Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Tamar started out as a member of a girl group called Girls' Tyme, who later appeared on Star Search. However, Tamar's parents decided to have her focus on her education so she left Girls' Tyme, who ended up becoming the R&B supergroup Destiny's Child. When she got older, she got a chance to work with superstar Prince, who hired her as a backup singer. She eventually toured with him as well in addition to working on her debut album, Milk & Honey, but the album was never released. She did finally release her debut album, My Name is Tamar, in 2011. She even tried out for season 4 of American Idol.
In addition to music, Tamar has worked as an actress, appearing in several plays written by Tyler Perry, and even touring as part of the musical Motown: The Musical, where she was an understudy for Diana Ross.
Tamar auditioned for the show by singing the Aretha Franklin classic "Chain of Fools". Her strong vocals impressed both Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. Tamar ended up picking Christina to be her coach. Despite some good performances, she was eliminated in the live playoffs.
- My Name is Tamar (2011)