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Fact Sheet

Musical genre:R&B  
Birthday5 May 1975 (42)
Birthplace  Canada
Tamia is an American R&B singer who first debuted in 1996 as a featured vocalist on Quincy Jones' single, "You Put A Move On My Heart."

Since then, she has released three albums of her own, the most famous of which was her sophomore album, 2000's A Nu Day. It featured the smash hit "Stranger In My House,", which introduced Tamia to a new audience thanks to its immensely popular dance remix, which received far more radio airplay in America than the original, nu soul-flavored album version.

Tamia is also known for her 1996 pop and R&B hit, "Missing You", from the Set It Off soundtrack. Along with Tamia, Brandy, Gladys Knight, and Chaka Khan performed the song, which peacked in the top 30 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.

Most recently, the chorus from Tamia's "So Into You" was sampled and used in Fabolous' 2003 hit, "Into You". With the success of that single, and Tamia's appearance in its music video, Tamia's mainstream popuarity grew again.

In 2003, Tamia also released her third album, which has spawned the singles "Officially Missing You" and "Questions". So far, they have both performed as successfully on urban radio as any of her previous singles. Neither, however, has crossed over to mainstream radio. Nevertheless, Tamia's popularity has managed to maintain itself despite her relatively lackluster performance on American mainstream radio, so it may only be a matter of time before Tamia becomes a household name.