Tashan (born Thomas Jerome Pierce on April 30, 1962 in Poughkeepsie, New York) is a male R&B artist.
As a kid, Tashan's mother enrolled him in a dance studio and took him out of school from time to time to take him into New York for auditions. He was a part of a group called Estelle and Alphonse's Dance Studio, performing before live audiences.
Tashan sang in his local church choir when he was 7 years old where his mother was the musical director. At the age of 13, she gave up the music group and started developing his musical skills.
He started his music career in the mid-80's, writing and producing the song "Yours for a Night" which was recorded by rap group Whodini. In 1985, he was signed to Def Jam\Columbia Records.
A year later in 1986, Tashan released his debut album, "Chasing a Dream." It's unknown how the album charted, but it was well-received by critics and the song "You've Got the Right Attitude," a duet with singer Alyson Williams was popular with soul purists.
In 1989, Tashan's second album, "On the Horizon" was released, but didn't appear to chart at all on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 1993, Tashan released his third album, "For the Sake of Love" was released, but it didn't chart at all on the Billboard charts.
The songs from the album, "All I Ever Do" and "Romantically Inspired" were well-received from fans. He also covered Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" on the album also.
In 2002, Tashan performed a sold-out concert in the UK at the Fleetwood Soul Weekender. During that same year, a compliation album of his songs from 1986 to 1993 was released in the UK.
Also in that same year, Tashan released his fourth album "Life Goez On" on his own record label, PowerKingdom Music. These days, he continues to be active with his music career.
To see Tashan's official website, go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Chasin' a Dream," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Read My Mind," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Thank You Father," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Love Is...," go to:
To see the music video for "Black Man," go to:
To see the music video for "Save the Family," go to:
To see a fan-made video for a remixed version of "Think About Me," go to:
To see the music video for "Love is Forever," go to:
[Updated on 4\15\2016]