"Tamia Washington-Hill" (born "Tamia Reneé Washington" on May 9 1976), known professionally as "Tamia", is a Canadian R&B singer. She is married to NBA basketball player Grant Hill.
Tamia was born in Windsor, Ontario Canada She began singing in church at the age of six. By the age of ten, she signed up for vocal lessons, then a young lyric soprano. She gained secular experience singing pop songs such as Whitney Houston's "You Give Good Love". Through puberty, her voice matured into a spinto mezzo-soprano, a rangy three octaves, capable of both dark contralto depths and angelic soprano highs. Tamia only aspired to be a vocal coach, but a chance trip brought her to Los Angeles where she caught the attention of Brenda Richie and Quincy Jones at a 1994 awards show.
In 1995 at the age of nineteen, Tamia recorded vocals for a Quincy Jones' song "You Put A Move On My Heart" from his ''Q's Jook Joint'' album. Jones released the song as a single in 1996, and it was nominated for a Grammy Award. Later that year, Tamia participated in another collaboration, "Missing You", a single from the ''Set It Off'' soundtrack which also featured R&B/pop singer Brandy and fema...
|Born||May 9 1976|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|