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Teena Marie

Knowledge Identifier: +Teena_Marie


Teena Marie

American singer, songwriter and producer add

Category: Music

Born in 1956.

Countries: United States (74%), Louisiana (11%), France (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Rick James, Motown, California

Linked to: Santa Monica College, Venice High School, Columbia Records, Fugees




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Teena Marie was born in 1956 add something


In the early 1970s, after the family moved to Venice, Los Angeles, Brockert spent her adolescent years in the historically black Venice enclave of Oakwood, nicknamed "Venice Harlem" add something


" in 1979, becoming the show's first white female guest add something


Rick James - James was extremely close with Teena Marie, whom he met in 1979 and began working with that same year


Also in 1980, Teena Marie released her third LP, "Irons in the Fire", for which she handled all writing and production herself, including the horn and rhythm arrangements of her band and all backing vocals, all considered rare at the time for a female artist add something


In 1980, her second album, "Lady T", would have her portrait on the cover upon its release add something


She wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, "Irons in the Fire", which she later said was her favorite album add something


Minnie Riperton - Maya Rudolph can be heard in discussion with Teena Marie on the final track "Too Many Colors " of Teena's 1980 album "Lady T"


Contacted by Epic Records in the Fall of 1982 after expressing dismay over her Motown contract, Teena Marie signed a worldwide deal with the Columbia Records subsidiary that allowed her to establish her own publishing company, Midnight Magnet add something


In 1982, Teena Marie got into a heated legal battle with Motown Records over her contract and disagreements about releasing her new material add something


In 1984, Teena Marie released her biggest-selling album, "Starchild" add something


It yielded her biggest hit "Lovergirl", which peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1985 add something


In 1986, Teena Marie released a rock music-influenced concept album titled "Emerald City" add something


During her 1988 "Naked to the World" concert tour, she suffered a fall and was hospitalized for six months add something


In 1988, however, she returned to her R&B and funk roots, releasing the critically acclaimed album "Naked to the World" add something


During the 1990s, Teena Marie's classic R&B, soul, and funk records were either sampled by hip-hop artists or covered by R&B divas add something


During the late 1990s, Teena Marie made appearances on the TV sitcoms "The Steve Harvey Show" and "The Parkers" add something


Leon Ware - For the rest of the 70's into the 1990s, Ware would continue writing songs for others such as Teena Marie, Jeffrey_Osborne, Loose Ends, James Ingram, Melissa Manchester, Bobby Womack and Lulu


She gave birth to a daughter named Alia Rose in 1991 add something


In the fall of 1994, Teena Marie released "Passion Play" on her independent label, Sarai Records add something


In 1996, the Fugees paid tribute to her by interpolating the chorus of her 1988 hit, "Ooo, La, La, La", into its own "Fu-Gee-La" add something


In 2004, while sleeping in a hotel room, a large picture frame fell and struck Teena Marie on the head add something


She released her comeback album, "La Doña", in 2004, and follow up "Sapphire", in 2006 add something


The two would perform the single at the 2004 BET Awards, which would be their last TV appearance with one another as Rick James died later that year add something


The relationship had ended by that point, but the two would continue a sometimes tempestuous friendship, until James' death in August 2004 add something


Missy Elliott - In 2004, Elliott was featured on Ciara's hit single "1, 2 Step", with her verse interpolating Teena Marie's single, "Square Biz"


Gerald Levert - Levert performed a duet with Teena Marie on the latter's 2004 album "La Doña"


Rick James - He was supporting Teena Marie's tour of her album "La Doña", and toured with her in May 2004, playing with her at the KBLX Stone Soul Picnic, Pioneer Amphitheatre, Hayward, California


In 2005, while visiting Louisiana, she had discovered that her paternal ancestors once lived in New Orleans add something


Teena Marie was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Still in Love" add something


Teena Marie quickly followed this success with the release of "Sapphire" in 2006 add something


As of 2009, Alia Rose sings under the name Rose LeBeau add something


"Can't Last a Day", a duet with Faith Evans, leaked to the Internet in March 2009 add something


In 2010, Teena Marie continued to be a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, appearing regularly at the Las Vegas Hilton and other venues until just before her death add something

Teena Marie died in 2010 add something


On the afternoon of December 26, 2010, Teena Marie was found unresponsive by her daughter Alia Rose at her home in Pasadena, California add something


A memorial service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on January 10, 2011 add something


The 14th CD, entitled "Beautiful", was released on Jan 15, 2013 add something


"Beautiful", was released on January 15, 2013 add something