MetroBall XV Entertainers

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MetroBall XV 06.05.2020

 

 

 

TiffanyTIFFANY BIO:

A legendary pop star, Tiffany has earned two number one hit singles I Think We’re Alone Now and Could’ve Been, and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. In 2000 Billboard Magazine described Tiffany’s album The Color of Silence as ‘thoughtful, intelligent, and full of grace’ and ranked it among the ‘Top Ten Best Albums of the Year.’ She has sold over 15 million albums to date. Tiffany obtained a long and storied career in a short amount of time, and today her goal is to continue writing songs for herself and others, cementing her status in the industry as a powerhouse hit maker and go-to songwriter. Her current album, Pieces of Me, is her 10th studio album and is her best work ever. As a writer and co-producer Tiffany brings us into her world and it’s clear to see her passion and vulnerability on this latest project. Pieces of Me will be the door that opens our eyes to the keeper soul of this artist. With rave reviews for her new pop/rock sound and recent live shows, Tiffany is committed to worldwide touring and is so excited to take this music to her fans everywhere.

 

Jennifer Holliday

JENNIFER HOLLIDAY BIO:

Jennifer Holliday catapulted to stardom nearly 40 years ago in her iconic role as the original Effie White in the smash broadway production of “Dreamgirls”. Her show-stopping performance of “And I Am Telling,I’m Not Going” garnered her a Tony Award for “Best Actress In A Musical” and her first Grammy Award for “Best R&B Female Vocal Performance”. Beyond Dreamgirls,Ms.Holliday has enjoyed a successful recording career winning her second Grammy Award for her rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday”for “Best Inspirational Vocal Performance” along with several R&B Top Ten Hit Records and two Number One Dance Hit Records. Her latest CD “The Song Is You”received critical acclaim and landed her back in the Top Twenty on Billboard’s R&B Music Chart (2014). As an actress,Ms.Holliday made a triumphant return to broadway starring as Shug Avery in the Tony Award winning musical revival production of “The Color Purple”(2016-2017).

 

Thea Austin

THEA AUSTIN BIO:

Thea Austin fits many categories – platinum selling recording artist and writer, sultry diva, powerful vocalist, producer, lyricist, stunning beauty, international performer. She is an icon in the global music community and has worked with the brightest the industry has to offer and achieved the highest possible chart success multiple times.

In the late 1980s singing led Austin to Los Angeles, CA where she immediately began working in studio with R&B heavyweights like Sami McKinney, Alan Rich and Michael O’Hara and her work soon led to live performances and recording opportunities.

Her travels led her to Penny Ford , the former lead singer of SNAP!, who was working on a solo project. Thea was whisked to Germany to begin work on SNAP’s album The Madman’s Return together with the rapper Turbo B. She not only sang, but co-authored many of the cuts including the multi-generational anthem “Rhythm Is A Dancer.” That song has lived on through 25 years and continues to be a hit as Austin tours with the “I Love the 90s” show singing it worldwide.

Big gigs aren’t new to Austin. In 1992 Thea and SNAP! had the distinct honor and privilege of opening for the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, at his concert in Bucharest, Rumania, during his Dangerous tour.

As the lead singer of SNAP! she took the world by storm. The first single, Colour Of Love, soared into the top 10 across Europe and re-established SNAP! as a force with which to be reckoned. Thea played venues from Italy to Germany, Turkey to the Red Sea. The second single Rhythm Is A Dancer, was even more successful, taking a firm grasp on the #1 position on numerous Billboard charts, including the Euro-chart, Hits of the UK charts and in Germany, Italy and other nations with the video landing at MTV Europe #1. In 1993 Austin began working with other Dance producers and Niki Harris took over in the group.

Chris Chism

CHRIS CHISM BIO:

Up-and-coming artist Chris Chism is a talented singer/songwriter who has a natural way of crossing cultural and generational barriers to reach people through his music. Chris is also the Contemporary Music Director at Cathedral of Hope in Dallas. He has been named Dallas’ Best Musician and Best Local Singer by the Dallas Voice, and was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Michael Terry Singer/Songwriter People’s Choice Award at the Wildflower Music & Arts Festival.

As a recognized musician, Chris has performed for audiences around the country. He has been a featured entertainer at the Capital Pride Festival in Washington DC, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, Dallas Arts District Block Parties and House of Blues Dallas to name a few. He can often be found performing at numerous charity and fund raising events, and has shared the stage with artists such as Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, and Yolanda Adams.

Over the last few years, Chris has used his gospel upbringing, along with his own personal life experiences, to compose and perform uplifting and inspirational music, such as his popular “Don’t Stay There.” The single “Don’t Stay There” was released April 30, 2016 in a concert with nationally recognized YouTube sensation, Steve Grand. In Chris’s words, “The deeply personal song, especially the second verse, addresses issues such as insecurity and depression. Issues that everyone can relate to on some level.” In November Chris released the music video for “Don’t Stay There”, which caught over 20,000 views in just a few weeks. The song was also featured in the documentary “2nd Chances.”

Chris’s second single “Deadbolt” was released in 2017, followed in 2018 by the releases of “Visible” and “Love Me”. His new original “Into The Wild” takes on a sexy party vibe in both song and music video. When not performing, Chris has been hard at work writing and recording new music and preparing for the release of an EP album early next year.

Currently Chris can be found performing weekly at Alexandre’s Bar in Dallas, as well at various venues with his band, Blind Date Band. Chris and his band are available for booking at clubs, weddings, as well as corporate and charity events.

 

 

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