Tara Kemp

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Tara Kemp
Birth nameTara Leslye Kemp
Born(1964-05-11) May 11, 1964 (age 50)
OriginLivermore, California
GenresPop, R&B
Years active1991–1995
LabelsGiant/Warner Bros. Records
 
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Tara Kemp
Birth nameTara Leslye Kemp
Born(1964-05-11) May 11, 1964 (age 50)
OriginLivermore, California
GenresPop, R&B
Years active1991–1995
LabelsGiant/Warner Bros. Records

Tara Leslye Kemp (born May 11, 1964, Livermore, California) is an American pop and R&B singer who was signed to the Giant Records label. She is best known for her two Top 10 1991 singles, "Hold You Tight" and "Piece of My Heart."

Career[edit]

"Hold You Tight," written by singer-songwriter Will Hammond Jr., achieved RIAA gold status, reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and came in at No. 25 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1991. It peaked at No. 69 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was followed by another Top 10 single, "Piece of My Heart," which reached No. 7 in July 1991 and came in at No. 84 for the year. Kemp's quick success was short-lived, however, as her third single "Too Much" stalled at No. 95, with further releases failing to chart at all.[2] She also recorded a song titled "Action Speaks Louder Than Words," which was featured on the soundtrack for the Fox television series, Beverly Hills, 90210.[3] "Come Correct" was released in 1994. Giant Records folded not long thereafter.

In 2013, Tara Kemp launched a Facebook page and YouTube channel containing new photography, uploads of vintage material and teasers to a new single, "Fly," set for release in early 2014.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak positions
US
[6]
US
R&B

[6]
1991Tara Kemp10934

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
[6]
US
R&B

[6]
US
Dan

[6]
CAN
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[9]
1991"Hold You Tight"3415241969Tara Kemp
"Piece of My Heart"74781
"Too Much"95
1994"Come Correct"Non-album single
2014"Fly"TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 298. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Artist Chart History - Tara Kemp". billboard.com. Retrieved March 27, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Beverly Hills, 90210 TV Soundtrack". allmusic.com. Retrieved March 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Tara Kemp Official". Facebook. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tara Kemp YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "US Charts > Tara Kemp". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "CAN Charts > Tara Kemp". RPM. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "NZ Charts > Tara Kemp". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "UK Charts > Tara Kemp". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "US Certifications > Tara Kemp". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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