Tyra B. - Past Due

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Postby Aurelia » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:02 pm

Per The Elements:

Tyra's first album is due for release. I hope she includes "Country Boy."
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Postby Wolves8 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:08 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMHR2o6h6wM

You can hear a clip of her song "Get Poppin".
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Postby AyumiH » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:11 am

Tyra B meaning Tyra Banks? :o
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Postby Wolves8 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:52 am

AyumiH wrote:Tyra B meaning Tyra Banks? :o
No...r&b singer Tyra Bolling
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Postby Wolves8 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:08 am

ABOUT TYRA B:


While working at Blockbuster, aspiring R&B singer Tyra B got a tremendous confidence boost when some local fans shopping for DVD’s had seen her perform locally a couple of times. “They came up to me and were like, ‘What are you doing here?’” the Virginia native recalls with a laugh. “I looked down at my uniform and was like, ‘What do you mean? I’m working.’ The man was like, ‘You’re not going to be here long. You’re too talented. You’re going to make it big one day.’”

The conversation turned out to be a prescient one, as Tyra B was soon signed to GG&L Music (now known as Sphinx Music Entertainment/Warner Bros. Records). Now, Tyra’s tireless work as a singer, writer, dancer and all-around entertainer is ready for a national stage. “She’s like Janet in her prime mixed with Aaliyah,” says producer Bradd Young. Young and Pretty Boy, of NYLA Productions, produced the majority of Tyra B’s remarkable debut album, Past Due. “She can write, perform, sing,” Young adds. “She’s a triple threat talent.”

Tyra B, whose album title reflects her dedication to her craft, has been developing and perfecting her immense, wide-ranging talent since elementary school. That’s when she started entering talent shows and became determined to become an entertainer. Singers were cool. Dancers were great. But she looked up to the total packages, entertainers like Usher and Michael Jackson.

“People like that are the ones that influenced me,” says the singer, whose passion equals her talent. “They weren’t just singers. They had the all-around package and I feel that’s really important for an artist these days. In order to sell records, you’ve got to be an artist, a star, a performer. You’ve got to have all those elements.”

The potent songs on Past Due provide Tyra B the platform to showcase her vast artistry. The future smash “Givin’ Me A Rush” gives a nod to both Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and Paula Abdul’s “Rush, Rush” and focuses on the bliss love creates, how a person can make you feel good just by their presence. “Me Without You” examines another aspect of love: that of being incomplete without your partner. On this moving ballad, Tyra sings, “You dot my Is, you cross my Ts/Me without you is like L O without the V E.” Elsewhere, the piano-accent “Good To You” focuses on being a friend to a former lover.

Tyra B then takes it up-tempo with the club-ready “No Regular Chick” and “Get It Poppin”. “I’m a die-hard dancer and it was important that we have some up-tempo songs on there so that I can give the people a good show,” she says. “People that love to dance will love these songs.”

Born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia (about 25 miles South of Richmond), Tyra B gravitated toward music and entertaining before she hit her teens. Her parents had the sounds of Motown filling their house. She started singing when she was 9 and decided to become an entertainer after seeing the attention lavished on her older sister, who was also an aspiring singer.

“When everybody else was going to junior prom, I was getting ready for a show,” she recalls. “I actually performed at the ceremony for my junior prom. I was infatuated with the stage.”

Tyra B soon joined a local group, but quickly realized that she was better suited for life as a solo act. It was a pivotal point in her career. “I was the youngest in the group and I had my own ideas of what I wanted to do as an artist,” she says. Tyra then spent most of her time on developing her own talents. She worked on refining her craft, writing songs, entering contests and performing as often as possible. She became obsessed with pursuing her musical aspirations. Her parents also played a major role in her artistic development, supporting her at every step and revamping their garage to be a practice room for Tyra to work on her dancing and singing. But Tyra’s parents didn’t just coddle her. Their support had a purpose.

“They worked really hard every day of their lives to take care of me and my sister,” Tyra says. “We benefited. They were able to give me a car when I turned 16, and not because I was spoiled. I think that was just getting me ready and showing me that if you work hard, you’ll be able to get these things. I think that’s why I work really hard at what I do.”

All of Tyra B’s hard work paid off during a 2004 talent show at Petersburg High School. A Richmond radio jock saw her perform, started playing her music and got her in touch with the Richmond music community. Within a few months, Tyra B’s “Country Boy” single was an independent hit that peaked at No. 16 on the R&R Urban Chart. With a hot single to promote, Tyra hit the road for 90 concerts. She toured with Destiny’s Child for 30 of those dates, and, at the same time, her follow-up single, “Still In Love” became the largest independent radio single in a decade, with a 215 million aggregate audience, and reached No. 22 on the R&R Urban Chart.

Now, with Past Due about to hit, Tyra B is ready to show why several industry insiders are already calling her “The Female Usher.”

Don’t be late.

Lol...the female usher...she has to put in alot of work first.
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Postby AyumiH » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:37 am

Ohhh :oops: :lol: I've heard a little of her before, she has a nice voice. I'm just am glad it isn't Banks! :P
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Postby Wolves8 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:20 am

Billbaords Faces to watch 2008

Tyra B (Warner Bros. Records)

The total package. That's the goal R&B singer Tyra B has been working toward since the age of nine. Signed to Warner Bros., 22-year-old Tyra B is building plenty of buzz with Givin' Me a Rush. She co-wrote the song, an engaging midtempo that pays rhythmic homage to Michael Jackson's Human Nature and Paula Abdul's Rush, Rush. With vocals that are an edgier cross between Janet Jackson and Aaliyah, plus dance moves to match, Tyra B is out to prove she's a triple threat.

"I have a deep passion for good R&B music," she says. "I just want to give that back. And it's not just about singing behind the mic. My whole thing is about giving a full show."

Born Tyra Bolling in Petersburg, Virginia, she caught an early break when a radio DJ in the state capitol of Richmond saw her perform at a 2004 high school talent show. He began playing her music, which sparked an indie hit (Country Boy) and a coveted opening slot for 30 dates on the 2005 Destiny's Child tour. She also hit with another indie single, Still in Love.
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Postby dereon » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:22 pm

How Is Her 1st Single Doing?!
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Postby Wolves8 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:51 am

http://www.myspace.com/tyrab

Posted a song "Apology" on her page
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Postby JimJim » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:38 am

AyumiH wrote:Tyra B meaning Tyra Banks? :o
lol , that's what I thought also, I got a little excited because I thought she was going to try another music career attempt, 'Shake Ya Body' FTW.
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Postby dereon » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:07 am

Wolves8 wrote:http://www.myspace.com/tyrab

Posted a song "Apology" on her page
WOW great song! :o I need the album now!
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Postby BeeLinium » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:02 pm

i forgot!
what was her 1st single? :-?
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Postby Rell » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:20 pm

OMG I was just thinking about thinking about her. I wonder what happened between her and Warner.....
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Postby foxygraandpa » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:29 pm

I see she named the album after the current status of most of her bills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK3uOWn-Eog

Still my Jam.

Her first single was country boy, or girl something like that..
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Postby firefairyangel » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:50 am

Totally forgot about her. I loved Still In Love. But I went to her myspace and listened to some material yesterday. It's all nice, but none seems that memorable.
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Postby kushi » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:53 am

firefairyangel wrote:Totally forgot about her.
Me too. And with good reason.
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