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Tamia

"Tamia Washington-Hill" (born "Tamia ReneƩ Washington" on May 9 1976), known professionally as "Tamia", is a Canadian R&B singer. She is married to NBA basketball player Grant Hill.

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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.

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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...

Background solo singer
Born May 9 1976
Origin Windsor, Ontario
Genre Rhythm and blues
Occupation Singer, dancer
Years active 1995–present
website Official site
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia