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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Tamar Braxton

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Tamar Braxton first rose to fame in the early 90s as a founding member of the R&B group, The Braxtons.  With Tamar increasingly becoming a greater part of the public eye, there’s a lot you may not know about her.

1. She and her sisters were initially dropped from a record label. 

Tamar and her 4 sisters were originally picked up by Arista Records in 1989.  Their age differences created a major problem with marketing and Arista subsequently dropped them.

2. She is a Coloratura Soprano.

A Coloratura Soprano has a light and airy voice characterized by a high upper extension.  Tamar’s vocal range spans four octaves and one note.

3. She can also sing in the whistle register.

The whistle register is the highest of the human voice, above the modal and falsetto, and incredibly difficult to create a smooth sound instead of a piercing one.

4. She was featured as a background vocalist for Lady Gaga.

Lady GagaTamar’s husband, Vincent Herbert, produced the eccentric pop-star giving Tamar the opportunity to provide back-up vocals on the song Born This Way.

5. She has had plastic surgery.

Tamar was born without cartilage in her nose, making it difficult to breathe.  The 2 nose jobs she had were to correct the problem.

6. She guest starred on The Soul Man.

TV Land’s sitcom starring Cedric the Entertainer featured both Tamar and her sister, Trina.

7. She’s an illeist.

An illeist is someone who refers to themself in the third person.  You can see this on her twitter.

8. She was a featured model during NYC’s fashion week.

She modeled the Front Row Couture collection for ELLE/Style 360.

9.  Her second studio album will release in the new year.

Love and WarHer husband/manager, Vincent Herbert, revealed the February 2013 release date during their visit to the Power 99’s Rise and Grind Morning Show.

10. One of her songs was featured in the film Kingdom Come.

Kingdom ComeHer previously unreleased song, Try Me, was featured on the film’s soundtrack.

Mackenzie is an Alabama native attending NYU and studying Journalism and Dramatic Literature. She hopes to one day live in London and write for the BBC.