He is seen as one of the most successful artists to come out of a reality TV show.Lemar has also won two Brit Awards and three MOBO Awards to date and released his fifth studio album in 2012.
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His record deal with BMG fell through in less than a year due to restructuring at the record label.
Lemar was most notably brought to public attention on the BBC's Fame Academy in 2002, a combination of a talent quest and reality television show.
He made the finals of the show winning plaudits for his version of "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and singing a duet with Lionel Richie on "Easy".
He was 17 when he had his first concert at the Junior Jam at 'The Temple' in Tottenham supporting Usher.
Later on he gave up an opportunity to study pharmacy at Cardiff University to pursue a musical career.
Lemar had some success supporting various artists such as Destiny's Child, Total, Uncle Sam and Usher Raymond on their UK club tours and after some years, managed to secure a recording contract with BMG.Following this, he released his debut single "Got Me Saying Ooh".Lemar Obika (born 4 April 1978), professionally known simply as Lemar, is an English R&B singer–songwriter and record producer.Lemar has had a run of chart success in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.He rose to fame after finishing in third place on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy, which was won by songwriter David Sneddon.Since then, Lemar has had seven top ten UK singles and sold over two million albums.