Tanya Blount

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Tanya Blount
Birth name Tanya Blount
Born (1977-09-25) September 25, 1977 (age 40)
Origin Washington, D.C., United States
Genres R&B, soul, Country, folk and gospel
Occupation(s) Actress, singer, author
Years active 1993–present
Labels Polydor Records
Associated acts Steve "Silk" Hurley
Chantay Savage

Tanya Blount (born September 25, 1977,[citation needed] Washington, D.C., United States) is an African American actress, author and musician.

Early life and education[edit]

Blount was educated at Morgan State University, where she majored in psychology and sang in the university choir.[1]


She secured a recording contract with Polydor Records at age 18,[citation needed] but at age 16 was featured in the film, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, where as the character "Tanya", she performed a duet of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" with Lauryn Hill.

Her first album, Natural Thing, was released in 1994 and peaked at number seven.[2] The album's first single "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" [3] peaked to #57 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart. Two singles followed, "Through the Rain" peaking at #27 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart [4] and "Hold On" at (#66) [5] by 1995 she received a nomination for Best New Artist at the Soul Train Awards.

Blount has had a consistent musical theatre career in productions including What Every Woman Wants, Sneaky, Preacher's Kids, Born to Sing! and Christmas in Washington.[citation needed]

One of the first appearances of Blount's more recent works, "Right Here", was in the 2008 Tyler Perry film, The Family That Preys.[citation needed]

She is married to Michael Trotter Jr., with whom she formed the band The War and Treaty"[6]". Their work spans several genres, particularly folk, country, Americana, soul, and gospel. To view her new work go to www.thewarandtreaty.com.



Published works[edit]

  • Through the Rain 40 Principles for Surviving Life's Challenges



  1. ^ Boulware, Dorothy S. (2000-11-03). "Morgan choir makes beautiful music in Prague". Baltimore Afro-American. Morgan's choir... has produced local and national musicians like Kevin Short, Kishna Davis, Tanya Blount... 
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  6. ^ The War and Treaty
  7. ^ Harrington, Richard (2000-02-18). "Hitting the Historical High Notes". Washington Post. Tanya Blount, the big-voiced singer from Temple Hills, released her one and only album in 1994, producing two minor hits. 
  8. ^ Walton, Brian M. (1995-03-08). "Diana Ross & Queen Latifah To Be Honored At The Soul Train Music Awards". Washington Informer. Local talent is represented with Tanya Blount up for Best R&B/Soul New Artist... 

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