Other hits have followed, such as the No. 1 remake of “Lady Marmalade,” with the vocalist also pursuing a screen profession with jobs like Chicago, Shall We Dance? and Dancing with the Stars.
Produced on October 10, 1979, in the Washington, D.C., place to a musical family, Ma Marie Harrison studied dancing during youth. She was educated by tapper and choreographer Savion Glover in the Dance Theater of Harlem and was subsequently featured in a special Kennedy Center solo performance.
Her first track reached the No. 2 position on the R&B charts, and she’d another Top 5 single with “Movin’ On.” Both music videos for the songs featured her dancing abilities, which will figure prominently in future clips at the same time.
Ma turned to film work singing the exceptionally memorable refrain to the Grammy-nominated “Ghetto Supastar (That Is That Which You Are),” featuring rappers Pras and Ol’ Dirty Bastard and appearing about the Bulworth soundtrack.
In 2001, within the music for movie Moulin Rouge,Ma—along with Pink, Christina Aquilera, Lil’ Kim and producer Missy Elliott—remade “Lady Marmalade,” initially made famous by the group LaBelle, with Patti Labelle. The “Marmalade” remake won a Grammy and visited the very best of the graphs.
After having a little part in 1999’s In Too Deep, Ma again appeared to the big screen, this time in 2002’s Oscar-winning Chicago using a character as Mona–a scorned, jailed girl who dances and sings within the “Cell Block Tango.” Other movie jobs followed over time, including Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Cursed (2005) as well as The Penthouse (2009).
In 2003, Ma released her third record, Moodring, which featured the Top 20 single “My Love Is Like … Wo,” another ditty written and produced by Elliott.
After confronting label chaos, Ma was likely to set forth Liberation on Motown in 2007, but the record got leaked in Japan, with crowds there clamoring for added tunes. She preferred to set up her very own indie label and release Sugar and Spice in Japan in late 2008.
Domestically, 2009 found the launch of the mixed tapes Best of Both Worlds and Attractiveness in the Roads, as well as in 2011 she offered up the record K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple).
Ma in addition has done various television work within the span of her career, including a stint to the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars, where she was among the show’s three finalists.