|Birth name||De'Mario Monte Thornton|
|Also known as||Raz-B, Raz-Berry, Raz|
|Born||June 13, 1985|
|Origin||Cleveland, Ohio (The Valley)|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, rapper|
|Labels||B2K Records, Kameleon Music Group|
|Associated acts||B2K, Omarion, J-Boog, Lil Fizz, Young Rome, Marques Houston|
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Raz B was a member and creator of the group B2K as a teen. The release of B2K’s album, Pandemonium!, and an accompanying tour & finished the year for him that concluded with the release of the group’s first feature film, You Got Served.
Distributed through his own production company, RazBeatz Entertainment, Raz released his first single, Fire in May 2007. Fire officially debuted on the Billboard charts (the week of 5/12/07) on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales charts debuting at #2 and also hitting the Billboard Hot Singles Sales charts at #2. At the time there was literally no promotion behind the single as it debuted because Raz B was pushing this album on an independent level.
March 19, 2010 Raz B released his first mixtape entitled Boy 2 King. In 2011, Elayne Rivers, Raz B's longtime publicist announced that he would be going on tour in China. Throughout the tour Raz B has been performed shows in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Kunming, Xian, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Dalian, and Shenyang, among others.
On August 19, 2013, during a performance in Zhejiang province, Raz B tried to stop a fight in the audience and was hit in the face with a glass bottle. Initial reports were that he had fallen into a coma, but subsequent reports were that this was misinformation and labelled as a hoax, and that he would make a full recovery.
As of summer 2013, Raz B signed a record deal by a Dutch label Kameleon Music Group and had gotten back into the studio to work on a full studio album during breaks from his tour.
Albums with B2K
|2002||B2K: The Remixes - Volume 1 (EP)||129||47||-|
|2002||Santa Hooked Me Up (EP)||132||35||-|
|2003||The Remixes - Volume 2 (EP)||192||38||-|
|2004||B2K Greatest Hits||-||76||-|
Singles with B2K
|Year||Single||Chart positions ||Album|
|US Hot 100||US R&B||US Rhythmic Top 40||UK singles|
|2002||Gots Ta Be||34||13||14||-||B2K|
|2002||Why I Love You||73||19||-||-||B2K and Pandemonium!|
|2002||Bump, Bump, Bump (with P. Diddy)||1||2||1||24||Pandemonium!|
|2003||Feelin' Freaky (Nick Cannon featuring B2K)||92||46||-||-||Nick Cannon|
|2003||What A Girl Wants||-||47||-||-||Pandemonium!|
|2003||Uh Huh 2003||-||-||-||31||The Remixes - Volume 2|
|2004||Badaboom (feat. Fabolous)||59||29||22||26||You Got Served Soundtrack|
|2008||Body Up (without Omarion)|
*In the beginning of 2008, a song titled Body Up was leaked; Raz-B leads this B2K 2008 song with J-Boog & Lil Fizz. Omarion from B2K did not take part in the groups return.
Discography as solo artist
'Boy 2 King: The Mixtape EP
- Released: March 19, 2010 (digital download)
|2004||You Got Served||Vick||Credited as DeMario Thornton|
|2005||Pieces of a Dream|
|2009||Love Sick Diaries|
|2006||Noah's Arc||Tashi||1 episode|
- "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales". billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-02-19.[dead link]
- 美歌手浙江夜店演唱被砸頭陷昏迷 [American singer performing in night club in Zhejiang was attacked on his head and fell coma] (in Chinese). Epoch Times Chinese Version. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- Williams, Brennan (August 21, 2013). "It Was All A Hoax?". Huffington Post.
- "Raz B coma report was a hoax, manager says - CNN.com". CNN. August 19, 2013.
- Single chart positions US