News RnB 13/06/2006

Tamar Davis Debut Disc Milk & Honey to Hit Stores August 29th; Prince Protege to Perform Live With Superstar On ABC's GMA June 16th



NEW YORK, NY (W&W Public Relations, Inc.) - U don't know me, nor do eye know u, But eye saw U years ago searching 4 a sound that a siren would make... So begins Tamar Davis' seductive introduction on her website, slyly touting her much anticipated debut album, Milk & Honey, (in-stores on August 29th) to a world about to get to know her as more than another Prince protege. A Houston Texas native and a Prince understudy since the tender age of 14, the young singer/songwriter wisely took to heart the first rule the mercurial Prince ever taught her - 'Don't do what everybody else is doing.' "After that," says Tamar, "I never looked back."

She'll be embodying that motto in the flesh on June 16th when she performs with Prince live on ABC's Good Morning America as part of their 2006 concert series. She wowed fans and critics a few weeks ago with two show-stopping performances with her mentor (May 27, 28th) at Las Vegas' Empire Ballroom, majestically transformed as the 3121 club - renamed after Prince's new smash album - and christened by a versatile Tamar performance that included sizzling selections from the soon-to-be released Milk & Honey, including the sultry title track, the groove-tinged "Every Little Step," and a searing duet with Prince, "Red Head Stepchild," among others. The first single from Tamar's new album, "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed," (which she co-wrote with Prince and debuted on his recently released No 1 Universal album), has already whetted musical appetites across the globe for this gifted multi-instrumentalist who is about to claim her rightful place in the musical spotlight.

One of the original lead vocalists in an early incarnation of Destiny's Child called Tyme, Tamar had been honing her craft since childhood, eventually becoming one of only 20 high school students to be named a Presidential Scholar for the arts from a field of 8000 applicants. She also earned a degree in composing and arranging from USC, reuniting with Prince soon after for an even more intense musical tutelage with the prolific artist. The two shared writing and production chores on Milk & Honey, as well as a series of tantalizing stage events to cleverly introduce the charismatic Tamar, including this past February's 2006 Brit Awards (along with other Prince mavens such as Sheila E. and Wendy & Lisa), and a top-rated Saturday night Live performance. If the growing online buzz about Tamar's upcoming appearance on ABC's GMA is an accurate indicator, the mesmerizing artist is indeed about to make a name for herself all her own.






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