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Birth name: Omari Ishmael Grandberry.
Born: November 12, 1984 Inglewood, California, USA.
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m).
-2001 - 2004 (B2K).
-2005 - (Solo).
Omarion biography (bio):
Omarion, is a R&B singer, actor, and the former lead singer of boy band, B2K.
Omari Ishmael Grandberry was born to Leslie Burrell and Trent Grandberry . He was born around midnight at home. He is the oldest of seven children. His younger brother O'Ryan is also a singer. Omarion began to perform at age five. He was part of one "UAC" but soon disbanded away from it as he wanted to focus on his talents, music and hip hop. Before he made it into the music business, he was in commercials for Kelloggs Corn Pops and McDonald's.
In 2001, Omarion became the leading man of the hip hop/R&B boy band, B2K. The band, including Omarion, was made up of four members, Jarell "J-Boog" Houston, DeMario "Raz-B" Thornton, and Dreux "Lil' Fizz" Frederic. The band released their debut album, B2K, to some success. Their second album, Pandemonium, was far more successful, reaching the top ten on the Billboard 200, giving them their first #1 with "Bump, Bump, Bump". Following their third album, a soundtrack to the movie You Got Served, B2K announced they had broken up.
Almost a year after B2K's split, Omarion released his debut album, O. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, eventually going platinum. The album included the relatively successful song "O". That same year, he was featured on Bow Wow's hit song "Let Me Hold You". The song reached #4 of the Billboard 100, becoming Omarion's first top-ten single as a solo artist.
In December of 2006, Omarion released his sophomore album, 21, named for his age at the time he recorded it (though he turned 22 before the CD was released.) "Entourage", the first single, reached only #58 on the Hot 100. The video featured former B2K bandmate Lil' Fizz. The second single, "Ice Box", produced by Timbaland, is currently gaining significant radio airplay and has become his biggest single to date, peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. There is also a mix featuring Usher. Omarion stated while on 106 & Park that "Electric" might be his next single because of the buzz it has created from the recent Scream tour.
In early 2004, Omarion appeared in many movies, most notably You Got Served, in which he starred alongside his cousin Marques Houston and his fellow B2K bandmates at the time. The movie centered around a group of friends in a breakdancing crew who take part in a street dancing competition. The movie was panned by critics, earning a 17% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and 2.1/10 on IMDb, though it still managed to earn $40 million worldwide.
Later that year he had a minor role in the comedy Fat Albert, based on the animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. This also starred Marques Houston.
Omarion will next appear in Somebody Help Me also with Marques, opening sometime in early 2007. He will also star in the upcoming sequel to You Got Served, You Got Served 2, most likely being released sometime in 2008. The film will, like its predecessor, will also star Marques, however it is most likely that the rest of B2K will not return.