I’m Tay. I was born September 30, 1995 and raised in the south. It seems as though my entire existence has been based around performance and competition. I was a gymnast from the time I was 6 to 13, and that was going to be my life. Then, one day my heart flipped for music. Everything changed.
Honestly, music has always been a part of my life. I had been singing and performing at family gatherings, in the gym, and on stage at church since I was 3. Finally, my violin teacher convinced me to try out a singing competition right in my home town. I almost didn’t do it. It seemed ridiculous and out of reach, but stubborn as I am, I wanted to win before I even had hands on the flyer. I ended up having more fun than gymnastics ever allowed and took home the trophy. This particular competition brought me to Atlanta, GA and amongst some of the best at Treesound Studios. This is where I found out who I really was. I met inspiring artists like Usher, a young Justin Bieber and worked with multi talented producers and songwriters. After Atlanta my journey took me to another competition in Orlando, FL. I competed in several categories like acting, modeling, singing and dance. Some things I won, some I did not my competitive spirit was growing, and my eyes were opening to the reality of this industry while my heart continued to wrap it up for keeps.
Before leaving, I collected a team out here where I am now in Los Angeles. They showed me the ropes, gave me an edgy look and sent me out to find myself as an artist. We shopped labels, and no one got it. I hadn’t succeeded, and it busted me. I had never really lost that hard before. By this time, I’m barely 16 and confused. I wanted to give up and sleep it off, but of course, my competitive spirit got ahold of me and I threw myself into another competition The Voice. This was the experience of a life time. Two chairs turned around at my Blind Audition: Usher (It’s a small world.) and Shakira. I picked Usher and ran with it. Eventually, I was stolen by Blake and booted from the show in perfect enough timing to meet my current, amazing team. Matt Wong, songwriter/producer, who has been helping discover my true Pop/R&B sound, Jamie Jones singer/songwriter/producer, and Jack Kugell songwriter/producer. Together we are making my dream come alive. I am further than I have ever been to success in this colossal industry we call entertainment. I am now 18 and ready to change my game forever.
Tay Beckham is a fervent talent, who finds expression through her piano and lyrics. She is thoroughly inspired by soulful R&B and takes her music back to the high school days of the 90’s. Her lyrics encompass today’s young people, and her voice soothes every generation. Tay made her debut into the world’s eyes and ears on Season Four of NBC’s Emmy Award winning show, The Voice. Usher and Shakira battled for Tay’s presence on their team for her fresh new image and haunting vocals. She is now performing and working tirelessly in the studio writing and creating new, upcoming music for herself and other artists. She’s a 360 threat and ready to leave her mark on the world.