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Tamia is a Canadian R&B singer who is married to NBA Superstar Grant Hill. Both are blessed with a daughter Myla Grace Hill.
In real life, Tamia Marilyn Washington professionally known as Tamiawas born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on May 9, 1975. Singing was not new to Tamia, she begun singing in church at the age of 6 and by the age of 10 she enrolled on a vocal lesson in their hometown. While growing up listening to Whitney Houston sing, at first she only aspired to be a coach. But on a recent trip to Los Angeles caught her the attention of super producer Quincy Jones on 1994.
At the age of 19, she recorded vocals with Quincy Jones' song "You Put A Move On My Heart" for the latter's album Q's Jook Joint. Later, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award and later that year more singing opportunities rose after where she earned three more Grammy Nominations. Until on 1998, she released her self-titled album Tamia.
Awards & Certifications
|1993||YTV Vocal Achievement Award||Awardee|
|1994||Steve Ross Music Scholarship Award||Awardee|
|1996||Newsweek Magazine||Ten New Faces to Watch|
|1994||Grammy Award||Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "You Put A Move On My Heart"|
|1994||Grammy Award||Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group for "Slow Jams"|
|1994||Grammy Award||Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Missing You"|
|2000||Grammy Award||Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group for "Spend My Life|
|2000||Nu Day||Certified Gold|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B||The Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|2003||Officially Missing You||More|
|2001||Stranger In My House||A Nu Day|
|2001||Tell Me Who||A Nu Day|
|2000||Can't Go For That||A Nu Day|
|1999||Loving You Still||Tamia|
|1998||So Into You||Tamia|
Tours & Concerts
There are no current tours and concerts for Tamia
Her latest album Between Friends is scheduled to released on November 14, 2006.
Released: April 14, 1998
Released: October 10, 2000
Released: April 6, 2004
Released: November 14, 2006
Label: Image Entertainment
|Still||October 12, 2004||Atlantic|
|Officially Missing You||July, 08, 2003||Elektra|
|Stranger in My House||March, 27, 2001||Elektra/Asylum|
|Can't Go for That||August, 29, 2000||Elektra/Asylum|
|Loving You Still||February, 02, 1999||Warner Bros.|
|So into You||March, 02, 1999||Wea International|
|Imagination||March, 03, 1998||Warner Bros.|
|So into You||June, 23, 1998||Warner Bros.|
- Tamia met her husband, Grant Hill through singer Anita Baker.
- Tamia is the eldest of four children in the family.
- Her mother is black and her biological father was a French-Canadian.