Tje Austin

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Tje Austin, pronounced TYE, is an American R&B singer-songwriter based out of Austin, Texas. He is also a former contestant of NBC's singing competition The Voice.

Background[edit]

Tje Austin was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and adopted by a Mormon couple when he was four days old.[1] He comes from a large multicultural family with five brothers and six sisters, six of his sibling being adopted from different families.

Media Appearances[edit]

In April 2011, Tje Austin auditioned for NBC’s American version of the Dutch hit singing competition, The Voice. After singing "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars for his Blind Audition, both Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green turned around, offering Tje the chance to be on either team. Tje Austin who, with his smooth control, reminded the [coaches] of Cee Lo himself,[2] decided on Cee Lo Green. During the battle rounds, Tje Austin was paired against teammate Nakia to sing Closer by Ne-Yo. Though guest advisor Monica urged Cee Lo to choose Tje Austin insisting that a string of singers would die to have his melodic voice,[3] Cee Lo picked Nakia and Tje Austin was eliminated from the competition.

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Love Me Knots, Between The Lines Productions 2008
  • Xperience, Browns Town Music, LLC 2010
  • Dreamin' Big, Browns Town Music, LLC 2012

Singles and Soundtracks

  • "Away From You", 2008
  • "Today, Tomorrow" (Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom, 2008)
  • "Sunshine", 2010
  • "Nice and Slow", 2010
  • "The City Of Me", 2011
  • "Just The Way You Are" (The Voice, 2011)
  • "Closer" – Nakia and Tje Austin, (The Voice, 2011)
  • "Hello Stranger", 2011
  • "Right For You", 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosic, Stephanie. "The New American Family". Blended. 
  2. ^ Rao, Mallika. "'The Voice' Recap: The Shtick Succeeded". Rolling Stone. 
  3. ^ Martin, Lara. "The Voice' eliminee Tje Austin: Q&A". Digital Spy. 

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