Tia Dae
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Tia Dae

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Tia Dae is a vivacious, energetic actress and NuSoul R&B artist/entertainer blessed with the gifts for the performing arts.

Tia realized she was multi-talented at the tender age of 5. Her grandmother would always call her out when company came over so she could be the entertainment for a while. She would have Tia do everything from impersonating people to singing one of her favorite songs.

By the time Tia reached Jr. High School, she became known for her breath taking vocals. Tia began performing in local talent shows where she met then manager William Mobley, CEO of RAD records. Through Tia’s eyes her music career began to flourish. At 15 yrs old, Tia started performing at local venues like Georgia Ave Day, Unifest, and the Black Family Reunion; and was interviewed by Laura Outerbridge, from The Washington Times, May 1993. That article appeared in the Life section of The Washington Times on May 26, 1993. By December 1993, Tia was grabbing audiences with her classic R&B vocals and personality, and was recognized with a lengthy article primarily about her in the Northern Virginia Rhythm Entertainment Guide. In 1994, Tia appeared “Center Stage” in The H.Y.P.E Magazine’s January issue, and later that year was a nominee at the 9th Annual WAMA (Washington Area Music Awards) Awards in the Urban Contemporary category with known artist such as Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Toni Braxton, and Tanya Blount. By the time Tia turned 16, she was on the road with her act. She attended the Jack the Rapper convention consecutively for two years, once in Atlanta, Ga. and then in Orlando, Fl. Tia also had the opportunity to perform live in front of thousands of on-lookers at the Six Flags Great Adventures theme park in Jackson, New Jersey.

In early 2003 after a short hiatus from performing, Tia again went full throttle in pursuit of her music and acting career. Tia landed the role of a “Mother” in the stage play written and directed by Mr. Aaron “AJ” Jackson entitled, “Winter in Washington” (2003). This role allowed Tia to both sing & act, showcasing her diverse talents as an entertainer. By 2004, Tia landed a supporting actress role as “Mrs. Jacobs” in the independent film entitled, “In One Day”, written and directed by Mr. Michael Jones; which premiered September 2006. In August 2006, Tia was named a finalist in the 93.9 FM/WKYS competition “NEXT HIT” which was judged by on air personality Jeanie Jones and Lil Wayne from Cash Money records. She began performing “Live” around mid-fall 2006 at local venues, L Street Lounge and the Phish Tea Cafe. She also landed an extra role in the independent film featuring, Wood Harris, entitled “Jazz In the Diamond District”, 2007.

Tia signed her first recording deal with independent label Bright Vision Entertainment in April 2007. Her first commercial single, “I’m Tryin/Natural High has been in rotation on WHUR 96.3 FM, XM Satellite Radio’s Suite 62, Voices of America Radio, DMX Music, and Live 365 radio and was featured in The Rolling Out Magazine and The Washington Informer, 2008. She was a nominee at the 23rd Annual WAMA (Washington Area Music Awards) Awards in the Urban Contemporary category with known artist such as Raheem DeVaughn, and J. Holiday. By July 2008, she was the 19th annual Billie Holiday vocal competition Winner, Best Female R&B Artist - Velocity Magazine Awards and performed for the first time ever at the legendary Blues Alley in Washington, DC.

In early 2009, Tia sang the National Anthem at a Washington Wizards home game, then went on to record a 16bar demo featuring w/ Lil Wayne, Shawty Lo and Trey Songz as a spin off from the 2006 CMR Talent Search for Lil Wayne. In the fall of 2009, she hit the stage of Blues Alley once again for another Sold Out experience! By early 2010, she won Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding role as “Deanna” in Anacostia the web series, at the LA Web Film Festival.

Tia continues to relish in her craft around the DC Metro area and has been featured in the full length feature, Dead Money 2012 and appeared in 5 local stage plays w/ Roosevelt Entertainment. Dae considers herself a “Jane of Many Trades” and always keeps God first place in her life.