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|Also known as||Tiff, Ms. Tiff|
August 4, 1992 |
South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
|Labels||Columbia (2004 — 2010)
Little Lady Entertainment
(2012 — present)
Life and career
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. 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. Soon after, her EP featuring eight tracks (all covers) and a bonus DVD was released. 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!. She began work on a new album, with a couple of digital singles (2005's "Thinkin' About" and 2006's "Who I Am") released.
2007–09: Debut album Tiffany Evans
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. 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: New album, parting from label, starts own company
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 label and media company, "Little Lady Entertainment," with herself as CEO and founder and her husband Lorenzo Henderson as president and co-founder. Evans is the only artist under the label at the moment.
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.
On September 21, 2010, Tiffany married "Little Lady Entertainment" president and co-founder Lorenzo Henderson. She was 18 and he was 24.
2012–present: New music, marriage & motherhood
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. On June 8, 2012, Evans announced in an interview she did with Essence.com, 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.
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 new EP 143. The EP was released on February 12, 2013.
- Tiffany Evans (2008)
- Tiffany Evans (2004) CD + bonus DVD
- 143 (2013)
|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|
|2011||"Won't Find Me"||—||—||Free non-album single|
|2012||"If You Love Me"||—||—||143 (EP)|
|2005||Diary of a Mad Black Woman||Tiffany Baker||credited as Tiffany Evans|
|2007||The District||Singer In Church|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Tessa Senate|
- Official website
- Tiffany Evans at the Internet Movie Database
- Teen Diaries Online
- Tiffany Evans on Twitter