At the age of two she was crooning to Whitney Houston and Etta James and by six years old she had fortified in her mind a dream of going to Hollywood to become a star. She made her debut as a lounge singer in New Jersey when on a whim she was handed the microphone at a venue, ironically called the Tiffany Lounge—she was nine. Luckily, stardom was not far off for Miss Evans because by age ten she floored the judges on Star Search, the talent contest that would take her straight to Los Angeles to become America’s soulful sweetheart. Winning Star Search was the turning point for Tiffany’s family that pulled them out of poverty after they had been living in a van for several years. One of ten siblings (6 boys and 4 girls), she is now twenty-two years wise and based out of Cobb County, Atlanta where her entire family resides comfortably. However, as a singer, dancer, actor, author, and director, Tiffany Evans’ career takes her all over the country.
On November 19th, she packed a New York City venue called Sounds of Brazil with one of the most eclectic audiences that Bombshell has ever seen. She took to the stage (all 4’10” of her!) and tore down the house, opening with her smokey love song “143.” “Shade” followed and proved to be a personal anthem with a sensible bounce. Shedding her two back up dancers for a moment, she turned up the heat with a little “Red Wine” dedicated to the ladies looking for some “good lovin.'” Miss Evans closed her set with her brand new single “Baby Don’t Go” alongside of her break-dancing husband, Lorenzo Henderson, who also functions as creative director and choreographer of her shows. Her movements were aesthetically pleasing and appeared to be effortless as her voice floated over the crowd in a smooth wave of sound.
It was at the Harlem School of the Arts, where Tiffany first learned to dance and was also fast tracked in an advanced opera class, though at that point she had already signed with Columbia Records. In her career, she has teamed up with Bow Wow and Ciara but her dream collaboration right now is Kendrick Lamar whom she describes as open and “not afraid to be who he really is or talk about the experiences that he has had in his life.” During her visit at Bombshell the day after her show, she gushed about Lamar, “You can tell he is really socially aware and it comes through his music…he tells stories that people can relate too.”
Evans herself is also a storyteller. In 2011, she founded Little Lady Entertainment. At that time, she had just parted ways with Columbia which had been her label for ten years. “If you don’t feel like you’re learning or growing than its time to move on,” she explained. The hope for Little Lady was to give Tiffany the opportunity to learn how to be a business woman. Her love of film was the driving force that evolved Little Lady into a production company offering services for independent artists such as web design, logo design, photography, video editing, and song writing. Tiffany went on to direct and produce several music videos including the first video for Watch The Duck (recently featured on T.I.’s new album, “Paperwork”). The most recent project completed by Little Lady was one of Tiffany’s own videos for “Baby Don’t Go” which comes out in December.
Among all of her successes, Tiffany is also a new mother to Adalia Sarai Henderson. When asked about what advice she would give to career women who are or who want to be mothers she said, “I believe that children are gifts from God. If you want to have a baby, I say just make sure that you are with someone that you really love who loves you back and who treats you well. And be confident that you want the same things in life. Don’t be afraid of the experience because it is empowering. When I had Adalia, I didn’t realize that I would be as confident as I am now. I started to think: I’m a woman…I just gave birth, I can do anything! I don’t need to be afraid of anyone. Being Adalia’s mother has taught me how to love myself because she love me unconditionally. She has really shown me how to embrace myself and it has changed me. I’ve become more selfless.”
As well as being fierce, hardworking, and talented, Tiffany Evans is sweet, not unlike her new collection of super fly shades. Eye Hunee was conceptualized in 2012. “I really wanted it to be something that everyone could wear, men and women,” shared Evans. It is safe to say, she has achieved that versatility with a funky selection of aviator, wayfarer, and cat-eyed sunglasses. Her eye wear has been picked up by celebrities such as TLC, Columbus Short, and Keri Hilson—to name a few. Check out eyehunee.com this December 2014, and lookout for the collection in stores March 2015.
In the future, Tiffany hopes to be challenged in the realm of acting, she would also love to direct more and looks forward to going on tour. Bombshell would like to thank her for being a fabulous “It Girl,” and we encourage our readers to keep up with her endeavors on Instagram and on her official website!