Singer Omarion is no longer on Columbia Records. A source at the label confirmed to the BV Buzz that the Sony imprint decided to drop the former B2K lead singer. Omarion (real name: Omari Ishmael Grandberry) signed as a solo artist to Columbia Records after B2K broke up in December 2003. His boy band was actually signed to Sony’s Epic division.
The 23-year-old singer released two solo CDs for the record company, including 2005’s ‘O’ and 2006’s ‘21.’ Both albums were certified gold. In December of 2007, Omarion partnered with rapper Bow Wow on the CD, ‘Face Off.’ To date, the set has sold 341,137 units according to SoundScan. As an actor, Omarion starred in the films ‘You Got Served,’ ‘Fat Albert,’ ‘Feel The Noise’ and the straight-to-DVD release, ‘Somebody Help Me.’
The personable star was also a series regular on Marques Houston’s former UPN sitcom, ‘Cuts.’ No word on what the singer’s plans are for life after Columbia Records.