Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tyler Collins (born on September 1, 1966 in Harlem, New York) is a female R&B singer from the late '80s\early '90s.
Tyler was raised in Detroit, Michigan and started taking dance lessons when she was 7 years old. She made her stage debut a year later. After relocating to Los Angeles, she continued to concentrate on the theater, appearing in various musicals & dramas and joined a children's performance group called the Willow Opera Workshop.
In 1987, Tyler joined teen R&B group, the Boys Next Door, signing to Jermaine Jackson's short-lived record label, Work Records. She left the group two years later to start her solo career.
Tyler signed with RCA Records and in 1989, she released her debut album "Girls Nite Out" which peaked at #85 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
In 1995, Tyler took part in the group recording of "Freedom (Theme From Panther)" from the "Panther" movie soundtrack which featured other female R&B artists such as TLC, En Vogue, Aaliyah, and SWV.
Tyler's work with Prince led to a solo record deal with Warner Bros. Records, but a full album never happened. She recorded the song "Thanks to You" which was the theme song to the Paramount Pictures' film, "Andre."
As an actress, Tyler has appeared in several tv shows and movies. She portrayed the role of Tina in the 1991 movie, "A Rage in Harlem." She also starred in another film called "Why Colors?" Tyler even guest-starred as Cinderella on an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
These days, it appears that Tyler is still singing, having been at the 26th Annual CORE King Holiday Celebration in New York City in 2011, singing the National Anthem.
To see the music video for "Whatcha Gonna Do," go to:
To see the music video for "Girls' Nite Out," go to:
To see the music video for "Second Chance," go to:
To see the music video for "It Doesn't Matter," go to:
To see the music video for "Just Make Me the One," go to:
To see the music video for "Never Alone," go to:
To see the music video for "Thanks to You," go to:
To see a video of Tyler singing the National Anthem at the 26th Annual CORE King Holiday Celebration, go to:
[updated on 08\08\12]