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Tinida Princess Williams

March 18, 1977 (1977-03-18) (age 42)
OccupationSinger, Song Writer, Performer
OrganizationGolden Child Ent.
Website www.GoldenChildEnt.com

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Early life

Tinida Princess Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 18, 1977. She is the daughter of pastor Edward Williams, a paraprofessional CNA, and Joyce Williams, a home health aide. She has two older brothers, Pierre Williams Prince Williams, as well as a younger sister Tamara Williams. As a child, Tinida [1] learned to sing in church. She attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn and later transferred to South Shore High School from where she graduated in 1995. During her senior year, she gave birth to her first child, a girl she named Joyce Simone Williams. Tinida attended Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn where she majored in aarly childhood education and was a member of the cheerleading team. While cheerleading for the college basketball team, she met her future husband, William Clark, an aspiring member of the men's basketball team. Clark, also known as Billy Buggsy Clark, is the founder of Golden Child Ent. records. [2] After five years of dating, they were married on July 7, 2001. Tinida gave birth to her second child, William I Clark V, the same year.

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Tinida appeared in the Laurita Winery Idol Competition in May 2013 [7] and performed "Silent Night" at The Roselle Park Annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which was held indoors at the Casano Community Center [8] the same year in December.


As lead artist

TitleYearPeak chart positionAlbum

"Give It To Me"2010--
"Live Life"2011--
"Fire Fly"2012--
"When I Feel Like It"2014--

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  2. Golden Child Ent. website
  3. "Creative Minds Spotlight"
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  5. "Live Life", ITunes
    - " Tinida Performs Live Life With Dutch Live", YouTube
  6. "Tinida - When I Feel Like It Video on MTV.com"
  7. "Laurita IDOL 2013 Spring Competition Finale" (2 May 2013). Laurita Winery. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  8. Jake Magiera and Saul Qersdyn (8 December 2013). "Roselle Park Celebrates The Christmas Holiday Season Rain Or Shine". Roselle Park News. Retrieved 9 September 2015.