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Pleasure P at WGCI Coca Cola Lounge, Chicago, Illinois
|Birth name||Marcus Ramone Cooper|
|Also known as||P. Dupriney, P. Ron, & Pleasure P|
|Born||December 27, 1984|
|Origin||Carver Ranches, West Park, Florida, United States|
|Genres||R&B, pop, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Swagga Entertainment/ EMPIRE (current) Atlantic, E1 Music (former)|
|Associated acts||Pretty Ricky, Teairra Mari|
Marcus Ramone Cooper Sr, better known by his stage name Pleasure P, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, who experienced success as a member of the group Pretty Ricky before embarking on a solo career in 2007. His debut album The Introduction of Marcus Cooper was released on June 2009. On October, 2014, Pleasure P and the rest of Pretty Ricky officialized on Instagram a reunion tour with a Bluestars 2 album for 2015. His first reunion single with Pretty Ricky is called "Puddles" and has been released during Valentine's Day 2015. It was the most requested song on South Florida's 99 Jamz radio station in the days following its release.
2009-2012: The Introduction of Marcus Cooper
After leaving the group Pretty Ricky, Pleasure P began working on his solo career, he released his solo debut single "Did You Wrong" on July 22, 2008. The single debuted at #90 on the Billboard 100 Hot charts, and debuted at #20 on the top R&B/Hip-Hop charts as well. Pleasure P also released a 2008 EP entitled "Boyfriend #2", including "Did You Wrong" and a promo single "Boyfriend #2", released digitally and as an LP disc. Videos for "Did You Wrong" and "Boyfriend #2" were released digitally and on MySpace. Later on in 2009 he also released the song "Under" from the album. His solo debut album, The Introduction of Marcus Cooper was released on June 9, 2009. The album was originally to be released in January, but was finally released after several delays. Pleasure P's career received a boost by being featured in the second single from Flo Rida's album R.O.O.T.S., gaining publicity from his presence on its guest list.
2012: New label and King of Romance
On June 21, 2012, Pleasure P. released the first single off his upcoming second album titled "I Love Girls" featuring Young Money artist Tyga. His upcoming album is entitled King of Romance and is due out later this year. This will be the first album off of his new record deal with E1 Music. Pleasure P is working on his second single called "I Really Need to Know". On September 16, 2013 Pleasure P came out with a new single called " Kiss Me".
2014: Pleasure P New Mixtape Pretty Ricky Reunion, & Present
On February 6, 2014, Pleasure P announced on his official Instagram that he will be releasing his first single titled " Letter to My Ex." from his mixtape "Break Up to Make Up", in which was released on February 14, 2014.
In 2014, Pleasure P and the original members of his former group Pretty Ricky to announce an official reunion. The reunion aims an international reunion tour and a new album (Bluestars 2) with all the original members. The first commercial single of the group is called "Puddles" has been released during Valentine's Day 2015. In 2018, Pleasure P is featured in “Love & HipHop: Miami” with his girlfriend for 2 years Shay Johnson and the rest of the Pretty Ricky crew such as Spectacular talking about the Pretty Ricky reunion, new album, New tours and more.
He dated Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Shay Johnson, in 2018.In 2019 Pleasure stated he ended his relationship with Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Shay Johnson
- 2009: America's Most Wanted Tour
- 2009: Summer Jam XXIII In Fayetteville, NC
Awards and nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2010||"Under"||Best Male R&B Vocal Performance||Nominated|
|Best R&B Song||Nominated|
|The Introduction of Marcus Cooper||Best Contemporary R&B Album||Nominated|
- THEY'RE BACK: Pretty Ricky Teases Reunion Tour. Ratedrnb.com (2014-09-18). Retrieved on 2016-12-25.
- Instagram. Instagram (2015-02-27). Retrieved on 2016-12-25.
- Did You Wrong - Pleasure P — Listen and discover music at. Last.fm (2008-07-22). Retrieved on 2016-12-25.
- www.RunwayInParis.com. Prettyricky.com. Retrieved on 2016-12-25.
- "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nomimees List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-16.