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Tiffany Ponce proves big voices come in small packages. The talented R&B songbird has graced the same stage as Grammy award-winning artists Shaggy and 112, and has shaken up the music industry with the release of her sophomore album Gratitude, winning Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Urban Television Hip Hop Awards.

Ponce was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she’s now recognized as one of the city’s most admired urban artists and a rising prairie star. Her passion for music, dance, and theatre evolved from performing in high school musicals to graduating from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia.

Ponce's music brings in R&B flavours from the late 80’s and early 90’s. Her primary influences include chart-topping and award-winning artists Janet Jackson, TLC, Tamia, and Boyz II Men. Her soulful chops are complemented by uplifting pop inflections, showcasing her expert ability to flex and adapt to various vocal styles. 

In 2012, she released her debut EP Only the Beginning with two sold-out CD release shows, showcasing her fiery energy and sultry sounds. 

Gratitude was released in August 2015 with another packed, sold-out show. Writing the songs for the album reconnected Ponce with her motivation behind creating great music. The R&B/pop collection revolves around the themes of love, hope, faith, and strength, and intends to uplift and empower its listeners. Its inspiring message is “a reminder to always be grateful for whatever life throws at you.  There is a lesson and blessing in every situation."  This message caught the attention of Phoenix-based Autumn Magazine, and as a result Ponce was featured as Woman of the Month in their March 2016 issue.  The publication also produced Ponce's music video for her inspirational single "Love the Rain".

She owns a highly collaborative style, and often features local and international artists on her original tracks. Some notable performers on her new Gratitude album include former Mouseketeer Damon Pampolina, Crystle Lightning of award-winning hip hop duo LightningCloud from LA, Lyrical Militant, and Desi Ma.  Ponce was nominated for four awards at the 2015 Canadian Urban Television Hip Hop Awards - R&B Album of the Year, R&B Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year.  Ponce took home the Songwriter of the Year award, beating out 31 other talented songwriters from across Canada.

Ponce’s singles "Sweet Surprise", "Free", "Superladies", "Love the Rain", "Wish List", and "Gratitude" have been in regular rotation on Winnipeg urban station Rhythm 104.7 FM, and "Superladies" was also used as the theme song for Winnipeg theatre company Sarasvati Productions' 2014/2015 season.

Ponce continues to anticipate the next exciting steps in her musical career. Music has helped define who she is, and she hopes to inspire those who choose to pursue their own lifelong passions.

 

