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Tamia


Tamia Washington-Hill (born May 9, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian R&B singer. She is noted for her spinto mezzo-soprano, a rangy three octaves, capable of both dark contralto depths and angelic soprano highs. Tamia has released three albums since her discovery by Quincy Jones in 1995, at the age of nineteen: 1998's Tamia, 2000's A Nu Day, and 2004's More. All achieved moderate success on R&B charts and urban radio, but failed to achieve mainstream success. Tamia has since split from her label and has released a new album, Between Friends independently.
She also created the Original Soundtrack of the film Honey. Her latest release is "A Gift Between Friends," which includes all of "Between Friends" and a three-song bonus CD of holiday songs.

She is married to the NBA basketball player Grant Hill.

2) Tamia also refers to an experimental/avant-garde vocalist who has collaborated with Pierre Favre.


Updated current biography on May 21, 2009 @ 9:57 AM PST

Born: May 9, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Styles: Urban, Contemporary R&B, Retro-Soul

Biography:

Tamia is an urban R&B singer/songwriter who released her self-titled debut album in the spring of 1998. A native of Canada, Tamia got an early start in the music industry, singing on "You Put a Move on My Heart," the first single from Quincy Jones' 1994 hit album Q's Jook Joint, when she was only a teenager. That paved the way for the release of her debut album in 1998.

Tamia was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. As a child, she took acting and singing lessons, eventually performing in a number of local choirs and theatrical presentations. She soon earned a reputation and several awards, including the YTV Vocal Achievement Award in 1993. The following year, she won the Steve Ross Music Scholarship at the American Academy of Achievement's Annual Salute to Excellence in 1994. That same year, she attended a party her manager Brenda Richie held for Luther Vandross. At that party, she met Quincy Jones, who became taken with Tamia's talent. By the end of the year, she had sung "You Put a Move on My Heart" for Jones' new album, Q's Jook Joint. The song became a Top Ten R&B hit and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance; another song on the album, a duet with Babyface entitled "Slow Jams," was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. She also sang "Missing You" with Brandy, Gladys Knight, and Chaka Khan on the soundtrack for the 1995 film Set It Off. "Missing You" was also nominated for a Grammy, making for a total of three nominations for Tamia before she had even released an album.

Such exposure, plus nominations from the NAACP Image Awards and the Soul Train Music Awards, made Tamia a hot commodity in the music industry. She carefully crafted her debut album over the course of 1996 and 1997, taking time out to play a small role in Speed II: Cruise Control in 1997; she also sang "Make Tonight Beautiful" for the soundtrack. Tamia finally released her debut album, Tamia, in April 1998. The album boasted an impressive list of collaborators and producers, including Jermaine Dupri, Keith Crouch, Tim Kelly & Bob Robinson, Stevie J., Mario Wynans, and Quincy Jones. Two years later and newly signed to Elektra, Tamia released her sophomore effort A Nu Day, featuring production collaborations from Missy Elliott, Dallas Austin, and Shep Crawford. The single "Stranger in My House" became a surprise Top Ten hit in 2001, and her second album for Elektra (Still) followed in 2004. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

