At the age of 16, Teairra Mari was signed to Def Jam and released her first album, Teairra Marí.
Teairra Marí worked with Jay-Z in his first collaboration project since becoming president of Def Jam Records, to create “Make Her Feel Good” along with producer Sean Garrett, the lead single from her debut album on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam that reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the R&B charts. It was heavily played on BET. The second single “No Daddy” had a video that led to commercial success on MTV. The video spent sixteen days on Total Request Live, reaching number four. She also made cameo apparences in various videos such as Biggie (“Nasty Girl”), 3LW (“Feelin You”) Jay-Z (“Show Me What You Got”) and played the leading lady in Sammie’s video for “You Should Be My Girl”. Teairra Marí’s first album, Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Marí, was released on August 2, 2005 and was produced by Brian Michael Cox, Darkchild, Cool And Dre, Blackout Movement, The Trackboyz, Kwame and was co-executive produced by Sean Garrett. The album reached the #5 position on the Billboard 200 album chart and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts while modeling and doing ads for the Roca Wear campaign. The album sold 248,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan, as of November 11, 2009.
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