Tamia Talks Longevity, Being Diagnosed with MS, Brandy, Performing, More

After Tamia's amazing performance at the Highline Ballroom in New York City for her "Beautiful Suprise" tour on Saturday, June 8th, Singersroom chatted with the Grammy- nominated singer about her busy schedule as a wife and mom, the secret to success in the industry, being diagnosed with MS, and her upcoming projects in the near future. As always, the R&B songstress blesses us with her inner beauty and divine spirit…check it out.

Longevity in the Industry: I don't know if there's a formula for longevity in the business. I'm just happy to be here. I started when I was 17, well I'm not 17 anymore, but I'm just happy to continue do music that I love and I'm just inspired by it.

Balancing Motherhood and Marriage: Oh, it's a juggling act. Sometimes you just drop the ball, but you pick it up and you start where you left off.

Biggest Musical Influences Past & Present: I love amazing singers, from Whitney Houston, to Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Valerie Simpson, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, I mean those are the women that I studied. All are very different vocally, but there's something in that voice that drew me to them. That's what I love about music, it's heart to heart connection and you feel like they're singing to you.

Being Diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis): I'm not shy or ashamed to talk about MS, I'm currently in remission. I'm just thankful and blessed that I can still do the things I love to do, a wife, mom, singer, performer, and a business woman.

Brandy: I would love to talk about Brandy. She is such a great singer. She's been in the game for 18 years, gotta give it up. And she's going to be around for another 18 years. So I congratulate and salute her.

Upcoming Projects: We're going to continue to do more shows, live shows and get back in the studio. Don't want to take too long anymore between albums.

Favorite Songs: Umm, "Beautiful Surprise," certainly. You know the great thing about putting out records, songs, albums, or whatever you want to call it or songs you love is that if you get to this point where you have to sing an hour and forty minutes, you still love the music. That's what it's about. At the end of the day, it's about being proud of what you put out and I am. I just love performing my songs for my fans.