Raz-B

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Raz-B
Birth name De'Mario Monte Thornton
Also known as Raz-B, Raz-Berry, Raz
Born (1985-06-13) June 13, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–Present
Labels B2K Records, Kameleon Music Group
Associated acts B2K, Omarion, J-Boog, Lil Fizz, Young Rome, Marques Houston
Website razb2k.com

De'Mario Monte Thornton (born June 13, 1985), known as Raz-B, is an American singer, rapper and actor. who was a founding member of R&B boy band B2K.

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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,[2] but subsequent reports were that this was misinformation and labelled as a hoax,[3][4] 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[edit]

Year Album US US R&B UK
2002 B2K (Gold) 2 1 -
2002 B2K: The Remixes - Volume 1 (EP) 129 47 -
2002 Pandemonium! (Platinum) 10 3 35
2002 Santa Hooked Me Up (EP) 132 35 -
2003 The Remixes - Volume 2 (EP) 192 38 -
2004 B2K Greatest Hits - 76 -

Singles with B2K[edit]

Year Single Chart positions [5] Album
US Hot 100 US R&B US Rhythmic Top 40 UK singles
2002 Uh Huh 37 20 14 35 B2K
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 Girlfriend 30 19 15 10 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[edit]

Raz B
  • Released: FIRE in May 2007 (Single sold in F.Y.E. stores) (digital download) and was the #120 Independent selling single on Billboards.
  • Singles:
    • Fire
    • Go Girl
    • "Follow My Lead"
    • "Official"
    • "Na Na Na"

'Boy 2 King: The Mixtape EP

Cameo appearances[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2004 You Got Served Vick Credited as DeMario Thornton
2005 Pieces of a Dream
2009 Love Sick Diaries
Caged Innocence
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Noah's Arc Tashi 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales". billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-02-19. [dead link]
  2. ^ "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 zh-hant). Epoch Times Chinese Version. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  3. ^ Williams, Brennan (August 21, 2013). "It Was All A Hoax?". Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ "Raz B coma report was a hoax, manager says - CNN.com". CNN. August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Single chart positions US

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