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Teena Marie

No white artist sang R&B more convincingly than Teena Marie, whose big, robust vocals were so black-sounding that when she was starting out, some listeners wondered if she was a light-skinned African-American. Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy black population. The singer/songwriter/producer was in her early twenties when, around 1977, she landed a job at Motown Records. It was at Motown that she met her mentor and paramour-to-be, Rick James, who ended up doing all of the writing and producing for her debut album of 1979, Wild and Peaceful. That LP, which boasted her hit duet with James, "I'm Just a Sucker for Your Love," didn't show Marie's picture -- so many programmers at black radio just assumed she was black. When her second album, Lady T, came out, much of the R&B world was shocked to see how fair-skinned she was. But to many of the black R&B fans who were eating her music up, it really didn't matter -- the bottom line was she was a first-rate soul singer whose love of black culture ran deep.

By her third album, 1980's gold Irons in the Fire, Marie was doing most of her own writing and producing. That album boasted the major hit "I Need Your Lovin'," and Marie went gold again with her next album, It Must Be Magic (which included the major hit "Square Biz"). It Must Be Magic turned out to be her last album for Motown, which she had a nasty legal battle with. Marie got out of her contract with Motown, and the case ended up with the courts passing what is known as "The Teena Marie Law" -- which states that a label cannot keep an artist under contract without putting out an album by him or her.

Switching to Epic in 1983, Marie recorded her fifth album, Robbery, and had a hit with "Fix It." In 1984, Marie recorded her sixth album, Starchild, and had her biggest pop hit ever with "Lovergirl." Though Marie had often soared to the top of the R&B charts, "Lovergirl" marked the first time she'd done so well in the pop market. Ironically, Marie was a white singer who had enjoyed little exposure outside the R&B market prior to "Lovergirl."

Three more Epic albums followed: 1986's Emerald City, 1988's Naked to the World (which contained her smash hit "Ooh La La La"), and 1990's Ivory. Unfortunately, Marie's popularity had faded considerably by the late '80s, and Epic dropped her. In 1994, the singer released Passion Play on her own Sarai Records label. Ten years later, she signed to Cash Money and released La Doña, featuring assistance from Gerald LeVert, Rick James, and MC Lyte. Sapphire followed two years later. Though both La Doña and Sapphire peaked at number three on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, she switched to Stax for her next album, 2009's Congo Square. On December 26 the following year, Marie died in her sleep at her home in Pasadena, California; she was 54 years of age. Marie's daughter Alia Rose subsequently oversaw the mixing, mastering, and release of Beautiful, an album recorded prior to Marie's passing. It was released through UMe in 2012. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi
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Comments

'Emerald City'; great Teena Marie album. I miss you Lady T!
lieceboogy
DeJaVu, Out on a Limb, Irons in the Fire!! All favorites, I love me some Teena!
dytrammell7
arent we lucky that she left us such wonderful music and memories, who doesnt remember the first time you heard this songbird
Teena Marie >>Ooo La La La Sweet thing oh you got me sayin ooo la la la when you know the love is real...this is my jam ♥x♥x♥x♥x♥ `(*,*)`
Soulful sound meaningful lycrics
This music just
Makes me sit back and enjoy the voice and move to the jams
julessanchez 9 7
Bring back the jam
I just want to be your lovergirl, I just want to rock your world! ......Any gentleman out in this world need a lovergirl???
Love it
I play her music for my unborn baby whom kicks hard when she sings.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ♔♛༺♥༻ If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne

mandel_d
Teena Marie was the bomb!!
The Business!
So..so..so talented. Miss you Lady T
what hit did not create a memory? this love will never die
lady T the groove and life of true r and b - hip hop
linkelly1956
Love me some Tina. Her and Rick James Fire and Desire one of my favorite duets. Loved Square Biz. Sure do miss her RIP
She made beautiful music and is truly missed***
aedwaards
My girl...Sensu a l Lady Ivory
one of the greatest...R I P TEENA
Easily, in Tip Top 5 list!! ***** of All time. RIP lady T.
randhgonzale z
the best r&b female of all time
walksinwater 7
"Behind the Groove" is why Lady T rules old school funk. Get out your platform shoes and dance your blues away. Groove me, groove me.
walksinwater 7
Behind the Groove is ehy Lady T rules old school funky.
ONE OF A KIND VOICE. LOVE YOU, RIP LADY TEE.
I loved the jazzy sound of her voice on this. Tina turn it out on this one.
209ricm
Lady T can singggg
i luv you tina; and i luv your music 4ever......r e s t - n - p e a c e my sister!!!!! la-mont89)&^ % $ #
miss Teena
Teena is my girl! She is the best! NOBODY can do it like Teena. Still can't accept that she is gone. Much love.
Teen Marie & Rick James This was a Bad Song I Still Love It!
De ja vu, right next to man in the mirror for me. To our soul sister for ever. Two ships crossed one night Lady T & Rick James. G.I.G. ATT.
R.I.P Teena...I love your music...you are truly missed
*Im Still In Love* x♥x♥x♥x♥
Im lovin dis song R.I.P TEENA MARIE
One of my faves ,,,,,
Gone to soon RIP Teena Marie
Fire and Desire yes now this is my jam love these two beautiful soul Tina Marie and Rick James #1 ~♥~
Dear Lover.. awe such a beautiful song I just melt when I here Teena Marie voice ~.~ ♥♡♥♡♥♡
One of My fav female singers in the world..... I grew up and went through it with Teena Marie. She got me out some trouble times and I will always love her for that. Until we meet again Teena....... . R . I . P .
That real
Aayyeeeeeeee e now this is my jam I love this song Square Biz Teena Marie was on point with this song & it never gets old ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡
RIP Lady Tee! Saw you a few years ago in New York and you were on point! Miss you so much. Such an incredible performer.
Lady Songbird.... g r e w up on Teena Marie..love her!!!
A Rose By Any Other Name beautiful song ♥Teena Marie♥
Love you Tina
I saw her perform this live and she was so on point damn I miss her, 2nd best live performance I've seen, MJB was the best I've seen,
Saw her @ HOB in LA: Summer '96. She reached back in the crates and rocked everything. Still a great memory with RLopz
she will always be my lady t.
Tenna marie is the best.
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