1984.
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