It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Teena Marie

No white artist sang R&B more convincingly than Teena Marie, whose big, robust vocals were so black-sounding that when she was starting out, some listeners wondered if she was a light-skinned African-American. Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy black population. The singer/songwriter/producer was in her early twenties when, around 1977, she landed a job at Motown Records. It was at Motown that she met her mentor and paramour-to-be, Rick James, who ended up doing all of the writing and producing for her debut album of 1979, Wild and Peaceful. That LP, which boasted her hit duet with James, "I'm Just a Sucker for Your Love," didn't show Marie's picture -- so many programmers at black radio just assumed she was black. When her second album, Lady T, came out, much of the R&B world was shocked to see how fair-skinned she was. But to many of the black R&B fans who were eating her music up, it really didn't matter -- the bottom line was she was a first-rate soul singer whose love of black culture ran deep.

By her third album, 1980's gold Irons in the Fire, Marie was doing most of her own writing and producing. That album boasted the major hit "I Need Your Lovin'," and Marie went gold again with her next album, It Must Be Magic (which included the major hit "Square Biz"). It Must Be Magic turned out to be her last album for Motown, which she had a nasty legal battle with. Marie got out of her contract with Motown, and the case ended up with the courts passing what is known as "The Teena Marie Law" -- which states that a label cannot keep an artist under contract without putting out an album by him or her.

Switching to Epic in 1983, Marie recorded her fifth album, Robbery, and had a hit with "Fix It." In 1984, Marie recorded her sixth album, Starchild, and had her biggest pop hit ever with "Lovergirl." Though Marie had often soared to the top of the R&B charts, "Lovergirl" marked the first time she'd done so well in the pop market. Ironically, Marie was a white singer who had enjoyed little exposure outside the R&B market prior to "Lovergirl."

Three more Epic albums followed: 1986's Emerald City, 1988's Naked to the World (which contained her smash hit "Ooh La La La"), and 1990's Ivory. Unfortunately, Marie's popularity had faded considerably by the late '80s, and Epic dropped her. In 1994, the singer released Passion Play on her own Sarai Records label. Ten years later, she signed to Cash Money and released La Doña, featuring assistance from Gerald LeVert, Rick James, and MC Lyte. Sapphire followed two years later. Though both La Doña and Sapphire peaked at number three on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, she switched to Stax for her next album, 2009's Congo Square. On December 26 the following year, Marie died in her sleep at her home in Pasadena, California; she was 54 years of age. Marie's daughter Alia Rose subsequently oversaw the mixing, mastering, and release of Beautiful, an album recorded prior to Marie's passing. It was released through UMe in 2012. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Can't Last A Day (Radio Single)

x

Track List: Luv Letter (Radio Edit) (Single)

Comments

Yea no one can sound like her and linda jones hymontise betty jo cleveland lov
Beautiful memories of seeing her live at the Taste of Chicago years ago, RIP Lady T
My vanilla child. Teena is my girl, till end of time, been listening and groovin to her music since i was 11 years old. She is the ulimate icon of funk!!! Lady T lives forever!
I like this song
RIP LADY-T LADY OF SOUL !...
VENICE CA, RIP Teena Marie !....
WATTS CA ♥
Tears gone way to soon what is this world coming to?? S.i.p. miss t been thr since sq biz much love 4e
teresathreet 1 9 6 9
My girl always no one better then her!
She. not even. WHITE
She was white not no spic Latina get ur facts right
Rest in peace t
Out On A Limb.Great song by a Great Singer. Love Teena
jiggettselgi n
Great signer heaven sent
One of the best ever!!! R.I.P. Teena
walksinwater 7
Probably one of the best underrated hip hop rap song ever. Thank you Lady Tee. R I P
teena was a bad a** white chick i will miss her a great deal
hi.i miss. teena.marie. . . . . t h e best of all time....
I love this womans work, in my opinion she is the best who ever done it. Miss you Lady-T
Jamming to It Must Be Magic love this song never gets old >> R.I.P BEAUTIFUL ~♥~
Icon (Teena Marie)!!
Thank you aunt Rosemary Salas (Tita) for introducing me to Teena (Lady T)! Glad I was able to see her in her last mini concert, Long Beach Ca. Compliments of David Stark. RIP Teena!
Amazing Voice! Love Her! RIP... Lady T.
RIP LADY T. U WILL B MISSED!
My song
That's my favorite singer
She's the true vanilla sky with a chocolate soul!!s.t
Dammit gone to soon. Portuguese love and young love I can listen to everyday. R.i.p.
OOO LA LA LA: I LOVE THIS SONG. ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITES.
"Deja Vue..I've been here before"
"Out on a Limb"
"Dear Lover"..and so many more. Lady T was the real deal, very talented, and very missed.
kennybrew43
Her songs brought me and my homegirls & homeboyz so much happiest, love and partying time. Her love song duet w/ Rick still brings me great memories. R.I.P. HomeGirl
Damn. This. Lady. Can. Blow. RIP. LADY. T.
no one in the industry can match her! gone to soon, always will love this women! hope I see her in heaven!
She's the true Vanilla sky with a chocolate soul!!!! Ms.t
hbarragan8
I'm gonna talk about it...gonna talk about my love. Great song, never fails to uplift me. Lady T, a very talented Latina (Portuguese roots). You are missed very much!!
A dynamic contribution to the music industry love her music always
Absolutely beautiful. .simply put
Love and miss you lady T!
True soul sistah
My favorite of all time big RIP lady T
Lady. T. Damn. It. RIP.
Everything about this piece is absolutely perfect!!! Atmosphere, lyrics, vocal dynamics. BIG RIP for Lady T. My favorite one of all her songs.
As time goes on there will be more great ones like her

