Tima bounces back into the lime­light

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IMA REECE has fi­nally de­cided to step out of the dark­ness into the light. Look­ing sex­ier than ever, she beat de­pres­sion, changed her hair from blonde locks back to smoul­der­ing brunette with a rock­ing body to match and a new al­bum about to drop.

The singer, whose birth name is Tia, has one of the sweet­est and mes­meris­ing voices. Her mu­sic made our hearts melt with pain when she was at her A” game.

She had us singing along to her ra­dio hits

and But the R&B songstress sud­denly stopped mak­ing mu­sic for nine years and faded into the back­ground.

For the new­bies who fail to recog­nise the name, she is the res­i­dent back­ing vo­cal­ist as well as a voice coach on

This is a role she has played with her hus­band Kurt Her­man. Her­man, a celebrity in his own right, won the very first He and Pam An­drews were known as 101.

Reece con­fesses that her ab­sence from the studio was due to se­vere de­pres­sion. While fans mourned the late iconic Aaliyah back in 2001, Reece ar­rived fresh-faced onto the pop scene at just 19 years old, and we fell in­stantly in love with her.

Her mu­sic flooded the air­waves and saw her earn two SAMA nom­i­na­tions for Best Pop Sin­gle and Best Al­bum for her de­but al­bum, in

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