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Teairra Mari

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Teairra Marí (born Teairra Maria Thomas on December 2, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B singer, who is best known for her 2005 hits “Make Her Feel Good” and “No Daddy.”

According to a Billboard.com album review Teairra Mari has a 3.2 (C3-E6) octave vocal range.

Marí began her career at age 12, recording in her cousin’s basement, in Holland, Michigan. She soon caught the attention of Big Mike, Ed K and Helluvah of Detroit’s K.I.S.S. Productions, which developed her from the age of 13 onward. Under Big Mike’s guidance, Marí spent every free moment in the studio, working with producers and songwriters like Helluvah, Disco D, Big Mike, Chaz M, Detail, Lyriq, AK, and J.R.

K.I.S.S. Productions arranged for Marí to collaborate with artists such as Ray J, J-Kwon, Lola Damone, and Bee and for Marí to appear on Detroit’s Fox 2 Morning Show and UPN 50 Sports Rap. In October 2003, the label released Teairra’s first album, an EP called Get Away, which included the title track plus four more songs (currently available only on this album) and became a local success.

In the meantime Teairra attended Detroit High School for The Fine and Performing Arts, she went on to attend Fitzgerald High School in Warren, MI right before getting her big break with Jay Z.

At the age of 16, K.I.S.S.’ Big Mike felt that Marí was ready for the big time, and he brought her in front of a who’s who of label execs. Candy Tookes, a friend of Big Mike, introduced the pair to industry veteran Daryl Simmons in Atlanta, Georgia.

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