Tiffanywas born as Tiffany Renee Darwish, on October 2, 1971, in Norwalk, California. She was an American singer who was very popular in the 1980's and had many teen pop hits. When she was four years old she learned the words to the Tanya Tucker song, Delta Dawn, and sang it often. In 1981 she had her first singing performance with a country music band at a country and western club. After she performed she passed around the hat and collected 235 dollars. This was her first paid performance. Hoyt Axton and his mother, Mae Axton. discovered her when she was singing in a Los Angeles Club called, El Camino. Mae Axton took Tiffany to Nashville, Tennessee to sing. She appeared on the Ralph Emery Show and sang the song by Juice Newton called, Queen of Hearts, and Your Good Girl’s Gonna’ Go Bad, by Tammy Wynette. In 1982 she toured in several cities in Alaska, and earned $3000 for the tour. She also appeared on the same bill with George Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis, the same year. In 1983, Ronald Kent Surut became her manager. In 1984, she signed a recording contract with George Tobin, and in 1985 she appeared on Star Search with Ed McMahon. She took second place in the contest. She signed a contract with RCA Records label in 1986 and started recording her first album. Her first album was self titled, Tiffany, and was released in 1987. She promoted the album by touring the shopping malls across the country. Her cover version of Tommy Jones and the Shondells song, I Think We’re Alone Now, was a smash hit and was number one on the Billboard Singles chart in the U. S.. This song got Tiffany international attention and she soared to stardom.
Tiffany appeared on teen magazines and on television shows such as, MTV, Fox. Etc.. She set a record for being the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with a debut album. From the album came the singles, Could’ve Been (which hit number 1), I Saw Him Standing There, and Feelings Forever, also reached the charts and sold over 4.1 million copies.
Tiffany released her second album in 1988 and it was called, Hold An Old Friend’s Hand. The album went double platinum and the single from it called, All This Time, hit number 1. She signed an agreement that year to become the voice for Judy Jetson, of The Jetsons. The movie was released in 1990. Three of her songs were on the soundtrack for the movie. Tiffany continued to record and make tv appearances. She continues to perform and release albums and singles. She signed a record deal with 10 Spot Records, which is a new Water Music Group and is distributed by Universal Music Group. She also released a new album in June, 2007, called, Just Me. She has released a total of 13 albums and 23 singles so far.
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