Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tamika Patton

Tamika Patton (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an R&B singer from the late 80s. She attended the prestigious Philadelphia High School for the Creative Arts.

She also spent 5 years in the gospel musical "Hallelulah Mahalia" as singer Mahalia Jackson. Tamika also toured overseas for the Armed Forces overseas in Japan and South Korea.
In 1989, Tamika released her debut album "#1" on Orpheus Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single "Your Precious Love" featuring R&B singer, Eric Gable, peaked at #20 on Billboard's Hot Black singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.

The follow-up single "Number One" peaked at #75 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
In 1999 (10 years after releasing her first album), Tamika released her first gospel album, "Born Again."

These days, Tamika is continues to sing gospel music along with acting in theater. She was voted "best Inspirational Singer in America" in 2011 by Radio One and Praise 103.9; she has an upcoming tour with James Fortune & FIYA.
In 2011, she released the single, "More Than Faithful" which has received rave reviews and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Universe.

Her new album, "Presence" is yet to be released.

To see Tamika's official website, go to:
http://www.tamikapatton.com/

To see the music video for "Your Precious Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tIupDxFzf4

To see a fan-made video for "Number One," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbug_UA3pM



[updated on 05\08\12]

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