Tamia backstage at 106 & Park, June 29, 2012.  (photo: John Ricard / BET).



Armed with one of the most sweetly delicate — yet powerful — voices around, Tamia has been serenading the world for nearly two decades. She’s known for her hits such as “Stranger in My House,” “Me,” “Officially Missing You,” as well as popular collaborations with Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Fabolous, Brandy and Eric Benet (“Spend My Life With You”). The Canadian songstress released her Grammy-nominated fifth LP, Beautiful Surprise, in August 2012. She shares nearly 15 years of marriage with former NBA star Grant Hill. They have two daughters together, Myla Grace and Lael Rose. (Photo: John Ricard/BET)