Tiana Xiao was born in Sichuan, China and moved to the United States when she was two years old. Her mother and brother currently reside in Los Angeles, California, and her father lives in China.
With an asserted IQ of 170, Tiana graduated from high school at the age of fourteen. After her graduation, although she had already been accepted to Cornell University, Tiana had decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an artist, and deferred her admission so that she could focus on singing and performing.
In order to improve her vocals and other performance skills, including stage presence and dance, Tiana studied singing with several private vocal coaches and attended classes at the Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood.
In January 2006, Tiana began attending HIPAC, a vocal school located in Los Angeles. Her voice teacher saw tremendous potential in the then 15 year old Tiana, and trained her for about three months before sending a demo CD to a management/production company in Japan.
A few months later, (Summer 2006) Tiana was brought by her vocal coach to Tokyo for an audition. Her unique voice earned her a recording contract with her current label, Imperial Records, a division of Teichiku Entertainment, Inc.
Currently, Tiana is a sophomore at Cornell University. However, in order to fully concentrate on her career, she has taken an academic leave of absence.
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