Omari Ishmael Grandberry, whose stage name is Omarion, is an American R&B singer whose style incorporates hip-hop, pop and R&B. Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, he acted in television commercials as a child and continued as a screen actor as his musical career took off when he joined the boy band B2K in 1999. The band had considerable success but broke up in 2004. Omarion starred in Christopher B. Stokes' 2004 feature film 'You Got Served' and appeared on American TV in series such as 'Cuts' (2005), 'Ugly Betty' (2008) and 'Let's Stay Together' (2012). His Grammy Award-nominated 2005 debut solo album 'O' and follow-up '21' (2007) topped the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, 'Face Off' (2007) topped the Rap Albums Chart and went to number two on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and number eleven on the 200. 'Ollusion' (2010) reached number seven on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and number 19 on the 200 and 'Sex Playlist' went to number two on the Top R&B Albums Chart, peaked at number five on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and number 49 on the 200. He has had 16 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart with three in the top ten including 'Ice Box' (2007) and 'Post to Be' (2015). He was featured on Bow Wow's 'Let Me Hold You' (2005) which peaked at number two on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and number four on the 100. He released his sixth album, 'Reasons', in July 2017.