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Sisqó

Biography

Even just before Sisqó became an over night superstar in summer 2000 using the infamous “Thong Song,” he was simply no stranger to success. Few may have identified his name, but his tone of voice was without doubt familiar, since he was an associate from the massively effective ’90s R&B group Dru Hill. In 2000, though, Sisqó finally became children name because of his debut single recording, Unleash the Dragon. “Thong Music” and its own scandalous however ubiquitous video on MTV propelled the recording to the very best of the graphs, accompanied by another large hit, “Imperfect.” By the finish of 2000, Sisqó had not been just a music celebrity but additionally a phenomenon due to his youthful appears, well developed body, trendy clothes, and stylish locks — and his omnipresence on MTV certainly didn’t hurt. Annually after “Thong Music” 1st blew up, Sisqó came back along with his second recording, Come back of Dragon, and got also prearranged a startling amount of performing possibilities, which reaffirmed his celebrity position, though his recognition waned the next decade. A long time before Sisqó dyed his locks and tattooed his body, he was created Tag Andrews in Baltimore, Maryland. He co-founded the group Dru Hill in 1995 with senior high school close friends Jazz, Nokio, and Woody, and noticed their debut recording released in 1996, immediately significant for Keith Sweat’s creation function. But Dru Hill quickly became noteworthy themselves with “Inform Me,” an enormous R&B hit. 2 yrs later on, in 1998, Sisqó once again graced the airwaves with the next Dru Hill recording, Enter the Dru. Following the achievement of this recording, it didn’t consider miss the young musician to bounce back again the following summer months with his single record, Unleash the Dragon. The album’s strike singles propelled it to multi-platinum achievement, setting up the stage for Sisqó’s forays into performing. He first made an appearance within the teenage comedy OVERCOME It, before putting your signature on a development cope with NBC tv along with a five-picture cope with Miramax. Pursuing commercially effective guest performances on DMX’s “What These B*****s Want” and Lil’ Kim’s “JUST HOW MANY Licks,” which held him in the limelight while he spent amount of time in the studio room, Sisqó re-emerged in the summertime of 2001 with Come back of Dragon, his try to verify that “Thong Melody” wasn’t only a novelty achievement. Featuring creation by Teddy Riley over the business lead single, “MAY I Live,” the record certainly seemed located for mammoth achievement. And when the music wasn’t powerful more than enough, Def Soul’s advertising barrage, again offering a great deal of MTV publicity and an intense targeting from the teenage audience, made certain the album’s achievement. Though there have been extra stints with Dru Hill (including albums released in 2002 and 2010), and a handful of looks in reality Television shows, it might be some 14 years before Sisqó released another single recording. By the end of 2014, he announced that he previously finished the ultimate launch in his “dragon trilogy.” Last Dragon was released the following Feb through Massenburg Press.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sisqó
Height 1.63 m
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Dancer
Education Baltimore City College, Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
Nationality American
Children Ryu Andrews, Shaione Andrews
Parents Carolyn Andrews, Alonzo Andrews
Siblings Donisha Althavean Andrews
Partner Elizabeth Pham, Elizabeth Pham
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, Billboard Music Award for R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist of the Year, Billboard Music Award for R&B/Hip-Hop Male Artist of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Male New Artist of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Male Artist, World Music Award for World's Best Selling R&B Male, World Music Award for World’s Best R&B Artist, Billboard Music Award for New R&B Hip Hop Singles Artist of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Singles Male Artist of the Year
Music Groups Dru Hill
Music Songs Thong Song, Incomplete, Dance for Me, Go to Get It, Can I Live, Your Love Is Incredible, Is Love Enough, How Can I Love U 2nite, So Sexual, You Are Everything Remix, Unleash the Dragon, Enchantment Passing Through, Dru World Order, Round & Round, Addicted, Breathtaker, Monsta, A-List, David Blaine, L.G.D.T., 2nite, Homewrecker, Off the Corner, Last Night, Not Afraid, Close Your Eyes, Infatuated, Without You, Got to Get to It, Intro, 2Nite, Last Dragon
Albums Unleash the Dragon, Return of Dragon, Last Dragon, The Last Dragon, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sisqó
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best R&B, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film, MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, MuchMusic Video Awards for International Video of the Year
Movies Surf School, Pieces of April, Snow Dogs, Get Over It, Island Def Jam Recording Presents: #1 Spot, Sisqo: Twenty Four Hours with Sisqo
TV Shows Gone Country, I Love the New Millennium


