Omarion Biography, Age, Wife, Kids, Post To Be, Book, Songs, Movies

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Omarion Biography

Omarion (Omari Ishmael Grandberry) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and dancer. He is best known as the lead singer of the American R&B boy band B2K which achieved success in the early 2000s with singles like “Bump, Bump, Bump”, “Uh Huh”, and “Girlfriend”, which all reached success on the Billboard Hot 100.

The group disbanded in 2004, and Omarion embarked on a solo career and released his debut album, O in 2005, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 48th Grammy Awards.

His second solo album, 21 released in 2006, contained “Ice Box”, which reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. His third solo album, Ollusion, was released on January 12, 2010, with the lead single, “I Get It In”.

His fourth solo album, Sex Playlist released in 2014, spawned the single, “Post to Be”, which was certified 3x platinum and reached number 13 on the Hot 100 chart in May 2015.

Omarion has also ventured into acting, and has appeared in several films such as Fat Albert, You Got Served, Somebody Help Me and The Proud Family Movie.

Omarion Photo

Omarion is featured in commercials for both McDonald’s and Kelloggs Corn Pops. He began his dancing career as a background dancer for the R&B girl group Before Dark and appeared in their music videos.

He soon began pursuing a career in music, and would go on to become the lead singer of the boy band B2K.

Omarion Age

He was born on November 12, 1984 in Inglewood, California, United States. He is 34 years old as of 2018.

Omarion Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet, 6 inches tall.

Omarion Family

He is the son of Leslie Burrell and Trent Grandberry. He has a younger brother, named O’Ryan who is also a singer.

Omarion Wife

As of 2018 Omarion is not yet married. He was in a relationship with Apryl Jones but they broke up.

Omarion And Apryl Jones | Omarion Kids | Omarion Son

On August 7, 2014, Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones had a son named Megaa Omari Grandberry. On September 29, 2015, Omarion revealed via Instagram that Apryl Jones had become pregnant with his second child, a girl.

Their daughter A’mei Kazuko Grandberry was born on March 7, 2016. The couple ended their relationship in July 2016. Their split was confirmed by an Instagram post from Omarion, and a tweet from Jones.

Omarion O

On February 22, 2005, Omarion released his debut solo album O which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The first single from the album was “O”.

The first single peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single “Touch”, peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100. O received a third and final release with, “I’m Tryna”. The album has sold over 758,000 copies in the United States since its release.

Omarion Book

  • 2005: OMARION
  • 2005: O

Omarion Albums | Omarion Cd

Solo albums

  • O (2005)
  • 21 (2006)
  • Ollusion (2010)
  • Sex Playlist (2014)
  • Reasons (TBA)

Collaboration albums

  • B2K (with B2K) (2002)
  • Pandemonium! (with B2K) (2002)
  • Face Off (with Bow Wow) (2007)

Omarion Songs

  • Post to Be
  • Ice Box
  • Distance
  • I’m Up
  • I’m Tryna
  • Touch
  • Speedin’
  • Girlfriend
  • Entourage
  • O
  • I Get It In
  • M.I.A.
  • BDY On Me
  • W4W “Word 4 Word”
  • Know You Better
  • Cut Off Time
  • Music From The Motion Picture
  • Last Night
  • Open Up
  • I’m Sayin’
  • Nudes
  • I Think My Girl Is Bi
  • Show Me
  • Fiening You
  • I’m Gon’ Change
  • Just Can’t Let You Go
  • Just That Sexy
  • Never Gonna Let You Go
  • Been With a Star
  • Drop That Heater
  • Slow Dancin’
  • You Like It
  • Leave You Alone

Omarion Movies






You Got Served


lead role

Fat Albert


main role


The Proud Family Movie

Fifteen Cent

main role


Feel the Noise


lead role

Somebody Help Me

Darryl Jennings

lead role


Wrong Side of Town



Somebody Help Me 2

Darryl Jennings

lead role

Omarion Tv Shows





2004, 2005

The Bernie Mac Show


Episodes: “Family Reunion” and “Who Gives This Bride”

2004, 2006

One on One


Episodes:”East Meets East Coast” and “Double Trouble”


Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami

as Himself

One episode “All Men are Dogs”


America’s Best Dance Crew

as Himself

Replaced former Judge Shane Sparks


Let’s Stay Together

as Julian

Season 2, Episode 12 “The Choice is Yours”


Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood

as Himself

Main Cast

Omarion Facebook

Omarion Twitter

Omarion Youtube

Omarion Post To Be

Omarion Touch

Omarion Interview

Interviewer : As a young person who has been around for almost 20 years, how do you continue to transform yourself for the better?
Omarion : For me it’s really about information. When I think about growth, in the past, maybe when I wasn’t as experienced as I could be. Experience has really gave me the great fortune of understanding the importance of living in the now, It’s really about truth to me. I’ve always had that personality that nothing was never good enough. Like, if you wanna be great you have to set these kind of standards. That’s how it’s always been for me: repetition and acquiring a certain level of skill. So as I continue to grow as an artist, it’s like ‘How many hours you putting in?’ That’s really the separation of the greats and people that kinda do it as a hobby.

Have those goals you set changed over time?
For sure, because sometimes when you see certain things you really don’t understand the steps that it takes to really obtain it. Life isn’t a store where you just go in and be like “Oh, Ima get that.” It’s a process. Especially if you don’t really know how to acquire certain things.

With “Post To Be” being the most successful song of your career, does that influence how you approach songwriting and song making going forward?
Definitely. It showed me that there is no structure. That particular time when I first heard the beat, Mustard was going through a series of beats and that’s the one I picked. One thing is for sure, when you create in the spirit of whatever it is you’re creating and you have the intention to share, give multiple perspectives, and the dialogue is the correct way, for me, that’s been my process. It’s just making sure all the proper ingredients are in there.

You’ve had hits that both cater to your dance roots and ones that are transparent emotionally. Which of those comes easier to you?
I think they’re all blank canvases and you have to approach them with the right intention more than following a certain algorithm. It’s just experience. That’s what has given me a bigger appreciation for all creativity. Not just creating or writing songs. When I became a father, I think that my understanding of what love was and my connection to that emotion shifted. I saw my children being born and recognizing what they call a miracle. When you see that, it really changes something inside of you. After having my kids, I definitely feel way more intense. I’m more clear. More sure.

Have your kids influenced the music you absorb? My daughter is six and she puts me onto songs I had no idea about.
Yeah I play all my new songs fresh from the kitchen. I ask my son what he thinks and even though he’s two, if I see him moving I know. I think because I am a musician, they’ll definitely have an innate connection to music. Even now when we play music around the house, I make it a part of their life regimen. When I wake up I put on certain songs.

A lot of popular dances are seen as silly or for kids. Your foundation is in joining choreography with fairly serious songs. Do you think there’s still room for dance routines in heartfelt music or do they function better separately now?
There is a marriage between movement and sound. That, for me, will always exist in correlation to lyrics. That’s how I’m able to relate words to the sound. I could dance and hear something else. For this new project, Reasons, there’s definitely a lot of movement. Most people would probably categorize it as dance music. It’s really just feels. Any music that moves me, it truly has this emotion inside of it that forces you to lose control and move to the beat. You can embrace it or not embrace it.

When making songs about relationships, do you feel like they’re most effective when they’re autobiographical or just if they touch on subjects everyone can relate to?
I pull from my personal experiences and the things I witness. Things my friends go through. It always hasn’t been like that for me, though. That’s fortunate and unfortunate. On one hand, starting as young as I did, there were always waves prepared for me. It was always songwriters and music that was like, “This would sound good in Omarion’s register, so here.” From that point up until this point, I feel a lot more connected to speaking about stuff that’s personal to me. It’s nothing more potent than that—your truth. The Reasons album is a lot of truth.

What song was the hardest for you to open up in?
It’s one song that I haven’t finished writing but the track is probably gonna take me a little while to because it’s a lot of emotion. A song that’s out is “It’s Whatever.” That song is a very personal perspective about a situation that a lot of people go through. That song is a little hard to listen to because I know what my intention was when I sung certain parts.

Is there anything on Reasons that people wouldn’t expect from you?
I think when people finally see the videos and they understand my intention behind the space that I’m in, I think they’ll have a different appreciation for the music I previously created. We shot two videos in South Africa. We went that far for the art. I’m really excited about my first single “Distance.” It’s like a clash of culture and sound.

I saw an interview you did at the top of last year when you said in contrast to the idea that R&B is lacking, that it’s actually at a greater spot than ever before. Did the rest of 2016 uphold those thoughts?
I’m going to be honest with you, there are some wack songs out but there’s some great melodies. A great melody can save a song from not having powerful lyrics because it just rings in your head. So anytime there’s melody, that’s what Omarion considers rhythm and blues.


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