msdeelight19 5 9
I love her music. My favorite is Out on a Limb. Rest in Peace.
Love Lady T! A true legend and musical pioneer of her time. There is and will be none another out there ever like her. <3
If I were a bell ♡ #1 Teena Marie ~♥~
my girl
I LOVE THIS BLUE EYED SOUL SISTER... SHE PLACED HER HEART & SOUL IN HER MUSIC & YOU CAN HEAR IT IN EVERY NOTE...
Portuguese Love: I love you too, thank you. :-)
RIP Teena
,rest. In peace u may imitate but u cant duplicate. She was a bad woman
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[79, 115, 103, 111, 112, 100, 127, 120, 104, 71, 70, 92, 108, 126, 109, 120, 105, 122, 99, 103, 124, 99, 72, 107, 94, 100, 78, 126, 95, 111, 125, 118, 64, 74, 72, 79, 100, 123, 71, 108, 118, 92, 106, 117, 100, 93, 101, 97, 80, 82, 111, 113, 66, 109, 116, 111, 65, 101, 69, 125, 92, 108, 123, 103, 79, 94, 112, 119, 107, 76, 95, 116, 86, 100, 107, 119, 107, 83, 104, 94, 109, 82, 97, 65, 89, 125, 98, 93, 125, 73, 105, 88, 93, 115, 108, 68, 112, 117, 72, 85, 114, 79, 92, 122, 124, 73, 115, 88, 112, 100, 67, 87, 82, 98, 97, 120, 109, 91, 83, 82, 124, 78, 89, 86, 67, 101, 106, 115, 74, 97, 110, 110, 119, 126, 69, 99, 119, 97, 107, 103, 71, 67, 125, 89, 66, 89, 95, 99, 90, 122, 108, 69, 124, 77, 117, 91, 92, 74, 71, 114, 72, 121, 108, 82, 65, 105, 86, 118, 84, 100, 109, 94, 92, 68, 107, 125, 87, 114, 124, 68, 119, 107, 124, 110, 118, 122, 125, 68, 76, 99, 92, 112, 99, 116, 98, 101, 71, 103, 81, 94, 65, 102, 109, 105, 101, 67, 86, 83, 111, 113, 110, 114, 98, 100, 92, 79, 125, 121, 127, 123, 73, 73, 76, 119, 115, 118, 107, 70, 103, 104, 116, 111, 125, 102, 96, 124, 109, 91, 80, 119, 112, 65, 120, 122, 109, 75, 72, 88, 71, 89, 83, 120, 124, 104, 125, 74, 108, 117, 110, 66, 76, 81, 124, 70, 123, 102, 98, 90, 81, 80, 98, 102, 67, 71, 91, 78, 73, 79, 83, 104, 122, 104, 96, 122, 107, 67, 123, 97, 106, 86, 116, 121, 103, 76, 84, 94, 99, 92, 93, 112, 92, 80, 105, 123, 117, 114, 88, 121, 78, 77, 83, 107, 89, 112, 124, 103, 68, 84, 85, 78, 98, 95, 101, 123, 91, 90, 76, 84, 120, 104, 104, 93, 87, 98, 65, 115, 76, 120, 108, 100, 78, 67, 111, 89, 127, 70, 70, 105, 126, 119, 99, 65, 109, 101, 73, 97, 111, 87, 117, 83, 96, 98, 109, 80, 111, 110, 104, 79, 64, 91, 99, 85, 125, 64, 91, 75, 113, 71, 104, 111, 86, 114, 79, 123, 113, 77, 113, 98, 121, 67, 86, 113, 93, 108, 64, 83, 96, 115, 114, 70, 102, 79, 97, 78, 96, 122, 122, 118, 127, 102, 77, 111, 91, 68, 121, 94, 93, 67, 104, 88, 91, 124, 123, 122, 80, 101, 72, 106, 100, 82, 111, 82, 69, 107, 122, 94, 88, 80, 112, 124, 67, 103, 122, 73, 95, 89, 101, 101, 80, 80, 69, 74, 102, 68, 87, 98, 66, 86, 80, 97, 108, 79, 97, 76, 89, 71, 80, 74, 114, 115, 91, 95, 105, 104, 103, 105, 111, 118, 68, 67, 81, 94, 73, 97, 88, 103, 79, 111, 113, 65, 106, 114, 107, 99, 103, 97, 123, 85, 115, 122, 80, 66, 117, 77, 88, 96, 116, 80, 125, 92, 74, 101]