After bidding farewell to ‘Music of the Sun’ singer Rihanna this year, Universal’s Def Jam has welcomed R&B singer Tamia to its home this month, signing the performer before the release of her brand new studio album.
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Announcing the news on ‘Instagram’, the ‘Stranger in my House‘ singer shared:
The label’s signing of the singer puts her on roster which houses R&B/Hip Hop siblings August Alsina & Elijah Blake, the Rap force that is Iggy Azalea and ‘Souled Out’ singer Jhene Aiko.
Billboard Biz explains:
Tamia’s most recent studio set, 2012’s Beautiful Surprise, was released via her own Capitol/EMI-distributed label Plus One Music Group. The album, her first after a six-year hiatus, debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albumschart. She also garnered two Grammy Award nominations for her work on that album: best R&B song for the title track and best R&B album.