Tiffany Ponce is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Influences from the R&B music of the '80s and '90s mixed with fresh, unique sounds as well as splashes of pop are what create Tiffany's vast and captivating style.  Lyrically, Tiffany writes about everything from the highs and lows of love to overcoming adversity and finding one's inner strength. But no matter the subject, Tiffany performs with passion and conviction, and on stage her fierce spirit and boundless energy take over, allowing her audience to be truly entertained while they listen to her carefully crafted lyrics and feel her honest emotions.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Tiffany was exposed to music at an early age in her Filipino household. Tiffany's parents enrolled her and her two older siblings in piano lessons, and Tiffany continued with them well into her teenage years while studying trumpet throughout junior high and high school.  Some of Tiffany's most vivid childhood memories include borrowing her sister's mixtapes and singing along to the songs in her bedroom.  She would also spending hours in the basement learning dance routines from recorded music videos and award shows.  Tiffany names artists such as Janet Jackson, TLC, Tamia, Aaliyah, New Edition, Boyz II Men, and Brian McKnight as some of her biggest musical inspirations.  Always somewhat of a shy girl, it was in high school that Tiffany began to come out of her shell.  Tiffany's love for the arts became apparent to those around her as she sang in school musicals and choreographed hip hop routines for talent shows.  However, coming from a "practical Filipino family", after high school Tiffany took a break from music and dance and attended the University of Manitoba where she attained a Bachelor of Nursing degree.  Once Tiffany was in the working world, she decided to listen to her heart and threw herself into classes in voice, dance, and acting.  She will never forget the words of her mother at this time: "You've already made us happy. It's time to make yourself happy."  The support and understanding of her parents meant - and still means - the world to Tiffany.  She began performing in theatre and would also sing and dance at various events around Winnipeg.  Then, she auditioned for and was accepted in to the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia.  After completing their one year program she made a return to Winnipeg, upon which began an intense year of balancing night shifts at the hospital and rehearsals and performances for several theatre shows.  Throughout all of this, Tiffany knew deep down that music was her true love.  However, she had not quite figured out how to follow that call, as she had written a few  of her own original songs but had not yet performed them in public.  She finally found that bridge when she learned about an urban open mic night that had begun in the city. It was there that Tiffany got to know other local artists such as Abstract Artform, Lyrical Militant, and Flo.  Writing became a top priority and she challenged herself to perform new material every week.  It was throughout this time that Tiffany truly discovered the immense joy and fulfillment of writing and performing her own music.  Since then, that has been her focus.  
Tiffany has worked with other Winnipeg artists such as Abstract Artform, Lyrical Militant, Muzo, Charlie Stumble, Breezy K, and Cue. She has also collaborated with hip hop artists Spesh K (Toronto) and Elicit (Vancouver).  After countless performances of her original material over the past few years, Tiffany is thrilled to be releasing her debut EP, "Only the Beginning".  Produced by SoULBOi, it takes the listener on a journey of excitement, love, longing, hopefulness, perseverance, and strength.
Grateful for the love and passion for music that pumps in her heart, Tiffany aims to express the various sides of herself while touching and inspiring the hearts and souls of others.  The possibilities are endless for Tiffany, and she plans to continue enjoying every step of the journey.  This truly is "only the beginning".Tiffany Ponce is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Influences from the R&B music of the '80s and '90s mixed with fresh, unique sounds as well as splashes of pop are what create Tiffany's vast and captivating style.  Lyrically, Tiffany writes about everything from the highs and lows of love to overcoming adversity and finding one's inner strength. But no matter the subject, Tiffany performs with passion and conviction, and on stage her fierce spirit and boundless energy take over, allowing her audience to be truly entertained while they listen to her carefully crafted lyrics and feel her honest emotions.Born and raised in Winnipeg, Tiffany was exposed to music at an early age in her Filipino household. Tiffany's parents enrolled her and her two older siblings in piano lessons, and Tiffany continued with them well into her teenage years while studying trumpet throughout junior high and high school.  Some of Tiffany's most vivid childhood memories include borrowing her sister's mixtapes and singing along to the songs in her bedroom.  She would also spending hours in the basement learning dance routines from recorded music videos and award shows.  Tiffany names artists such as Janet Jackson, TLC, Tamia, Aaliyah, New Edition, Boyz II Men, and Brian McKnight as some of her biggest musical inspirations.  Always somewhat of a shy girl, it was in high school that Tiffany began to come out of her shell.  Tiffany's love for the arts became apparent to those around her as she sang in school musicals and choreographed hip hop routines for talent shows.  However, coming from a "practical Filipino family", after high school Tiffany took a break from music and dance and attended the University of Manitoba where she attained a Bachelor of Nursing degree.  Once Tiffany was in the working world, she decided to listen to her heart and threw herself into classes in voice, dance, and acting.  She will never forget the words of her mother at this time: "You've already made us happy. It's time to make yourself happy."  The support and understanding of her parents meant - and still means - the world to Tiffany.  She began performing in theatre and would also sing and dance at various events around Winnipeg.  Then, she auditioned for and was accepted in to the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia.  After completing their one year program she made a return to Winnipeg, upon which began an intense year of balancing night shifts at the hospital and rehearsals and performances for several theatre shows.  Throughout all of this, Tiffany knew deep down that music was her true love.  However, she had not quite figured out how to follow that call, as she had written a few  of her own original songs but had not yet performed them in public.  She finally found that bridge when she learned about an urban open mic night that had begun in the city. It was there that Tiffany got to know other local artists such as Abstract Artform, Lyrical Militant, and Flo.  Writing became a top priority and she challenged herself to perform new material every week.  It was throughout this time that Tiffany truly discovered the immense joy and fulfillment of writing and performing her own music.  Since then, that has been her focus.