Tyra Bolling

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Tyra B
Birth name Tyra Shardell Bolling
Born (1985-06-27) June 27, 1985 (age 32)
Origin Petersburg, Virginia
Genres R&B
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
Years active 2004–present
Labels
Website its-tyrab.com

Tyra Bolling (born June 27, 1985), better known as Tyra B, is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. She's best known for her top 40 R&B singles "Country Boy," "Still in Love" and "Givin' Me a Rush" which is her biggest single to date.

Career[edit]

Bolling grew up singing with a local group by the name of Kraz'e with her sister and now cousin-in-law until she was 14. While the other two singers went to college, Bolling decided to pursue a career as a singer.

In 2005, her singles "Country Boy" and "Still in Love" became Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart without any support by major record companies. She worked with Chingy on the remix of "Country Boy", produced by PrettyBoy and Bradd Young. Another single "Get No Ooh Wee" was released also that year. Her debut album Introducing Tyra B was scheduled for 2006, but was never released.[1]

In 2007, she began work on her second studio album Past Due which was preceded by the single "Givin' Me a Rush" which became her biggest hit to date. It peaked at #2 on BET's 106 & Park in addition to #36 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles and #22 on the Bubbling Under Singles chart. A follow-up single "Get It Poppin'" featuring Soulja Boy was released in January 2008.[2] The album Past Due was pushed back several times and was set to feature appearances by Ludacris, Trey Songz and Soulja Boy before being shelved. She collaborated with 2 Pistols on the track "Candy Coated Diamonds" which was released in 2008.

In April 2013, Bolling released her The Morning After mixtape on her official site.[3] which featured the single "Sex" which was released in 2012.

Currently, she is at work on her debut EP, Tysexual which is set to be released independently in 2016.[4] The album's first single "Tease" premiered on March 31, 2015.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Bolling has publicly stated [6] Her song "Still in Love" was about an ex-girlfriend in high school.[7] Her 'feminine' image in her earlier videos and promotional photos were the work of her record label trying to sell her to the public.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Introducing Tyra B (2006) (Shelved)
  • Past Due (2008) (Shelved)
  • Tysexual (2016)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The Morning After (2013)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B Note
2005 "Country Boy" 35 Produced by Danja Mowf Introducing Tyra
"Still in Love" 62 Produced by PrettyBoy & Bradd Young
"Get No Ooh Wee"
(feat. Penelope Jones)
40 Produced by PrettyBoy & Bradd Young
2007 "Givin' Me a Rush" 122 36[8] Produced by PrettyBoy & Bradd Young Past Due
2008 "Get It Poppin'" (feat. Soulja Boy) Produced by PrettyBoy & Bradd Young
2012 "Sex" Written by Tyra B & D. Bryant The Morning After
2015 "Tease" Tysexual
2016 "Hardly Ever" - - Tysexual
2017 "I'm Yours" - - Tysexual

Tours[edit]

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