TODAY'S THROWBACK R&B VID: DAYDREAMIN' - TATYANA ALI
Tatyana Ali was a fresh-faced 19-year-old when she first shot into the R&B scene with her impressive debut album Kiss The Sky back in 1998. The first single was the fun and infectiously catchy Daydreamin'. After her stint playing Ashley Banks in huge US sitcom Fresh Prince of Belair, it was her co-star Will Smith who encouraged her to pursue a pop career, after an episode which actually depicted her singing talent. Tatyana went on to have hit single after hit single (Boy You Knock Me Out, Every Time, etc) but her sophomore album didn't see the time of day (maybe because her debut album only sold 293,168 copies to date, damn):
After appearing in a couple of cheesy movies, Tatyana seemed to have disappeared from the celebrity radar altogether and put all her concentration into her studies at Harvard University. So at the ripened age of 28, what is Tatyana up to now? Last year, I've read that she's supposed to be playing Ertha Kitt in her latest new movie role. Alongside Tatyana, another R&B singer Monifah is also supposed to be in the movie as Billie Holiday. The movie was supposedly based about old-time singers. Kenya Moore and Angie Stone were also reported to be in the movie, but since then I haven't heard anything about the project. There's been no confirmation of a musical comeback though but Tatyana still makes her presence felt at many celebrity parties and events from here on out.
Just over a week ago, Tatyana attended a fundraising event for New Orleans: