Tamia’s debut album was released in Canada on April 14, 1998, three weeks later it was released in the United Kingdom on May 11, and in North America the following day. To date, the album sold more than 420,000 copies in the United States and was certified gold.
In March 2010, Tamia confirmed on her Twitter page that she is working on her new album. As of November 8, 2010, Tamia told Kempire Radio she is “seven songs into the album” and will remain true to her signature themes of love.
The album is titled Beautiful Surprise and was released in August and has since reached #1 on R&B iTunes charts within 2 days of its release. The first single is the title track, “Beautiful Surprise” has received a positive response in both USA and South Africa. The video featuring her real life husband, Grant Hill who plays as her love interest.
Tamia is currently on tour with R Kelly, The Single Ladies Tour, from October – December 2012 in support of the new album.