Teena Marie net worth: Teena Marie was born in Santa Monica, California in March 1956 and passed away in December 2010. She was involved in the music genres of R&B and soul music among others and collaborated with her pal Rick James. Marie was nicknamed the “Ivory Queen of Soul” and also played rhythm guitar and keyboards. Her debut studio album Wild and Peaceful was released in 1979. Marie had four records certified Gold and another record accredited Platinum. Teena Marie passed away on December 26, 2010 at 54 years old.
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.