Monday, December 10, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Tamia
R &B singer Tamia Washington was noticed very early in her career by one of the biggest players in the music industry. The early success almost sunk her but she has found a reliable producer and works well with him. She was born May 9, 1975 in Windsor, ON. She took singing & acting lessons as a child and won the Steve Ross Music Scholarship in 1993. Steve Ross was Chairman of Warners. This got her invited to a party in Los Angeles for Luther Vandross in 1994. She was spotted by Quincy Jones and he proceeded to have her sing You Put A Move On My Heart on Q's Juke Joint. The song was a monster hit and earned Tamia a solo contract with Qwest Records. Her 1998 debut CD Tamia did well but she was having creative disagreements with Jones and she moved to Elektra for her second CD A Nu Day in 2000. Meanwhile, Anita Baker introduced Tamia to NBA superstar Grant Hill and the two were married on July 24, 1999. They now have two children. She first worked with producer Shep Crawford on A Nu Day and that has turned into a very good partnership. Crawford started out in the gospel music business in Florida. The 2004 CD More was delayed because Tamia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The CD did well and Questions was the third single. It was written & produced by R. Kelly. She returned to working again mostly with Crawford on her latest CD Between Friends on Image Entertainment. Tamia's music continues to do very well on the R & B charts and her videos are popular because she is gorgeous. I like her voice. It has more substance than some other popular singers. Here's the video for Questions by Tamia.