Tiffany Evans

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Tiffany Evans
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Background information
Also known as Tiff, Ms. Tiff
Born (1992-08-04) August 4, 1992 (age 22)
South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels Columbia (2004 — 2010)
Live Love Entertainment
(2012 — present)
Website tiffanyevansofficial.com

Tiffany Evans (born August 4, 1992) is an American singer and occasional actress.

Life and career[edit]

2003–06: Tiffany Evans EP[edit]

Tiffany Evans was born in New York City, in the Bronx, and is the seventh out of ten children born to Carol and Lonnie Evans. At one point she and her family had been living in their van for years. Evans got her first break on Showtime at the Apollo at the age of 9. In February 2003, in her Star Search appearance, Evans won the Grand Champion title in the junior singer division, becoming the only performer in Star Search history to receive perfect five scores on all of her appearances.[1] In the competition, Evans competed against fellow singers Lisa Tucker and David Archuleta, who both later appeared on American Idol. Evans has starred in an episode of Law & Order: SVU, playing actor Blair Underwood's daughter. That same year, she sang for executives at Columbia Records and was offered a recording contract deal at 10 years old. With her musical career already on the upswing, she landed a small role on CBS's The District and appeared in the 2005 film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

After signing with Columbia Records, her first single "Let Me Be Your Angel" was released in 2004 with a music video.[2] Soon after, her EP featuring eight tracks (all covers) and a bonus DVD was released.[3] The song was a minor R&B hit, peaking at #95 on the R&B chart. One additional single ("The Christmas Song") was digitally released, as well as her rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner." The album soon became scarce, as it was made available for a limited time at online retailers as well as the clothing store Limited Too!.[4] She began work on a new album, with a couple of digital singles (2005's "Thinkin' About"[5] and 2006's "Who I Am")[6] released.

2007–09: Debut album Tiffany Evans[edit]

She released her lead single "Promise Ring" featuring Grammy-winning R&B singer Ciara. The song failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, although it charted at #66 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. A second single "I'm Grown" featuring Bow Wow charted at #98 on the R&B chart.

Her debut album Tiffany Evans was released April 22, 2008, via Columbia Records.[7] She worked with Rodney Jerkins, Soulshock & Karlin and RedOne. The album failed to have success with it peaking at number 134 on the Billboard 200 though was well received by critics. Though having little success with the charts the album has sold 200,000 copies worldwide to date.[when?] The third single "Lay Back & Chill" was planned for release but instead she began work on her second album. She also participated in the book "saving our daughters" including Janet Jackson, Malinda Williams, Maya Angelou, and many others. Her chapter is named "my diary" and she talks about bullying and how she was bullied as a child.

2010–11: Sophomore Album Perfect Imperfection, parting from label, starts own company[edit]

Evans recently signed a management deal with Music World Entertainment. In September 2010, Evans released the lead single from her second studio album, Perfect Imperfection, titled "I'll Be There"; the video was released on December 6 on her Myspace page. While appearing on the Mo'Nique show, Evans cites Janet Jackson as one of her biggest influences, and also stated that she and her family had relocated to and now call Atlanta, Georgia home. On March 29, 2011 Tiffany Evans announced her departure from Mathew Knowles as her manager as well as her departure from Music World Entertainment.

Tiffany Evans then started her own production company, "Little Lady Enterprises," with herself as CEO/founder and her husband Lorenzo Henderson as president/co-founder.

As of July 26, 2011 on her YouTube page, Evans announced during "Tiffany Tuesdays" that she will be releasing an EP soon, and she also released a snippet of a song from the upcoming EP titled "All I Need" produced by an up-and-coming producer named Shakari "TrakGirl" Boles. Written by Ira Hobbs who works closely with the producer.

On October 1, 2011 Tiffany Evans released a buzz single entitled "Won't Find Me" to give fans a feel of the music that she is preparing to bring to the table while doing everything independently. The single was followed by a video as well.[8]

2012–13: New music, marriage & motherhood[edit]

On January 10, 2012, Evans released another buzz record for her fans entitled "U Got A Woman", which is a mixture of jazz, blues, and soul. The song was intended to show her fans that she has matured and is no longer a child.[9] On June 8, 2012, Evans announced in an interview she did with Essence.com,[10] that she had been married for one year and nine months and was expecting a child with her husband, Lorenzo Henderson. Evans and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Adalia Sarai Henderson, on September 25, 2012.[11]

Along with the news of her marriage and pregnancy, Evans also released her first single "If You Love Me", a powerful R&B ballad, from her mixtape 143. The mixtape was released on February 12, 2013.

2014–present: New music, new record label, Eye Hunee[edit]

On November 4, 2014, Tiffany released "Baby Don't Go" as the first single from her new EP that will release in early 2015. "Baby Don't Go" was written by Tiffany Evans, Shayne Evans, Janeshia Payne and Angelique Skinner. It was produced by Ryan "TopSecret" Anderson and Chris Featherstone.

Tiffany's forthcoming EP will be released independently via her new record label Live Love Entertainment, which was formed in 2014. Tiffany previously released her music via Little Lady Enterprises. However, the company now is focused on providing video production services.

Tiffany has also announced that her new eyewear company Eye Hunee will officially launch in December 2014. The glasses will be available for purchase online at EyeHunee.com.[12] Eye Hunee shades are of the highest quality including its Carl Zeiss lens. The glasses itself were designed by Nature Optics who has designed for Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, bebe, Michael Kors and Henri Bendel.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EP's/Mixtapes[edit]

  • Tiffany Evans (2004) CD + bonus DVD
  • 143 Mixtape (2013)
  • TBA (2015)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B
2004 "Let Me Be Your Angel" 95 Tiffany Evans (EP)
2007 "Promise Ring" (featuring Ciara) 101 66 Tiffany Evans
2008 "I'm Grown" (featuring Bow Wow) 99
2010 "I'll Be There" 61 Perfect Imperfections
2012 "If You Love Me" 143 (EP)
2014 "Baby Don't Go" - - TBA

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Let Me Be Your Angel" 2004
"Promise Ring"
(featuring Ciara)
2007 Fat Cats
"I'm Grown"
(featuring Bow Wow)
2008 Rock Jacobs
"I'll Be There" 2010 Adam Tillman-Young
"Won't Find Me" 2011 Tiffany Evans and Sean Bankhead
"Move That Dope (Remix)" 2012 Tiffany Evans

Tours[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Tiffany Baker credited as Tiffany Evans
Tarzan II Voice Voice role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The District Singer In Church
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tessa Senate

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