Meet Multi Platinum Singer/Song Writer Tami LaTrell.
Multiplatinum published songwriter and singer Tami LaTrell was born and raised in Houston, TX. She has been professionally writing and singing since she was 15. After graduating high school with a 4.1 GPA, she attended college at Texas Southern University receiving a Bachelors degree in Journalism with a specialty in PR/Advertising and a minor in Business.
While a freshman in college, Tami steadily worked in studios around Houston, establishing relationships and building a name for herself. With the help of Grammy award-winning and fellow EMI Publishing producer Errol McCalla (who produced Beyonce’s Dangerously In Love and many others), Tami inked her first co-publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing under former President of North America Creative, Big Jon Platt.
Since then, Tami has taken on several songwriting assignments through EMI; collaborating lyrically with nationally known producers such, Soulshock & Karlin (Whitney Houston, JoJo, Usher, Toni Braxton), Greg Charley (Whitney, Gerald Levert, 702), Syience (Jay-Z), MaddScientist (R.City, Megan Rochelle), Cameron Wallace (Beyonce), Ghost (Nelly), The Ambassadorz (Usher, Ciara), Fatboi (Jeezy, Flo-Rida), Big Toomp (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mariah) and Cainon “Lambo” Lamb (Beyonce, Jazmine Sullivan, Keyshia Cole) to name a few.
Her writing credits include Grammy award-winning, Multi-Platinum pop icon, Whitney Houston (Just Whitney), Grammy nominated artist Keyshia Cole (Just Like You), Hair Show the Movie (soundtrack), International rapper J-Xavier, Rap A Lot’s Devin the Dude (Waitin’ to Inhale), a feature on Chamillionaire’s, Sound of Revenge & Ammunition, J-Dawg’s (Still Behind Tint), SWV’s ‘I Missed Us’ and a developing a roster of independent artists.
Now having 3 platinum albums under her belt and a flourishing career in new media and entertainment, Tami LaTrell has a greater desire to release her own album, as an artist while also empowering other songwriters and producers. “I want to be an example and show that you can pursue your dreams, no matter what the circumstances may be, and be educated on the business side of yourcareer too.”
Pulling from her trials, some unfortunate circumstances and her successes, she details them all on her debut release, Through My Eyes: The Anatomy of A Songwriter which is a FREE mixtape available at her website that chronicles the beginnings of her singing and songwriting career and how she was almost stiffed out of her publishing royalties on her very first placement with Whitney Houston. “After that happened, I vowed not to ever allow myself to be in that situation again and so I educated myself and made sure that I not only learned the creative side but that understood the business of music as well.”
From off the mixtape, ‘Coastin’ has garnered much success digitally and in retail stores in the southern region. It charted on Billboard several times under the Hot Single Sales, Hip-Hop and R&B Sales Chart and even charted on the Bubbling Under Charts! With this success, Tami is continuing her passion of singing, vocal production, developing new talent under her Starfactory Entertainment imprint.
These days, you can catch Tami using her writing skills everywhere! She is in the studios penning records for some of your favorite artists, performing at venues and events, she conducts songwriting workshops at colleges and universities and she also uses her Journalism degree as the National Producer for Interactive One.