Stephens attended Zion Hill Primary School, then St. Mary's High School, and began writing songs early on in her spare time.
After graduation, she went to Kingston and sent record producer and musician Noel Brownie a demo cassette with a song called Dear Friend . The song was recorded, but not released.
At Ocho Rios , she introduced another track to Barry O'Hare called Is This For Real , which she later sang over the Far East Riddim . This was then incorporated into a compilation called Further East and thus Tanya Stephen's first song release. Other releases from this period include Can't Beat The Feeling and Amazing Grace on Apache Scratchy.
Finally, in 1993 she sang Big Things A Gwaan for X-Rated, with which she first attracted attention. After she recorded her first long player for RUNNetherlands , her breakthrough came in 1996 with Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet . She then released a compilation of her most successful songs with the record company VP Records in 1997.
After the album Sintoxicated , which she recorded during a three-year stay in Sweden, she returned to Jamaica.
In 2004 Tanya Stephens released her most successful album to date, Gangsta Blues .
Tanya Stephens is in a relationship with her producer Andrew Henton, the son of producer "Computer Paul" Henton. She has a daughter.
- Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet
- Draw fi Mi fingers
- Freaky type
- Cry and Bawl
- Boom Wuk
- These Streets
- Dance 4 Me
- It's a pity
- Double Soul (with Seeed)
- Such a Pity (with Vandal)
- 1994 Big Things A Gwaan (RUNNetherlands)
- 1997 Work Out (Joe Gibbs 21st Century)
- 1997 Too Hype (VP)
- 1998 Ruff Rider (VP)
- 2001 Sintoxicated (Warner Music Sweden)
- 2004 Gangsta Blues (VP)
- 2006 Rebelution (VP)
- 2010 Infallible
- 2013 Guilty
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Stephenson, Vivienne Tanya (real name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Jamaican dancehall reggae artist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||2nd July 1973|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Richmond , Saint Mary Parish , Jamaica|