Tamia Washington-Hill (born Tamia ReneÃ© 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...
Background solo singer
Born May 9 1976
Origin Windsor, Ontario Genre Rhythm and blues Occupation Singer, dancer
Years active 1995–present
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