Shamari Fears is a woman of many talents. The lead singer of the R&B group Blaque, Shamari is also a reality TV star. She made an appearance in season 11 of the reality series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Fears’ has been with the band for a long time and enjoyed the success they had in the late 90s. She also later helped the band to mount a comeback. Even though the comeback wasn’t successful, it introduced Fears to a whole new world in the entertainment industry. Fears’ made an appearance in the TV series in 2018 and was a supporting cast member in 2019. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Shamari Fears.
Shamari Jaqua Fears was born on the 22nd of February 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up, Sharami had an affinity for music and started honing her skills in several instruments. After passing her matriculation from a local high-school, Shamari enrolled at Georgia State University (GSU) and graduated with a degree in Psychology. After graduating from University, Shamari wanted to make it out as a musician and started working in the field of music.
In 1996, Shamari was contacted by Lisa Lopes who introduced her to Brandi Williams and Natina Reed. Lopes, of course, was at the peak of the music industry with the hit girl group, TLC. Williams, Reed, and Fears formed a new band which was called Blaque in the US and Blaque Ivory outside the states. A year later, the group made their first appearance on the music video “Not Tonight” by Lil’ Kim. They released their debut album two years later and sold over 1.5 million copies.
With the bands’ popularity on a rise, Faris was starting to get noticed by musicians around the world. From 1999 to 2004, the band released hit singles and toured around the world. However, things toppled down after 2004, when the band announced a five-year hiatus. The group disbanded in 2007 and although it made an appearance in 2012, the comeback was unsuccessful due to the untimely death of Natina Reed. Even though Faris still performs with her fellow member Williams, the pair is more of a combo than a band. The due also released a new single entitled, Love Comes Through, on the 7th of December, 2018.
Alongside her budding career in the music industry, Shamari also worked in few movies. She made successive appearances in the 2000’s movie Bring It On and the 2003 release, Honey. Shamari was also cast in the 11th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She joined the reality series in November of 2018 and stayed as a supporting member for the 12th season.
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Shamari Fears has been long-time married to a fellow R&B singer, Ronnie DeVoe. Ronnie is one of the members of the R&B band, New Edition. The pair met at the 2001 Jackson Award and dated for four years before tying the knot on the 10th of March, 2005. The pair are parents to two baby boys, Ronald and Roman born in 2017.
Shamari is particularly active in social media and has a huge number of fan following. The reality star has reported a net worth of USD 4 million.