Meet Up-and-Coming Artist Tanya T6

Sunday, 08 May 2011 09:48 Written by  Isis Nicole

It’s no secret that body and beauty can go a long way in the entertainment industry, but for singer and model Tanya T6 (T=Tanya, 6=six pack), success and respect means much more than looks. Dedicated to keeping her music versatile and fun, Tanya explores R&B, pop and hip hop as a way to keep listeners on their toes and to express her love for melodic sounds. She credits Bone Thugs & Harmony as her number one inspiration in music, taking what she learned from them to perfect becoming a sort of smooth singer and rapper.


In some ways, Tanya is like “one of the guys,” except she comes with a lovely voice, six pack and breast.

After spending a lot of time in the studio with rappers, she became aware of the negativity that is attached to being a woman of color in the entertainment industry, but this hasn’t stopped her shine.

“Being pretty and around guys, people always want to know why she [T6] is down. I’m not being out there and everything is straight business. I proved myself, but there is still more work to do,” says Tanya.

Aside from some of the drama that comes with being a star, Tanya takes pride in being an inspiration to people of any age group through her music and personal blog (—both of which are used to offer advice. They include encouraging pieces and some of Tanya’s learned experiences.

“I try to post a lot of things to inspire,” she says.

Currently, Tanya continues to work on expanding her fan base, setting future tour dates and releasing more music. Her latest EP, “Pieces,” is now available on iTunes. However, she always updates her Twitter (@Tanyat6) feed with free, new music.

Ultimately, Tanya would like to collaborate with artists such as Prince, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Drake and Nicki Minaj. But for now, it’s all about hustling hard and enjoying life.

“No matter what anyone tells you, if you’re hot, you’re hot. Stay focused,” says Tanya.


Find out more about Tanya by visiting her website: and check out her promo video for the single "Fly Away" and listen to the single "Silhouette."

Isis Nicole

Isis Nicole

Isis Nicole is a Cincinnati native majoring in Journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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