Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Tamia will be making a comeback this fall with the release of her forthcoming album entitled, Beautiful Surprise, confirmed by her publicist via Twitter. This will be Tamia’s fifth studio album, and it will serve as a follow-up to her 2006 project, Between Friends.
Though details for the project are still limited, fans can expect the R&B vocal powerhouse to stick with her known sound and style. In an interview in late 2010, Tamia confirmed that we will be hearing love ballads that we’ve all grown to love as classics. As of now, confirmed contributions for the album include Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, The Runners, Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly, and Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barias.
Recently, songwriter Claude Kelly talked with TheBoomBox.comin regards to his contribution to the record. “Tamia of course is a veteran with a great voice,” he says. “She’s doing R&B but we are taking it up a notch. I wrote some really classic R&B songs for her that I’m really proud of.”
Tamia, 35, is mostly known for her singles “Stranger in My House,” “Officially Missing You” and her collaborative effort “Into You” with rapper Fabolous. The singer is currently married to NBA basketball star Grant Hill. —Connie T.