Tonya (born LaTonya Youngblood in Prentiss, Missisippi) was a female R&B singer from the ’90s.

She started singing in church when she was a kid and lead a few R&B bands in nightclubs. She was signed to J-Town Records.

In 1997, she released her debut album “It’s a Woman Thang.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted.

The first single “I’ve Been Having an Affair” peaked at #106 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #38 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

The follow-up singles “You Ain’t Right” and “Tender Trap” were released, but failed to make the charts at all.

In 2000, Tonya released her sophomore album “I Still Feel It” which failed to attract any attention. After that, it seemed as if she had faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “I’ve Been Having an Affair,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of1BVFC-b5w

To see a fan-made video for “You Ain’t Right,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajmInQevlIU

[updated on 03-09-14]

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