All the real Tamia fans out there should certainly enjoy this fun lil video clip of the songstress singing a quick cover of Bruno Mars’ hit single “Locked Out of Heaven.” Claude Kelly behind the lens / random deep adlibs.
Take a look below…
Grammy week is in full swing, and the stars were out Wednesday night. Essence Magazine held their 4th annual ‘Black Women In Music’ event at Greystone Manor Supperclub in West Hollywood. The party honored Solange Knowles and rising British songbird Lianne La Havas as “Breakthrough Artist.”
Many of R&B’s leading ladies and some newcomers were in attendance including Tamia, Jill Scott, Estelle, Kelis, Dawn Richard, Leah LaBelle, and Bridget Kelly. Solange performed some new material off her acclaimed EP ‘True,’ and was joined onstage by her collaborator Devonté “Dev” Hynes and Earth Wind & Fire’s Verdine White.
But it wasn’t just a ladies night as some of their male peers celebrated the special event as well, including Tank, Bilal, Mario and Eric Benét. Check out HipHollywoods video recap above, photos below, and additionally some footage of Solange performing a cover of Selena’s “I Could Fall In Love.”
Before the Holidays, Tamia stopped by the SiriusXM studios for a special “Up Close & Personal” event performance. In this clip the Grammy-nominated singer performs her song, “Still,” in front of an intimate audience of fans, which was broadcast live on the commercial-free Adult R&B channel, Heart & Soul.
As 2012 comes to a close we love to reflect on all the great music that was released this year. Although there are mixed opinions on if R&B is still a strong genre, one thing is for sure, there was a lot of great R&B music released this year, from many artists helping to keep the genre alive. You know the big singles and probably have some favorite albums cuts, but this list here shines light on 12 songs that you might have missed in 2012. The list is in no particular order… Check out ’12 Great R&B Songs, You Might Have Missed in 2012′ below!
Tamia‘s comeback has been kind of quiet, but truth be told she has a very good new album, and she will be lighting up stages as the opening act on R. Kelly’s new “Single Ladies” Tour. If you need any reassurance check out this performance from the opening show on Saturday night in Columbia, South Carolina. The R&B diva shined bright with a stirring performance of her massive hit song “Stranger In My House.”
R&B veterans Eric Benet and Tamia took their talents to TV One’s “Verses & Flow” this week. If you missed it, watch the show below as the beautiful Tamia graces the stage with her hot single “Beautiful Surprise” (4:25 mark). Eric delivers a rousing performance of his latest single “Harriett Jones” (10:25 mark), and then join forces with the angelic songstress for their timeless duet “Spend My Life With You” (18:15 mark).
Since her 1995 debut R&B songstress Tamia has been winning fans and warming souls with her five octave range vocals and hit songs. A successful career, strong relationship, loving husband and beautiful family have kept the singer balanced and in high spirits as she ventures into the release of her fifth studio album, Beautiful Surprise. The aptly titled project, her second independent LP, is a testament to life’s ups and downs. She worked with a strong team such as frequent collaborator Shep Crawford, The Runners, Salaam Remi, Carvin & Ivan and co-executive producer Claude Kelly.
ThisisRnB TV recently caught up with Tamia in New York City for a candid interview. In regards to the recording process of the new album Tamia simply explained, “When it comes together, and you’re working with the right people…it just feels right, and it comes easy.”
On collaborating with multi-Grammy nominated hitmaker Claude Kelly for the whole album. “We didn’t meet up together, and have a therapy session (laughs) … it was sort of just a conversation that you would have with your friends, sitting down, and next thing you know, we are supposed to be writing but we are just chatting… it was just easy.”
Becoming an independent artist has its many positives and negatives as she has been learning. “Is it a fine line sometimes, Yes, as the boss and as the artist, sometimes they conflict, sometimes I just wish I was the artist and I didn’t know how much this was costing me, or I didn’t know how much I needed to sell in order to break even. But, I’d much rather know whats going on. I’d much rather know where the money is being spent and how much I am going to make at the end of the day.”
Tamia also shared what she connects with most on record – lyrics or melody. And as a bonus in this clip she also shares the story behind cutting her massive 2001 hit song “Stranger In My House.”
Order Tamia’s new album Beautiful Surprise here.