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Following the death of Teena Marie, we have here Teena Marie's Bio.

Facts we should know about Teena Marie.

  • Born as Mary Christine Brockert on March 5,1956. 
  • Died at the age of 54 (December 26,2010) at home in Pasadena, California
  • Cause of death: Natural (grand mal seizure)
  • Became known by her stage name Teena Marie was an American singer, songwriter and producer.
  • Nickname: Lady Tee, (sometimes spelled Lady T),
  • A protégée of funk legend Rick James
  • First white person to be signed to the Motown record label in 1979
  • Played rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas
 Teena Marie: Ultimate Collection
Notable Songs

  • I'm Just a Sucker for Your Love" (#8 Black Singles Chart)
Motown in 1981
  • It Must Be Magic (#2 Black Albums Chart)
  • "Square Biz" (#3 Black Singles
  • "Portuguese Love" (featuring a brief, uncredited cameo by James, #54 Black Singles)
Epic Records 1982
  • "Fix It" (#21 R&B)
  • "Shadow Boxing"
  • "Casanova Brown."
  • Lovegirl - peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
  • "Out on a Limb" - peaked at #56 on the R&B charts
  • "Lead Me On" OST Top Gun
Marie explored the world of rock music but established fans were not happy


  • "Ooo La La La", reached the top of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and remains her only #1 single
Went back to R&B

  • "Here's Looking at You" (#11 R&B)
  • "If I Were a Bell" (#8 R&B)

Listen from video embedded below Teena Marie performed with Rick James the song Fire and Desire