Teena Marie Net Worth

Teena Marie is famous for TOP songs. This singer has written many songs about love, life, struggle and everything else that people laugh, nod their head or cry to. Teena Marie is a Singer-songwriter from American. Receiving domestic and worldwide recognition, Teena Marie can still be labelled a family person due to close relationships with Thomas Leslie Brockert, Mary Anne Brockert, Alia Rose unknown unknown. Of course it is hard to divide time between family matters and being an awesome singer, but Teena Marie manages to do that. But what about money? Does being a singer pays off? Sure thing, because Teena Marie has a net worth of $3 Million.

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Teena Marie was a daughter of Mary Anne, a home renovator, and Thomas Leslie Brockert, a construction worker. She grew up in Mission Hills, and her parents sent her to auditions when was eight years old, and Marie got her first acting role in “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1964. Marie’s family moved to Los Angeles in 1970 where she went to Venice High School and was a member of the band called Truvair from 1974 to 1975. Later, Marie studied English Literature at Santa Monica College.

When Marie went to sign a contract with Motown Records in 1976, the label’s boss Berry Gordy was so impressed with her singing that he didn’t offer her a group contract, but a solo contract instead. She also met Rick James who decided to produce her debut album “Wild and Peaceful” in 1979, which reached No. 18 at Black Albums chart and No. 94 on the Billboard Albums. The next year, Marie released her second album “Lady T”, produced by Richard Rudolph, and it reached the No. 45 at Billboard Pop Albums and No. 18 on Top Soul Albums. Her net worth was well established.

Also in 1980, Marie recorded another album called “Irons in the Fire”, but this time she wrote and produced it too. The release was more popular than her previous two, with a single “I need Your Lovin’” reaching No. 9 at US R&B chart and No. 2 on US Dance chart. However, Marie’s next album “It Must Be Magic” (1981) was the first that achieved gold status, and it reached No. 2 at US R&B chart, with single “Square Biz” getting up to No. 3, which certainly added a lot to her net worth.

In 1982, Teena had a contract dispute with Motown Records after which she left the label, joining Columbia Records and releasing her “Robbery” (1983) album, before making her best-selling album “Starchild” in 1984. It reached No. 31 on the Billboard chart and also her single and biggest hit “Lovergirl” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. This album significantly increased her net worth. In 1986, Marie released a rock-influenced album called “Emerald City”, but it didn’t go well with her audience, so she returned to funk and R&B in 1988 with “Naked to the World”, which made it to No. 65 on the Billboard Albums chart.

Marie later released two more albums “Ivory” (1990) and “Passion Play” (1994), which weren’t as popular as the previous ones, but her eleventh album “La Doña” (2004) peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, and No. 3 on the R&B Albums chart. Two years later, Teena recorded “Sapphire” that reached No. 3 the US R&B Albums chart and No. 24 on the Billboard 200. Most recently, Marie released “Congo Square” in 2009, and “Beautiful”, posthumously published in 2013.

Regarding her personal life, Teena Marie was never married, but she had a daughter Alia Rose, born in 1991. She had a strange accident in 2004 when a picture frame fell and hit her on the head in a hotel room. From then, Marie had seizures for the rest of her life, and on the 26th December 2010, her daughter Alia Rose found her unresponsive in Teena’s house in Pasadena. California. The autopsy showed that Marie had died from natural causes.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Teena Marie
  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 5th 1956
  • Died: 2010-12-26
  • Place Of Birth: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
  • Height: 1.52 m
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter
  • Education: Santa Monica College, Venice High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Children: Alia Rose
  • Parents: Thomas Leslie Brockert, Mary Anne Brockert
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1436471/
  • Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, Fire and Desire, Lovergirl, Portuguese Love
  • TV Shows: The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott, Hip Hop Hold ‘Em

Quotes

  • I’m a black artist with a white skin. At the end of the day, you have to sing what’s in your soul.

Facts

  • Her ethnic ancestry was Irish, Italian, Portuguese and Native American.
  • Attended and graduated from Venice High School in Los Angeles, California.
  • Attended Santa Monica City College where she studied English Literature.
  • Following her untimely death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. She was cremated and her ashes were given to the family members.
  • At the time of her death, Teena Marie had been in the process of completing her album “Beautiful”. The album was finished posthumously by her daughter Alia Rose Brockert and released on January 15, 2013.
  • On June 9, 2009, her album “Congo Square” was her first CD on the Stax Records label. The album followed previous CDs on Ca$h Money Classics (“La Dona” and “Sapphire”). This set debuted at #3 and #20 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop and 200 albums charted, respectively.
  • Her album “Sapphire” (Ca$h Money Classics/Universal Records 985 389) debuted at #3 on the R&B chart and at #24 on the pop chart. [May 2006]
  • Her album “La Dona” (Ca$h Money Classics/Universal Records 986 236) was released, her first album of new songs since “Passion Play” (Sarai Records) in 1994. the latter was released independently. The former debuted at #3 on the R&B chart and at #6 on the pop chart. [May 2004]
  • On December 26, 2010, Teena Marie was found dead in her home by her daughter, Alia Rose Brockert. Teena died early Sunday morning. It was reported that she died from natural causes. She suffered a grand mal seizure a month prior to her death.
  • Has one daughter: Alia Rose Brockert (born December 25, 1991).
  • Protegee of Rick James.
  • Her manager was Mike Gardner.
  • Her publicist was Lynn Jeter.
  • Friends with LisaRaye McCoy.

Trademarks

  • Distinctive soulful vocals

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Entourage 2015 writer: “Peaches N Cream” – as Mary Brockert
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodes, 2013 – 2014 performer – 1 episode, 2013
My Mad Fat Diary 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
I Don’t Know How She Does It 2011 performer: “I’m a Sucker for Your Love”
Dirty Girl 2010 performer: “Lovergirl” / writer: “Lovergirl” – as Teena Marie Brockert
Unsung 2010 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris TV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2005 writer – 1 episode, 2005
Maid in Manhattan 2002 performer: “Lovergirl” / writer: “Lovergirl”
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: “Behind The Groove” / writer: “Behind The Groove” – as Mary C. Brockert
Baby Boy 2001 writer: “Crip Hop”
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary writer: “Fu-Gee-La” – as T. Marie
Bulworth 1998 writer: “Firm Biz” – as T. Brockert
Saturday Night Live 1997 TV Series writer – 1 episode
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Tap 1989 performer: “Bad Boy”
Top Gun 1986 performer: “Lead Me On”
The Goonies 1985 performer: “14K” / producer: “14K” / writer: “14K”
Actress
Title Year Status Character
Hip Hop Hold ‘Em 2006 TV Series
The Beverly Hillbillies 1964 TV Series Beverly
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Hollywood Squares 1998 TV Series composer: theme “Square Biz” – 2002-2004
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special in memory of
19th Annual Trumpet Awards 2011 TV Special in memory of
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode
Self
Title Year Status Character
Inside: Teena Marie 2011 TV Movie Herself
The View 2009 TV Series Herself
Unsung 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
‘TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival’ 2009 TV Movie Herself
17th Annual Trumpet Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Herself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself
The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott 2005 TV Series Herself / Judge
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
Soul Train 1979-2004 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin 2003 TV Special Performer
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The Steve Harvey Show 2001 TV Series Herself
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Parkers 2000 TV Series Herself
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Herself
American Bandstand’s 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1981-1984 TV Series Herself
The American Music Awards 1982 TV Special Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Unsung 2010-2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself – In Memoriam

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