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Celebrity Then And Now
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Entertainment
Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal
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Tiffany

Famous For:
I Think We're Alone Now, Could've Been
Networth:
$4 Million
Currently Known For:
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Famous Years:
1986-Present
Tiffany



  Famous For:
I Think We're Alone Now, Could've Been

  Networth:
$4 Million


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Some of the most famous singers of all-time go simply by one name. Cher, Bono, Adele, Drake; all of these people would achieve massive megastardom with just one name. One mononym singer that you might have forgotten about over the years, however, is Tiffany.

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Before she was simply known as Tiffany, she was born as Tiffany Darwish on October 2, 1971, and raised in California. At just 10 years old, Tiffany excelled at singing and made more than $200 on stage during a performance at a country music concert, and made her way down to Hollywood to showcase her talents.

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It was there that folk singer Hoyt Axton recognized Tiffany’s talent, and was able to get Tiffany a chance to perform in Nashville and even landed her a tour in Alaska. By the time she was 13, Tiffany’s demo tape had already made the rounds with record producers, and it was the next year where she shined on the competitive show “Star Search” that allowed her to land a record deal with MCA.

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At the time it was George Tobin that had produced for the likes of Smokey Robinson and Kim Carnes that was managing Tiffany, and produced her first single “Danny”. However, the song would flop and Tiffany was relegated to performing at shopping malls around the United States. Then, by a stroke of luck, Tiffany released the cover of the song “I Think We’re Alone Now” that went to the top of the charts, and put her into the public eye.

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Because of the song being associated with her shopping mall tour, Tiffany instantly became synonymous with shopping malls herself. Even her early career was parodied on the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in which she would make an appearance. It was the perfect storm of late 1980s pop culture, and Tiffany was riding the wave to success.

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Tiffany would release two more songs that reached the top 10 of the Billboard charts in 1988, including the number one hit “Could’ve Been”. It appeared that there was the potential for Tiffany to become a superstar, but things behind the scenes would boil over. Tiffany, along with her family, had entered into a legal battle with Tobin over her career. Money was a big topic of discussion, and having to appear in court would affect Tiffany’s career potential. Tiffany was also seeking legal emancipation at this time, saying that “My mother has been hindering my career and jeopardizing my future.”

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As her teenage years were coming to an end, Tiffany would get away from Tobin’s management and attempt to change her style. However, her first album of the 1990s wouldn’t register the way her pop albums did, and Tiffany all of a sudden took a back seat.

At the height of her fame, Tiffany had some control over her music, but said that it was hard to get her opinions heard on the direction her career was going. “But I hit a wall by the time I was 16, 17 and 18 that I was a manufactured artist and that I didn’t play an instrument and I didn’t write my songs,” she said. “That has really been a hurdle to have to overcome.”

The rest of the 1990s would prove to be rather bleak in terms of popularity and chart performances, but the new millennium found Tiffany in the headlines. She started off the 2000s with a surprise hit album called “The Color of Silence” that had people thinking that she was back on her way to the top, and she even appeared in Playboy magazine in one of the best-selling editions that they ever had.

Tiffany would change her style once again, but it seemed that she fell back into not being able to find success. Instead, she was appearing on reality television shows more frequently using her former A-list status on shows such as “Celebrity Fit Club”, “What Not to Wear” and more recently, “I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!”

These days, Tiffany is still performing and releasing albums with her most recent being 2016’s “A Million Miles”. However, it’s been 30 years since she released an album or a solo song that reached the Billboard charts. She’s also still performing on tour, though mostly in Europe where her fanbase is still quite significant.

When she’s not doing that, Tiffany is running a boutique store in Nashville, saying that “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to open up a boutique that is a little bit of glamour and a little bit different?’ I’m a real girl. I get it. I gain weight, I lose weight. My Styles change. My goal is to provide fashion for real women - any size, any age.” The business has proven to be a good venture for Tiffany, who says that “For a lot of people, I will always be the mall girl, and that’s OK. That was my start, but I can do so much more than that. My voice has matured; I’ve developed as a songwriter.”

And if you think she’s sick of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, she’s one of those artists that’s appreciative of what it meant for her career. Among her other hits, Tiffany says “It’s what I’m known for, and I never will have a time where I perform and don’t sing those songs because I’m a fan, and I know when you go to see people you want to hear those songs that made you connect with them in the beginning...I want to have that moment with them.”

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