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Also known as
  • Tia
  • Tomoka Takayama (高山 萌香)
  • Chiaki Hamahime (浜姫 千明)
Born (1987-11-14) November 14, 1987 (age 35)
Yokohama, Japan
Genres J–Pop
Years active1981–present
Website www.tiawebsite.com

TiA (ティア) is a Japanese pop singer famous for her songs "Ryuusei" (part of the Naruto ending themes repertoire) and "Every Time". Her August 2005 single "Promise", is used as Yakitate!! Japan 's second opening song. She released her first American debut song "I'm On My Way" in 2015.



TiA was born in Yokohama, Japan. Her father is Japanese and her mother is half German-American and half Japanese.

After sending her demo tapes to several companies, she signed a contract with Epic Records when she was just 16.

TiA debuted at the age of 16 and soon became famous for her song "Ryuusei" which starred as one of the "Naruto" ending themes. Her first album received a Gold Disc Award.

In 2004 she released her first music album, entitled Humming.

In 2014 she moved to New York City, where she currently resides. She has performed at the world-famous Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, SOB's, Cafe Wha?, Shrine, Silvana, Milk River, Prudential Center, Newark Symphony Hall, Juneteenth Festival 2016, and McDonald's GospelFest 2016.

She released her most recent single on iTunes in 2017.






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