A local of Canada, modern R&B singer and songwriter Tamia got an early on begin in the music industry, singing for the Fishing rod Temperton-penned “You Place a Move ahead My Heart,” the very first one from Quincy Jones’ 1994 strike album Q’s Jook Joint, when she was just an adolescent. That paved just how for the discharge of her debut record in 1998. Tamia was created and elevated in Windsor, Ontario. As a kid, she took performing and performing lessons, eventually executing in several regional choirs and theatrical presentations. She shortly earned a popularity and several honours, like the YTV Vocal Accomplishment Award in 1993. The next year, she earned the Steve Ross Music Scholarship or grant on the American Academy of Achievement’s Annual Salute to Superiority in 1994. That same 12 months, she attended a celebration her supervisor Brenda Richie kept for Luther Vandross. At that party, she fulfilled Quincy Jones, who became used with Tamia’s skill. By the finish of the entire year, she experienced sung “You Place a Move ahead My Center” for Jones’ fresh recording, Q’s Jook Joint. The track became a high Ten R&B strike and gained her a Grammy nomination for Greatest Feminine R&B Vocal Efficiency; another song for the record, a duet with Babyface entitled “Decrease Jams,” was nominated for Greatest R&B Performance by way of a Duo or Group. She also sang “Missing You” with Brandy, Gladys Knight, and Chaka Khan for the soundtrack for the 1995 film Established It Off. “Lacking You” was also nominated to get a Grammy, producing for a complete of three nominations for Tamia before she got also released an record. Such publicity, plus nominations through the NAACP Image Honours and the Spirit Train Music Honours, produced Tamia a popular commodity within the music sector. She thoroughly crafted her debut record during the period of 1996 and 1997, acquiring time out to try out a small function in Rate II: Luxury cruise Control in 1997; she also sang “Make Tonight Gorgeous” for the soundtrack. Tamia finally released her debut record, Tamia, in Apr 1998. The record boasted an extraordinary set of collaborators and manufacturers, including Jermaine Dupri, Keith Crouch, Tim Kelly and Bob Robinson, Stevie J., Mario Winans, and Quincy Jones. It peaked at quantity 18 on Billboard’s R&B graph. Two years later on and newly authorized to Elektra, Tamia released her second recording, A Nu Day time, featuring creation collaborations from Missy Elliott, Dallas Austin, and Shep Crawford. The solitary “Stranger in my own Home” became a shock Top Ten Warm 100 strike, which helped drive the recording into the TOP from the R&B graph. Even more (Elektra, 2004) and Between Close friends (Picture Entertainment, 2006) taken care of the streak of TOP R&B albums. Gorgeous Shock (Plus 1, 2012) was led by its name track, the video that presented the singer’s longtime spouse, professional basketball participant Give Hill. The solitary was nominated for any Grammy award within the category of Greatest R&B Track and resulted in a recording agreement using the Def Jam label. Like Existence (2015), the singer’s 6th studio recording, was led by “Sandwich along with a Soda pop,” a cooperation with Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder.
Full Name Tamia
Date Of Birth May 9, 1975
Height 1.69 m
Profession Actor, Entrepreneur, Investor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Gospel singer, Art collector
Spouse Grant Hill
Children Myla Grace Hill, Lael Rose Hill
Parents Barbara Washington
Siblings Trajan Washington, Tajhee Washington, Tiras Washington
Music Songs Officially Missing You, Stranger in My House, So Into You, Still, Missing You, Stuck With Me, Can't Get Enough, Beautiful Surprise, Almost, Me, Sandwich and a Soda, Into You, Give Me You, Loving You Still, Can't Go for That, Tell Me Who, Questions, Imagination, If I Were You, Never Gonna Let You Go, Love Falls Over Me, Make Tonight Beautiful, Can't Get Enough of You, Rain on Me, Can't No Man, Un'h... To You, Love I'm Yours, The Way I Love You, Sittin' on the Job, Have to Go Through It, This Time It's Love, You Put a Move on My Heart
Albums Love Life, Beautiful Surprise, Between Friends, More, A Nu Day, Tamia, Solitudes
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Movies Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Speed 2: Cruise Control
Welcomed second child a daughter Lael Rose on August 9, 2007.
Tamia and Grant are expecting their second baby in August 2007.
On an episode of Extra (1994), her husband Grant Hill revealed that she was diagnosed, nearly two years ago, with Multiple Sclerosis. She wanted to come out to the public with her illness to help raise awareness for National MS Society. She joins other celebrities, like Richard Pryor, Teri Garr, Annette Funicello and Montel Williams, who suffer from the crippling disease. [May 2005]
Mother is black, biological father was a French-Canadian.
Welcomed first child a daughter Myla Grace on January 23, 2002. The baby weighed 7lbs. 6oz.