Teena Marie

Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist

1956 – 2010

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Who was Teena Marie?

Mary Christine Brockert, better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer, songwriter, and producer. She was known by her childhood nickname Tina before taking the stage name Teena Marie; she later acquired the nickname of Lady Tee, given to her by collaborator and friend, Rick James.

She was known for her distinctive soulful vocals, which initially caused many listeners to believe she was black. Her success in R&B and soul and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards, and congas. She also wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, Irons in the Fire, which she later said was her favorite album.

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Born
Mar 5, 1956
Santa Monica
Also known as
  • Mary Christine Brockert
  • Mary Christine Brockett
  • Marie, Teena
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Santa Monica College
  • Venice High School
Lived in
  • Santa Monica
Died
Dec 26, 2010
Pasadena

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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