Omari Ishmael Grandberry (born November 12,1984) is a professional American artist best known as Omarion. He is a singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and dancer.
He got his first public recognition through the boy Band, “B2K,” in which he was a lead singer.
Omarion was born in Inglewood, California, to a Christian parent, Leslie Burrell, his mom, a renowned R&B singer, and Trent Grandberry, his father, is an Athlete by profession.
He is currently 38 years old and celebrates his birthday every November 12.
From a younger age, Omarion developed a passion for acting. He wanted to grow up as an actor.
At age 5, He made his first appearance as an ambassador for some prominent brands, including McDonald’s and Kellogg Pop Corn.
He was also a good dancer, dancing as a background dancer for the R&B girl group, Before Dark and appearing in their video.
Soon Omarion decided to take up a music profession since he had a great voice.
He soon joined the B2K boy Band in 1999 and eventually became their lead singer. There He came up with his stage name, Omarion.
He completed his early education in his local neighborhood and was actively involved in the basketball team during high school.
Although, the exact names of his school are not unveiled to the media space yet.
Omarion was a creative and famous guy in high school for his unusual dance moves.
He grew up becoming a good singer, releasing some singles like Bump Bump Bump, Uh Huh, and girlfriend under the B2K Boy Band, which consisted of other artists like Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog, Omarion, and Raz-B.
They released the self-titled B2K album in 2002, debuting at no. 2 on Billboard 200 and peaked number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart.
After the disassembling of the group in early 2004, He appeared in some screenplay. He appeared in a film titled “You Got Serve,” starring alongside his former B2K bandmate.
He also starred in a comedy playing the role of a bully in “Fat Albert.”
In 2005, He began his solo career with his first debut solo album titled “O.” The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard. He was nominated for the 2006 Grammy Awards as the best contemporary R&B.
He released another album tagged “21” in 2006. The album included some hit songs like “Ice Box and Entourage” and was produced by Timbaland and Keri Hilson.
So far, Omarion has released a good number of singles and albums, working with a top artist.
Lil Wayne confirmed that he was affiliated but not officially signed with ‘Young Money Entertainment. After 4month with the record label, Omarion parted way with the label signing a new deal with ‘EMI’ and also creating his own record, StarrWorld Entertainment.
He released his third studio work,’ Ollusion’ in 2010.
In 2014, Omarion released another studio album titled ‘Sex Playlist.’
And in 2017, He released a song titled “Distance,” which he shot the video in South Africa.
He featured with Anatii on his album “Artiifact” and also featured as a guest singer on Tiwa Savage‘s song titled “Get it Now” in 2018.
The B2K came back together in 2019 for a tour tagged, ‘Millennium Tour.’
The tour was supported by Mario, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, Pretty Ricky, Bobby V, and Lloyd.
After the tour, which began on March 8, ended on April 28 but later re-announced that Omarion is continuing the tour alone without his mates.
He released a single with Soulja Boy and Bow Wow from his unreleased studio album titled “Ex.”
He was nominated for Top R&B Tour and Top Rap Tour at the 2022 Billboard Music Award, winning the latter award alongside Bow Wow.
Omarion recently launched a book, The Gift and the Curse, released on July 21, 2022, via the website Omarion Worldwide.
- The Kinection
- Face Off
- The Awaken
- Sex Playlist
- Care Package
- Let’s Stay Together
- Somebody Help Me
- Wrong Side of Town
- Feel the Noise: The Making of a Musical Movement
- Somebody Help Me 2
- Feel the Noise
- One on One
- The Proud Family Movie
- The Bernie Mac Show
- Fat Alber
- You got Served
The singer is currently situated in Los Angeles, California. He grew up with his parent and his 6 other siblings, O’Ryan Grandberry, a singer, Tymon Grandberry, Ukil Grandberry, and his sisters Amira Grandberry and Arielle Grandberry. He is the oldest child of his parent’s seven children.
Omarion has two kids, A’mei Kazuko Grandberry and Mega Omari Grandberry, with his Ex-girlfriend, Apryl Jones.
He is single and presently not in any relationship after He broke up with Apryl Jones.
The multi-talented celeb currently has an estimated net fortune of US$6 million- US$10 million.