Shamari Fears is a singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor from the United States. Shamari Fears rose to prominence as the main vocalist of the R&B band Blaque. She also appeared in season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a reality television show.
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Shamari Fears’ Early Life
Shamari Fears was born Shamari Jaqua Wright-Fears in Detroit, Michigan, on February 22, 1980. She also goes by the name Shamari DeVoe. She is of African-American origin and maintains an American nationality. Her age is also 40, and her zodiac sign is Pisces. She was born to an African-American mother and father, whom she often highlights on social media. Martina Fears, her sister, is her sibling.
She started singing when she was three years old. Fears grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, when her family relocated there in the mid-1980s. She was heavily inspired by the city’s rich musical culture as well as Mariah Carey. In terms of her schooling, she graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School. Fears earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Georgia State University at the time.
Shamari Fears began performing in front of an audience during her middle and high school years, and she joined Butz, a country-urban female combo. She was so confident in her abilities that she disseminated rumors of a record contract. She created a new group, Intrigue, when the previous one collapsed.
Fears met Natina Reed in high school, who had just come to Atlanta as well. Reed founded Blaque while Fears worked with Intrigue and obtained a record contract with Elektra Records. At a talent event, Fears was introduced to Brandi Williams. Williams did the same when she joined Reed in Blaque.
Through her brother Ronald Lopes, Reed met Lucy “Left Eye” Lopes, a member of the girl group TLC. Lopes was so taken with the girls that she gave them a contract with her firm, Left Eye Productions. In 1997, the trio made their debut appearance in Lil’ Kim’s ‘Not Tonight (Remix)’ music video.
Their self-titled first album was released on June 1, 1999, on the Trackmasters and Columbia labels. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after debuting at number 23 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list and number 53 on the official Billboard 200.
The album’s debut song, ‘808,’ was well-received by both fans and reviewers, and was certified gold. Blaque was one of the opening acts for the boy band ‘N Sync’ in mid-1999. Fears, along with other members of the band, appeared as a cheerleader in the cult classic adolescent comedy ‘Bring It On’ a year later.
‘Blaque Out,’ their second album, was set to be released in 2001 but was stalled when Columbia Records cancelled their contract. It was ultimately released on January 29, 2002. The album, which only included 15 songs, was not as successful as Blaque’s debut, but it received excellent reviews from their admirers.
Lopes died in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras, on April 25, 2002. Following this, Blaque secured a recording contract with Elektra Records and began production on their third album. Despite having Missy Elliott, composer Linda Perry, and producer Rodney Jerkins, their planned third album, ‘Torch,’ was eventually shelved. There were discussions in 2008 about releasing the finished album only on iTunes, but nothing came of it.
Fears had moved her efforts to establishing a solo career by 2005, signing with Darkchild Records. Despite this, Blaque reformed and began production on their fourth album, ‘Private Show.’ The album was finished in 2009, but it was never released.
In addition, their TV program, ‘Blaque in the House,’ was not taken up. They released the tracks ‘Cut You Off,’ ‘All Nighter,’ ‘Blue Jeans,’ and ‘High Definition’ on YouTube before splitting up.
Fears reunited with Reed and Williams three years later, on July 28, 2012, at the Left Eye Music Festival in Decatur, Georgia, to play their most successful track, “808.” Artist manager Inga “Nandi” Willis called them after the event and offered them a deal for their future album as well as a reality television program. Reed was tragically died in a road accident on October 26, 2012.
Soon later, she and Williams decided to call it quits. Their song, ‘Cut You Off,’ was, however, eventually released online.
Shamari Fears’ Net Worth
Her net worth is reported to be over $4 million USD, however her salary and income are now under investigation. Her Instagram fame has risen since her appearance on RHOA. She earns between $370.00 and $600.00 every post with over 142K followers. As additional sponsorships come in, we should anticipate her Instagram revenues to skyrocket.
In terms of Fears’ husband’s financial worth, Ronnie DeVoe has acquired a net worth of $500,000 during the course of his music career. Given Ronnie’s successful music career, this number may seem insignificant.
Is Shamari Fears Married?
Shamari Fears is a married lady with two children. On March 10, 2006, Fears married her longtime lover Ronald Boyd “Ronnie” DeVoe Jr. He is a member of New Edition, an R&B/pop group, and Bell Biv DeVoe, an R&B/hip hop group.
In late 2017, she gave birth to their twin boys, Ronald and Roman. The couple is now living together and there are no signs of a divorce. Her affection for her family may also be shown in the postings she makes on her social media pages.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Shamari Fears is 5 ft. 8 inches tall and weighs 55 kg, according to her physical measurements. She also has black hair and dark brown eyes. Her bra size is 34B, and her body measurements are 34-24-35 inches. She also has a dark complexion and a really attractive face. She also has a very curvaceous figure.
When it comes to social media platforms, she is quite active on them. She has 469 thousand Instagram followers and 20.3 thousand Twitter followers. She also has a Facebook profile, which has 756 followers. She updates her social media sites on a regular basis. Her social media sites are brimming with photos of her family and job.