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#Fact
1 Preparing his new album for release called "The Last Dragon" [January 2006]
2 Released his second his solo CD [June 2001]
3 The name "Sisqo" was Andrews' nickname from his old neighborhood in Baltimore, as his childhood friends thought his light curly hair made him look Latino.
4 Sisqo's vocal style has a lot in common with that of K-Ci Hailey from the R&B group Jodeci. As such, several people, K-Ci included, have criticized Sisqo as having co-opted K-Ci's singing style wholesale, while Sisqo himself has gone on record many times naming K-Ci as his primary influence.
5 Sisqo's visual trademarks are his eclectic hair styles and his flamboyant stage costumes, which were regularly flashier than those of his group mates. Over his career as a recording artist, both with and without Dru Hill, Sisqo's hairstyles have included a bleached blond Caesar, a platinum-colored Caesar (colored with silver spray-paint), blond cornrows, and a neon-red dyed Caesar. Sisqo's flashy style has led to a widespread and longtime rumor that he might be gay or bisexual, allegations which he has consistently denied.
6 Has a development deal with NBC television and a five-picture deal with Miramax.
7 Member of the group Dru Hill.
8 Has his own record label, Dragon Records.
9 Has an older sister, Donisha (b. 1974) who is also his assistant.
10 Has a daughter named Shaione (b. 1995).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 writer: "Thong Song" - as Mark Andrews
Don Jon 2013 performer: "Thong Song" - as Sisqo
Celebrity Big Brother 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Video on Trial 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gavin & Stacey 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Copperfield: Tornado of Fire 2001 TV Special performer: "Thong Song"
Get Over It 2001 performer: "September"
Bette 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 performer: "Thong Song Uncensored" - as Sisqo / writer: "Thong Song Uncensored" - as M. Andrews
Soul Food 2000 TV Series performer: "Thong Song Remix"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Saturday Night Live 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daria 2000 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rush Hour 1998 writer: "How Deep Is Your Love" - as Mark Andrews

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Surf School 2006 Mo
Pieces of April 2003 Latrell (as SisQo)
Snow Dogs 2002 Dr. Rupert Brooks (as Sisqo)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2001 TV Series Vladimir Kortensky
Get Over It 2001 Dennis Wallace
Untitled Sisqo Project 2001 TV Movie
Linc's 2000 TV Series Silky-Silk

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sisqo: Thong Song 2000 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Real 2015 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
The Breakfast Club 2014 TV Series Himself
The Sisqo Kid 2013 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Wife Swap 2013 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Big Brother's Little Brother 2010 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Big Brother 2010 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
I Love the New Millennium 2008 TV Mini-Series Himself
Gone Country 2008 TV Series Himself
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
America's Most Talented Kids 2003 TV Series Himself - Judge
Soul Train 1996-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 30th Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder 2002 TV Special Himself (as Dru Hill)
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
CD:UK 2001 TV Series Himself
Party in the Park 2001 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
1st Annual BET Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music! 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2001 World Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Host
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Himself
Annie Goes to Hollywood 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza 2001 TV Movie Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself
Party in the Park 2000 2000 TV Special Performer
VH1: Men Strike Back 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The 2000 Radio Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Host
Cribs 2000 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2000 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Sisqó's Shakedown 2000 TV Series Himself - Host
Top of the Pops 1998-2000 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2000 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Politically Incorrect 2000 TV Series Himself
MTV Fashionably Loud: Spring Break, Cancun 2000 2000 TV Movie Himself - Performer
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
Sisqo: Thong Song 2000 Short Himself
Making the Video 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV 2 Large: New Years Eve 2000 1999 TV Special Himself
The Will Smith Music Video Collection 1999 Video documentary Himself (segment "Wild Wild West") (as Dru Hill)
The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself (as Dru Hill)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Accused
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist
2001 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Get Over It (2001)
2001 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Hairstyle Get Over It (2001)


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#Quote
1 I'm going to take in the R'n'B game with my next album.
2 A journalist reviewing Unleash the Dragon said I was a one hit wonder, but how can I be when I have released one solo album and two albums with Dru Hill and have every single reach platinum or gold status.
3 I'm the best R&B singer in the game right now.

#Trademark
1 His shiny silver hair

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