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Brooklyn Singer Nia Drummond Talks Bringing Busta Rhymes to Tears w/Her Rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ | WATCH

Nia Drummond & Tamron Hall

Nia Drummond & Tamron Hall

On today’s “Tamron Hall,” Tamron welcomed Nia Drummond, a Brooklyn singer who recently went viral for bringing iconic rapper Busta Rhymes to tears by singing “Happy Birthday” to him. Drummond shared the story of how this unplanned opportunity came about and how she decided to take the risk and sing opera to the legendary Busta Rhymes. After connecting with Tamron, Drummond made her daytime television singing debut, giving a special performance to the Tam Fam!

Nia Drummond shares the story of how she was able to sing Busta Rhymes ‘Happy Birthday’:
“I was at the Gordon Parks Foundation annual gala. That’s like the gala to be at you know…So I went to the gala and it was interesting because he came after the gala because he had a gig the same day… It’s interesting because I spoke to his personal assistant first. He showed up to the gala with a sweatsuit on and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I love you. I must speak to you.’ So we had a conversation. I find out he’s Busta’s personal assistant and found out that Busta’s birthday was a few days ago and something in my spirit, something in my soul said, ‘You need to sing Happy Birthday to this man.’ I don’t go around singing Happy Birthday to people. I used to work at a restaurant in Brooklyn and everyone used to go to me and say, ‘Nia, you know, there’s a birthday on table 25.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, good Lord.’ You know, I don’t want to do that! But something in my spirit said you need to speak to this man.”

Highlights for Tamron Hall for the remainder of the week. Please note: the lineup is subject to change. 

4171: Wednesday, June 7:  It’s Time for The Tam Fam Yearbook!  Starting with “Most Likely to Change the World” TAYE DIGGS and NICCO ANNAN. Then, “Most Changed” reality star turned real estate agent; KENDRA WILKINSON stops by to discuss the new season of “Kendra Sells Hollywood.” The Tam Fam meets a Philadelphia assistant principal who went viral for his heartwarming connections with his students. Plus, Tamron welcomes the senior Prom Queen who went viral for designing and making her own stunning dress! Plus, a look inside Tamron’s own High School yearbook

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4172: Thursday, June 8: DAYTIME EXCLUSIVE interview with motivational speaker, DEVON FRANKLIN, who opens up about new beginnings and his upcoming film, “Flamin’ Hot.” Then, actor MARCUS SCRIBNER joins the Tam Fam to discuss the final season of “Grown-ish.” And TikTok sensation, CARLA ROCKMORE dubbed as the real-life Carrie Bradshaw will share tips for summer fashion.

4173: Friday, June 9:  Actor JAY ELLIS and journalist CELESTE HEADLEE discuss the motivation behind their new true-crime podcast “Freeway Phantom.”  Global icon and international music superstar, ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO joins the Tam Fam and will perform her inspirational song, “Kelele.”

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Comment by James on June 11, 2023 at 10:50pm
Big up nia
Comment by John Smith on June 7, 2023 at 6:43am

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