Ask Patty will be at the Detroit Auto Show all next week and we will be
bringing you ever star-studded reveal and after-show party we can. To
start off the excitment for this year's show, we wanted to tell you
about the 2007 Urban Wheel Awards, where Canadian R&B artist,
Tamia, will be performing!
her earliest days growing up in the Ontario, Canada projects, Tamia has
always faced any adversity by soaring atop an unbelievable voice. Born
to a 17-year-old single mother, she refused to be daunted by the odds
against her. The Elektra recording artist has also worked with the
likes of Babyface, Peter Lord, Jeff Smith, and Mario Winans. She is
certain to wow the 2,500 guests as she opens with a ballad at this
year’s Urban Wheel Awards.
Tamia began singing with her local
church at six years old. She later entered talent contests and
volunteered for local theatre productions. She outsourced every avenue
awaiting her big break. By the early '90s she was winning prestigious
Canadian music awards, which led to an offer to work with the legendary
Tamia has balanced the life as a singer, mother and wife of NBA Orlando
Magic player Grant Hill. She has received four Grammy nominations
including, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “You've Put A Move
On My Heart”, Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group with Vocal for
“Slow Jams” and duet with Eric Benet for the #1 smash hit “Spend My
Life With You” and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her work with
Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan on the single “Missing You” from
the Set It Off movie soundtrack.
than 40 national automotive, minority and general media have signed on
as media partners to the event, including hundreds of media attendees
who cover both the event and auto show. Proceeds from the awards
benefit the Edward Davis Education Foundation, which provides
scholarships, mentoring and internships to students who are pursuing
careers in the auto industry.
The awards program begins Tuesday,
January 9, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher
Music Center in Detroit. For more information about the 11th Annual
Urban Wheel Awards, to obtain tickets, or to sponsor the event, check
out On Wheels, Inc. or call (313) 963-2209.