Six-time Grammy nominated recording artist Tamia, began honing her stellar voice when she was still a child growing up in Canada. Living near the boogie down city of Detroit, the then-budding talent was exposed to that city’s rich musical history through its deep gospel tradition and booming Motown sound.
From her brilliant debut single “You Put A Move on My Heart,” produced by the legendary Quincy Jones, to her more recent success, Tamia possesses both hypnotic charm and a timeless voice. In her accomplished career Tamia has worked with a diverse roster of talent including Babyface, Barry White, Missy Elliott, Rodney Jerkins, Gladys Knight, Brandy, Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Gerald LeVert and a host of others.
In 2003 she reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Into You” featuring Fabolous. With the release of her fifth studio album “Beautiful Surprise” in stores August 28th, Tamia aurally explores various genres of music, blending her special passion with each style and making them her own.
UrbanBridgez.com has your First Look, Exclusive peek at the tracklisting below. Producers on the new album include Salaam Remi, Claude Kelly, Carvin & Ivan, Shep Crawford, Jazmine Sullivan and The Runners. The title track is currently doing great at radio and the video for the single arrives Tuesday. The video features Tamia‘s husband NBA All-Star Grant Hill as the leading man, the first time he’s appeared in one of his wife’s videos. The video will premiere on VH1 Soul and will also be the New Joint of The Day on BET’s 106 & Park, where Tamia and Grant are expected to walk it on Wednesday.
Tamia will also be keeping busy with promoting her up-coming album and UrbanBridgez.com can confirm some of those appearances and performances which include; TV One’s Verses & Flow, BET’s Culture List, A show for WBLS in New York on July 26th, Russell Simmons “Art For Life Gala” in The Hamptons on July 28th and Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series the week of release. Tamia will also be apart of something very special in early July, however it’s a “beautiful surprise” so you’ll just have to wait and see!
If that’s not enough, Tamia will be hitting the road starting in mid-July through-out the end of August on the Beautiful Surprise tour! Some of the cities confirmed include Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Indianapolis, Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and more. Stay tuned for dates and ticket information.
Tamia is making a strong come-back and we at UB are excited to have her back!
First look: “Beautiful Surprise” Official Tracklisting (subject to change)
Lose My Mind
Give Me You
It’s Not Fair
Believe In Love
Is It Over Yet
Love I’m Yours
Still Love You
Because of You