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Celebrity Then And Now
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Celebrity Then And Now
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Tiffany Darwish

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Famous For:
I Think We're Alone Now, Could've Been
Networth:
$4 Million
Currently Known For:
Pieces of Me
Famous Years:
1987 - Present
Birthdate:
October 2, 1971
Tiffany Darwish


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  famous for:
I Think We're Alone Now, Could've Been

  networth:
$4 Million

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If you were around during the late 1980s, you might know about the craze of shopping mall performances. Singers were frequently going on tour to some of the biggest malls in the United States and Canada, and it made some stars out of several performers. Among them was Tiffany Darwish, who was referred to simply as Tiffany. She came onto the scene as a teenager, and was an overnight sensation that younger audiences might not know about.Advertisements:

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Darwish was born in Norwalk, California on October 2, 1971 where she was also raised. From an early age, she showed an incredible singing ability and was performing at her local church with many expecting her to be a star. At around 10 years old, Darwish started making money for her performances for the first time and was opening for some big names while performing covers of famous songs.

“Going into some of those venues as a small girl, I think everybody was taken aback by my voice,” Darwish said. “I would get up and sound like I was 30, but I was nine and singing songs about heartbreak or somebody cheating on me. They didn’t know what to do with me in Nashville.”

Because of her abilities, Darwish was able to secure the services of a talent agent. After recording a demo tape, Darwish was selected to be on the talent show “Star Search” that was a big hit during the 1980s. Though she didn’t win the title, Darwish did have a fine performance and finished in second place. This was able to open the door for her career.

To say that Darwish exploded onto the scene would be a bit of an understatement. In 1987, she released her debut album (that was self titled) that not only went platinum four times over the United States, but did so five times in Canada. “Tiffany” went to the number one spot on the charts in both countries, and reached the top five in countries such as Japan and the United Kingdom.

The first single from the album called “Danny” actually didn’t hit the charts in any country. Instead, it was her second single called “I Think We’re Alone Now”, that hit the number one spot in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. For the younger crowd, it was an introduction to the song as it had already been recorded in 1967 by Tommy James and The Shondells, with Darwish making the cover version.

For those that thought that Darwish might be a one hit wonder, they were proven wrong with the release of her next single called “Could’ve Been”. The single performed just as well as the previous one, hitting the top spot in three different Billboard charts. Darwish released two more singles from her debut album with “Feelings of Forever” that cracked the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as a cover of the Beatles song “I Saw Him Standing There” that reached the top 10.

In 1988, Darwish released her sophomore album called “Hold an Old Friend’s Hand” that became a top 20 record on the charts, and interestingly enough would be her last album to crack the Billboard 200. “Hold an Old Friend’s Hand” was powered by a pair of singles with “Radio Romance” being a top 40 hit, as well as the top 10 smash “All This Time”.

By the start of the 1990s, though, it seemed that Darwish had hit a bit of a wall when it came to recording music. During the decade, she released just two albums, with “New Inside” coming out in 1990 and “Dreams Never Die” in 1993. During this decade, only one song from Darwish had made its way to the Billboard charts in the United States with “Voices That Care” when she was part of a charity ensemble.

During the mid 1990s, Darwish had focused more on writing than performing. She packed up her belongings and headed to the country music capital of Nashville, Tennessee to write. At this time, she hadn’t recorded any music of her own. It wasn’t until 2000 that Darwish got back into performing for herself, releasing the album “The Color of Silence”.

Since then, Darwish has released five more albums including “Just Me” and “Rose Tattoo”. Her most recent album was the 2018 release of “Pieces of Me” after signing on with the Go On Then record label. Darwish doesn’t focus too much on releasing singles these days, either, with just one in the past decade with “Feel the Music” coming out in 2011, but did release a new video in 2019 with “Beautiful”.

On top of her music career, Darwish had made plenty of appearances on television. She’s been featured in several documentaries about herself and music in the late 1980s. More recently, Darwish has been part of the reality television circuit. She joined the cast of “Celebrity Fit Club” in hopes of dropping weight after she had found herself around 30 pounds heavier than the earlier 2000s. Since then, Darwish has appeared on shows like “Celebrity Ghost Stories”, “Celebrity Wife Swap” and “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!”

Darwish plans on releasing more music in the future. “I’m always going to be in the pop genre,” she said. “But (future albums are) going to be a little more rock based. It’s the kind of music I always thought I would be doing when I was a kid, twirling around in my bedroom singing songs by Heart. No one really wanted to hear a 14 year old rock singer. I hadn’t lived that life, but now it’s easier for me to make that transition.”

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