Omari Ishmael Grandberry aka Omarion is an adroit American rapper, musician, dancer and actor. He first came into the limelight as the lead vocalist of the hit R&B band ‘B2K’ that enjoyed unprecedented fame even in the relatively short period which began with the release of their eponymous debut album in 2002 and culminated with their disbandment in 2004, after which Omarion went on to successfully establish his solo career. His music constitutes the perfect union of R&B and hip hop, a feat achieved by only a select few. Keep reading to know more about Omarion’s net worth in 2018.
Omarion Early Life
The oldest of the 7 children born to Leslie Burrell and Trent Grandberry, Omarion was born in Inglewood, California. From a very young age, he was a powerhouse of talent- performed regularly at school, possessed exceptional football moves and impressed his peers with his eccentric dancing style. However, Omarion left his education midway to pursue a career in the entertainment world. He modelled for some time and featured in advertisements for popular brands, like MacDonald’s and Kellogg’s among others. He later appeared in some music videos for ‘Before Dark’, a popular R&B girl band before making it big as the frontman of ‘B2K’, which eventually became one of the leading bands on the American R&B scene.
As of 2017, Omarion is going steady with his long-time girlfriend Apryl Jones with whom he has a son named Megaa Omari and a daughter called A’mei Kazuko, born in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
Omarion Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1998, Omarion became the lead singer of ‘B2K’, an R&B band that went on to give hits, like ‘Bump, Bump, Bump’, ‘Uh Huh’ and ‘Girlfriend’ to the world. After many more smash hits that include singles, like ‘Gots Ta Be’, ‘Why I Love You’ and ‘Badaboom’, the group parted ways in 2004.
However, before calling it quits, the band appeared together in the 2004 dance movie ‘You Got Served’ playing a hip hop dance crew led by Omarion. The movie sort of rubbed off on Omarion who then went on to portray diverse roles in several other films, like ‘Fat Albert’, ‘Somebody Help Me’ and ‘Feel the Noise’. He even voiced an animated movie called ‘The Proud Family Movie’.
Omarion has appeared in various television shows, like ‘One on One’ and ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and has also, judged the 5th season of ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’.
Much of Omarion’s success is due to his immensely popular solo career. Beginning with his 2005 solo debut album ‘O’, which debuted at the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 as well as the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and even received a Grammy nomination, Omarion has till date released 4 solo albums. Apart from ‘O’, his other albums are ‘21’, ‘Ollusion’ and ‘Sex Playlist’ all of which have been immensely popular, have topped charts and have received gold certification from the RIAA.
Omarion has also, successfully collaborated with national and international music stars, like Bow Wow and Koda Kumi on globally well received albums, like ‘Face Off’ and ‘Japonesque’.
Currently signed by the Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. Records, Omarion has a mixtape titled ‘The Awakening’ and 2 EPs called ‘Care Package’ and ‘Care Package 2’ under his belt other than his albums.
Awards & Achievements
A look at his illustrious career is enough to know that Omarion’s works are bound to have been rewarded adequately. In 2003, Omarion and his band ‘B2K’ was awarded with the Kid’s Choice Award for Favourite Music Group. His debut album ‘O’ brought Omarion a BET Award for Best New Artist Viewer’s Choice in 2005. In 2007, he bagged the Urban Music Awards for Most Inspiring Act.
Net Worth of Omarion
The total estimated net worth of Omarion is a considerable $12 million, a fortune that he has rightfully amassed with sheer talent and hard work.
Omarion has never had an unsuccessful album in his entire career, which makes him a force to reckon with when it comes to the American R&B scene. His exceptional talent is bound to take him a long way, that’s for sure!