Tiana Major9 is the newest artist on Motown Records, the legendary imprint under Universal Music Group — home to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many more icons. The Newham, East London-bred singer-songwriter carries the Major9 in her name to remind audiences of her love for jazz music, a genre she grew up on in her Jamaican household.
2019 was an eventful year, especially with her own solo single “Collide” featuring EarthGang being featured in the Queen & Slim movie. Beyond that, she caught the attention of even Michelle Obama and showcased her talent in a COLORS performance.
King Ice caught up with Tiana following her showcase at No Vacancy in Hollywood.
How would you describe your style as it relates to jewelry? I see you got some ice on!
I mean...this is new! [chuckles] My style is very vibrant. It’s very comfortable. It’s also… shiny! I always have glitter or something on.
What’s the most expensive piece you own?
I’m not going to lie, I don’t actually own expensive jewelry. My gold earrings. Not these ones, I have a gold pair that has “ba-by” written in it. But they’re not expensive. $30. [laughs] I’m not there yet. Soon!
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be my music. I want it to stand the test of time. I want people to study in school, because I studied music in school. We studied Beatles and Miles Davis, I want my music to be something that kids study in school.