Tara Leslye Kemp (born on May 11, 1964 in 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."
"Hold You Tight," written by singer-songwriter Will Hammond Jr., achieved RIAA gold status and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was followed by another Top 10 single, "Piece of My Heart," which reached No. 7. 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. She also recorded a song entitled "Action Speaks Louder Than Words," which was featured on the soundtrack for the Fox television series, Beverly Hills, 90210. "Come Correct" was released in 1994. Giant Records folded not long thereafter, leaving Kemp—along with labelmates Jade, Color Me Badd, Jeremy Jordan, and many others—without recording deals.
Kemp returned on a duet entitled "Searchin' for Silver" with producer and fellow arranger William Hammond on his debut album.
Kemp is currently working on a new release. Release date TBD.