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Song lyric Officially Missing You OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU Tamia
Song lyric Almost ALMOST Tamia
Song lyric Stuck STUCK Tamia
Song lyric Me ME Tamia
Song lyric The Way I Love You THE WAY I LOVE YOU Tamia
Song lyric Last First Kiss LAST FIRST KISS Tamia
Song lyric Into You INTO YOU Tamia
Song lyric Still STILL Tamia
Song lyric Day Dreaming DAY DREAMING Tamia
Song lyric Happy HAPPY Tamia
Song lyric Smile SMILE Tamia
Song lyric Questions QUESTIONS Tamia
Song lyric So Into You SO INTO YOU Tamia
Song lyric Careless Whisper CARELESS WHISPER Tamia
Song lyric Why Ask Why WHY ASK WHY Tamia
Song lyric I'm Yours Lately I'M YOURS LATELY Tamia
Song lyric Poetry POETRY Tamia
Song lyric Whispers WHISPERS Tamia
Song lyric Tomorrow TOMORROW Tamia
Song lyric More MORE Tamia
Song lyric Mr. Cool MR. COOL Tamia
Song lyric Can't Get Enough Of You CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOU Tamia
Song lyric Imagination IMAGINATION Tamia
Song lyric Who Do You Tell? WHO DO YOU TELL? Tamia
Song lyric Never Gonna Let You Go NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO Tamia
Song lyric If I Were You IF I WERE YOU Tamia
Song lyric Can't Go For That CAN'T GO FOR THAT Tamia
Song lyric Can't Go For That (Album Version) CAN'T GO FOR THAT (ALBUM VERSION) Tamia
Song lyric Can't Go For That (Jonathan Peters' Club Mix @ 133 BPM) CAN'T GO FOR THAT (JONATHAN PETERS' CLUB MIX @ 133 BPM) Tamia
Song lyric Can't Go For That (Jonathan Peters' Sound Factory Mix @ 127 BPM) CAN'T GO FOR THAT (JONATHAN PETERS' SOUND FACTORY MIX @ 127 BPM) Tamia
Song lyric Can't Go For That (Jonathan Peters' Trance Mix) CAN'T GO FOR THAT (JONATHAN PETERS' TRANCE MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Can't Go For That (Remix) CAN'T GO FOR THAT (REMIX) Tamia
Song lyric Can't No Man CAN'T NO MAN Tamia
Song lyric Dance my dreams DANCE MY DREAMS Tamia
Song lyric Dear John DEAR JOHN Tamia
Song lyric Falling For You FALLING FOR YOU Tamia
Song lyric Go GO Tamia
Song lyric Gotta Move On GOTTA MOVE ON Tamia
Song lyric Imagination (Album Version Without Rap) IMAGINATION (ALBUM VERSION WITHOUT RAP) Tamia
Song lyric Imagination (Album Version) IMAGINATION (ALBUM VERSION) Tamia
Song lyric Interlude INTERLUDE Tamia
Song lyric Into You [Amended Version] INTO YOU [AMENDED VERSION] Tamia
Song lyric Into You [Explicit Version] INTO YOU [EXPLICIT VERSION] Tamia
Song lyric Is That You? IS THAT YOU? Tamia
Song lyric It's A Party IT'S A PARTY Tamia
Song lyric Its A Party ITS A PARTY Tamia
Song lyric Leave It Smokin' LEAVE IT SMOKIN' Tamia
Song lyric Long Distance Love LONG DISTANCE LOVE Tamia
Song lyric Love And I LOVE AND I Tamia
Song lyric Love Me In A Special Way LOVE ME IN A SPECIAL WAY Tamia
Song lyric Loving You Still LOVING YOU STILL Tamia
Song lyric Loving You Still (Instrumental) LOVING YOU STILL (INSTRUMENTAL) Tamia
Song lyric Loving You Still (Radio Edit) LOVING YOU STILL (RADIO EDIT) Tamia
Song lyric Make Tonight Beautiful MAKE TONIGHT BEAUTIFUL Tamia
Song lyric Missing You (Acappella Mellow Mix) MISSING YOU (ACAPPELLA MELLOW MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Missing You (Radio Version) MISSING YOU (RADIO VERSION) Tamia
Song lyric Mr Cool MR COOL Tamia
Song lyric Officially Missing You [Album Version] OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU [ALBUM VERSION] Tamia
Song lyric Officially Missing You [Felix's Hechtic Club Mix] OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU [FELIX'S HECHTIC CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Officially Missing You [Felix's Hechtic Dub Mix] OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU [FELIX'S HECHTIC DUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Officially Missing You [MIDI Mafia Remix] OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU [MIDI MAFIA REMIX] Tamia
Song lyric Officially Missing You [Rizzo Global Club Mix] OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU [RIZZO GLOBAL CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Officially Missing You [Rizzo Sexy Radio] OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU [RIZZO SEXY RADIO] Tamia
Song lyric On My Way ON MY WAY Tamia
Song lyric Protect My Heart PROTECT MY HEART Tamia
Song lyric Question QUESTION Tamia
Song lyric Rain On Me RAIN ON ME Tamia
Song lyric Show Me Love SHOW ME LOVE Tamia
Song lyric Spend My Life With You SPEND MY LIFE WITH YOU Tamia
Song lyric Still [D F a Mix] STILL [D F A MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Still [DJ Spinna Club Mix] STILL [DJ SPINNA CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Still [E-Smoove Mix] STILL [E-SMOOVE MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Still [Johnick/FTL Club Mix] STILL [JOHNICK/FTL CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Still [Kenny G Club Mix] STILL [KENNY G CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Still [Lenny B. Club Mix] STILL [LENNY B. CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Still [Mr. Mig Break Mix] STILL [MR. MIG BREAK MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Still [Mr. Mig Club Mix] STILL [MR. MIG CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House STRANGER IN MY HOUSE Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Album Version) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (ALBUM VERSION) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (HQ2 Club Mix Acappella) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (HQ2 CLUB MIX ACAPPELLA) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (HQ2 Club Mix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (HQ2 CLUB MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (HQ2 Radio Mix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (HQ2 RADIO MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Maurice's Club Anthem) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (MAURICE'S CLUB ANTHEM) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Maurices Soul Radio Mix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (MAURICES SOUL RADIO MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Maurices' Club Radio Mix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (MAURICES' CLUB RADIO MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Mike Rizzos Radio Mix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (MIKE RIZZOS RADIO MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Original Radio Edit) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (ORIGINAL RADIO EDIT) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (So So Def Radio Mix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (SO SO DEF RADIO MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (So So Def Remix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (SO SO DEF REMIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Thunderous Club Mix) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (THUNDEROUS CLUB MIX) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger In My House (Thunderpuss Radio Version) STRANGER IN MY HOUSE (THUNDERPUSS RADIO VERSION) Tamia
Song lyric Stranger in My House [Global Club Mix] STRANGER IN MY HOUSE [GLOBAL CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Tell Me Who TELL ME WHO Tamia
Song lyric Tell Me Who (Album Version) TELL ME WHO (ALBUM VERSION) Tamia
Song lyric Tell Me Who It Was TELL ME WHO IT WAS Tamia
Song lyric Tell Me Who [Global Club Mix] TELL ME WHO [GLOBAL CLUB MIX] Tamia
Song lyric Theres A Strange In My House THERES A STRANGE IN MY HOUSE Tamia
Song lyric Things I Collected THINGS I COLLECTED Tamia
Song lyric This Time It's Love THIS TIME IT'S LOVE Tamia
Song lyric Too Grown TOO GROWN Tamia
Song lyric Un'h...To You UN'H...TO YOU Tamia
Song lyric Wanna Be WANNA BE Tamia
Song lyric When A Woman WHEN A WOMAN Tamia
Song lyric Who Do You Tell WHO DO YOU TELL Tamia
Song lyric You Put A Move On My Hear YOU PUT A MOVE ON MY HEAR Tamia
Song lyric You Put A Move On My Heart YOU PUT A MOVE ON MY HEART Tamia