Tamia (actually Tamia Washington -Hill, born May 9, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario as Reneé Tamia Washington), is a Canadian R & B singer.


At the age of 6 years Tamia began in the Church in Windsor, Ontario to sing in a gospel choir. In order to develop her voice, she took singing lessons at age ten. After some minor talent competitions, she won, among others, the 1993 YTV Vocal Achievement Award, a Canadian Broadcasting price. In 1994 she won in Los Angeles during an awards show to the attention of Brenda Richie and Quincy Jones. A year later, at age 19, she took on Quincy Jones ' Q's Jook Joint album the song You Put A Move On My Heart on, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996. In the same year she took for the soundtrack of the movie Set If Off to the song Missing You, along with Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan, which was also nominated for a Grammy. A third Grammy nomination she had in the category "Best R & B Performance By A Duo with Vocal " along with Babyface for the song Slow Jams.

In 1998, she released her first solo album entitled Tamia, followed in 2001 by the album A Nu Day. This included their biggest hit Stranger In My House. In 2005, the album was released in Germany More.

On July 24, 1999, she married American basketball player Grant Hill, with whom she has a daughter.





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