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Tanya N. blount
Nationality United States American
Home town [

Tanya Blount is an African American actress, author and musician.




Early life and education

Morgan State University, where she majored in psychology and sang in the university choir.[1]


She secured a major recording deal with Polydor now Island/Def Jam Records at age 19 and by 20 was featured in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, where she performed a memorable duet of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" with Lauryn Hill. Her first album, Natural Thing, was released in 1994 and peaked at number seven. [2]. The album's single "Through the Rain" peaked at #7 on the Billboard chart [3] and earned her a nomination for The Soul Train Awards Best New Artist 1995, two singles followed in 1995 "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" [4] (#57) and "Hold On" [5].

Blount has had a consistent musical theatre career in productions including "What Every Woman Wants", "Sneaky", "Preacher's Kids", "Born to Sing!" and "Christmas in Washington".

One of the first appearances of Tanya’s recent works, "Right Here" in the 2008 Tyler Perry film The Family That Preys.



  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) - Tanya

Published works

  • Through the Rain 40 Principles for Surviving Life's Challenges



  1. ^ Boulware, Dorothy S. (2000-11-03). "Morgan choir makes beautiful music in Prague". Baltimore Afro-American. "Morgan's choir... has produced local and national musicians like Kevin Short, Kishna Davis, Tanya Blount..."  
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  6. ^ Harrington, Richard (2000-02-18). "Hitting the Historical High Notes". Washington Post. "Tanya Blount, the big-voiced singer from Temple Hills, released her one and only album in 1994, producing two minor hits."  
  7. ^ Walton, Brian M. (1995-03-08). "Diana Ross & Queen Latifah To Be Honored At The Soul Train Music Awards". Washington Informer. "Local talent is represented with Tanya Blount up for Best R&B/Soul New Artist..."  

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