Tiffany Villarreal: Three Times a Woman to release Tiffany Villarreal
A Triple Threat: talent, brains and beauty. This complete combination is not always common place in today's music industry. In fact, with all the haphazardly manufactured and pre-fabricated "artists" popping up, chances are slim that a true talent will blossom. But an in depth look in the right place will reveal that she is out there and ready to embrace the world. That she happens to be Universal Recording artist, Tiffany Villarreal.
Artist: Tiffany Villarreal
Title: Tiffany Villarreal
Label: Universal Records
Single: You, Yourself & You
Buy at: Amazon
This Mexican and Puerto Rican 21-year old songstress from San Antonio, Texas, began singing as a toddler. Villarreal's home was musically divided between her mother's love for the tunes of the Motown R&B era, her father's penchant for the jams of the 60s & 70s and Latin music. "The day after I was born, I was at a party," Tiffany laughs, describing how music was like a member of the family, "all the family played their own instruments and we would dance and sing all the time."
From Texas, the immediate members of the extended Villarreal family moved to California and subsequently Las Vegas, when Tiffany was in her teens. She was afforded the wonderful opportunity of attending a performing arts school that she describes as similar to the 70's-80's sitcom Fame. "It was cool because I was surrounded by kids that had the same dreams," says Tiffany, "and as hungry as I was then, I'm even hungrier now."
That hunger manifested itself as hard labor as Tiffany diligently worked at whetting the appetites of the music industry elite. "At one point, 702, who are from Vegas as well, invited me over to the studio and they were working with Missy Elliott and I told her I sing," Tiffany speaks of the chance meeting with prominent Virginia rapper and producer. "So I sang for her and we ended up recording a few songs." Missy was just one of the many artists Tiffany came in contact with. "I did songs with Faith Evans," Tiffany adds, "I also did a song with Alicia Keys before she became famous. I had given my demo to Jon B and P. Diddy." Tiffany made it her business to be around the right people at the right time. In fact, Missy believed in Tiffany's project so much and that she went as far as signing on as executive producer of the petite singer's initial album. However, at that time Miss Villarreal was signed to RCA, a record label that folded soon after her project got under way. "I was really discouraged," Tiffany discloses, "but with the grace of God, I soon had another deal."
Despite the fact that these pre-recorded songs remain tucked away, Tiffany is wearing the experience on her arm and that is what has helped her finally get to the space where she belongs. "I honestly believe there is a time and place for everything," Tiffany affirms.
No longer a rookie in the music industry, Tiffany, having just approached the legal drinking age, is seasoned and ready to release her self-titled debut solo album, Tiffany Villarreal. The album is a collection of R&B treats that touch on every aspect of life from love to relationships to girl power to freedom.
"I'm a Spanish girl that sings R&B music so that makes me different already," Tiffany offers honestly, "but my music is not something you will hear on the radio, it's a little different and I love this project." That "little difference" is the integration of strong beats and strong vocal chords. Tiffany's voice is like that of a heavenly cherub. With an impressive range, she sings about the assortment of emotions one goes through when first meeting a potential mate on the song "Holla At Me." The set-it-off track conjures up a fun-loving vibe much like the rest of her album.
Similarly, Tiffany finds herself inside a Wu-Tang Clan beehive on the track "Rewind The Time" which features the lyrical gymnastics of respected emcee Raekwon. The musical bout witnesses Tiff and Rae verbally going at it about the weakening of a relationship over a sparingly, up-tempo, bass-heavy, stirring song.
Meanwhile, "Erotic" invokes Tiff's sensual nature. The Spanish singer's musical range is extended with the Prince sounding melody. "It's just like, when I hear a track, I know that's my song, I know it's made for me and that's how I felt about 'Erotic'," Tiff explains.
An all around purist of an artist, Tiffany unquestionably possesses the traits to make her three times a woman! Without a doubt, her talent alone will allow her to withstand the onslaught of cute faces and minimal skill in this oversaturated music industry. Get ready for Tiffany Villarreal!
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