Place of Birth : United States, United States
Citizenship : United States
Teenage pop / R & B group B2K appeared on the US music market in 2002 with the eponymous debut album.
The group consists of four members : Omarion, Raz-B, Lil `Fizz and J-Boog, and the age of any of the children at that time did not exceed 18 years. The group noticed the competition Epic Records Talent Search Talent. Even before the first recordings B2K went on tour with the same age - rapper Lil Bow Wow and starred in the video for his song "Ghetto Girls". Trial dance single B2K "Uh Huh" was the first place of the charts, and immediately followed him "Gots To Be". Music of this kind are always in demand and an army of fans - teenagerswhich appeared after the release of these two songs and albums, paid for with the second disc more than the release of "Pandemonimum".
Followed by extensive tours, receiving nominations for the MTV Video Music Award and American Music Award, the assignment of the title of "Best Group" from the magazine Vibe. Billboard award for the single was received, sold the largest circulation for a year. B2K year later began working on the soundtrack for the movie "You Got Served", where the band also starred together. However, very surprisingly, immediately after the film`s release, B2K disbanded, citing internal divisions in the team.
Omarion (real name Omari Ishmael Grandberry) - one-fourth of B2K.He was the principal soloist of the group and was the first of its members, released a solo album. Stepbrother Omarion`a - star of R & B Marques Houston, it is not surprising that his former band IMX " looked after " the first time for B2K. "When you work in a solo, then the responsibility is much more than when you`re in a group. You can not shut down and rest because everything is focused on you. There is a lot to do. "
Omarion born September 12, 1984 in a suburb of Los Angeles called Inglewood (location, very often popularized by rapper Mack 10 in his songs) . His father brought him to the music of Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind & Fire, and he says Omarion ,his first album represents the music he listened to all my life.
The CD simply titled "O", which includes 5 songs that Omarion acted as co-author, must, according to the young singer, to allow people to look more deeply at what is going on in his mind.
"I think my music became more mature than that of B2K.I am 20 years old and I have seen a lot. When you`re in the entertainment industry, you`re more available. I decided to take a more mature route. "
Stick to the path chosen Omarion`y help venerable producers : The Neptunes, Rodney Jerkins, The Underdogs.
In "Never Gonna Let You Go (She`s a Keepa)" stays Big Boi (Outcast), only a guest on the album. As says Omarion "Keeper" - this is the girl that you like and that has everything you need. "I`m Gonna Change" -song about the changes in a romantic relationship and about the moment when someone says : " I`ve changed. .. ".
The album "O" got just one week prior to the first position of the charts