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Birth name: Teairra Maria Thomas.
Born: December 2, 1987 Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Teairra Mari biography (bio):
Mar was born in Detroit, Michigan. She began her career at the age of twelve, recording in her cousin's basement, in Holland, Michigan. She soon caught the attention of Big Mike, Ed K, and Helluvah of Detroit's K.I.S.S. Productions, which developed her from the age of thirteen onward. Under Big Mike's guidance, Mari spent every free moment in the studio, working with producers and songwriters like Helluvah, Disco D, Big Mike, Chaz M, Detail, Lyriq, AK, and J.R.
K.I.S.S. Productions arranged for Mari to collaborate with artists such as Ray J, J-Kwon, Lola Damone, and Bee, and for Mari to appear on Detroit's Fox 2 Morning Show and UPN 50 Sports Rap. In October 2003, the label released Teairra's first album, an EP called Get Away, which included the title track plus four more songs (currently available only on this album), and became a local success. In the meantime Teairra attended Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, and was a vocal major, performing in many of the school's talent showcases.
At the age of sixteen, K.I.S.S.'s Big Mike felt that Mari was ready for a major career, and he introduced her to a number of label executives. Candy Tookes, a friend of Big Mike, introduced the pair to industry veteran Daryl Simmons in Atlanta, Georgia. Simmons then shared Mari's K.I.S.S. Productions-produced demo disc with Antonio "L.A." Reid, chairman of The Island Def Jam Music Group. After hearing Teairra Mari perform live, Reid offered her a contract on the spot.
Mari worked with Jay-Z, in his first collaboration project since becoming president of Def Jam Records, to create "Make Her Feel Good", the hit single from her debut album on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. 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. Teairra Mari's first album, Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Mari, was released in 2005.
She later appeared LL Cool J.'s "Preserve The Sexy". She also makes cameo appearances in music videos by 3LW ("Feelin' You") and Sammie ("You Should Be My Girl"). In 2006, Teairra Mari left Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records, and signed with Interscope Records.
Teairra Mari is currently working on her second album, to be released mid July 2007. Her first single, which hasn't been decided, has a confirmation date to be released early May 2007 by her management and record label. Teairra Mari confirmed on her Myspace page that she has finished recording her album, and named songs that would be featured on the record.