Teena Marie is known most for her unmistakable voice, an elastic and vibrant soprano exemplifies soul, funk, rock, and any other style that lifted her spirit and sparked her creativity. She's worthy of celebration for that and every additional talent she displayed throughout her three-decade career as a singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. She made waves with her debut single, "I'm a Sucker for Your Love" (1979), after several unfruitful years of development with Motown. Following that artistic boost she received from partnering with Rick James, she truly came into her own with her second, third, and fourth albums, namely Lady T, Irons in the Fire, and the Grammy-nominated It Must Be Magic (1980 to 1981), by which point she had become self-reliant as a producer and writer, if still a keen collaborator.
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