Tania Barbosa was born in Toronto on April 17th 1997. Tania comes from a Portuguese background where both her parents immigrated to Canada. She recognizes the sacrifice that her parents make in always helping her to follow her dreams. "I would not be where I am today without the support of those around me, especially my parents; they have supported me from day one and for that I am eternally grateful. They have never said that they couldn't take me to a competition or a singing lesson, quite the contrary; they are always ready to drop whatever they are doing in order to help my brother and I. I am very grateful for all their love and support and for the love and support of all my family and all those around me because it is the people around me that have made me who I am today."
Music has always been an important factor in Tania‘s life. Music first entered Tania's life when she was merely four years old when she was a part of a Portuguese Choir, Kipapo, where she was the youngest member in the group as it consisted of children 8 years or older, however, when the organizers heard Tania sing they couldn’t believe that she was only four years old. Tania’s interest in music encouraged her in pursuing other musical interests such as piano and accordion. Tania's favourite quote is "hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." This is prevalent in everything she does. She makes sure that everything she puts out is perfect no matter what she is doing.
Tania has performed at various places in the Portuguese community. Her talent and recognizable voice allows her to participate in various performances in various cities both in Ontario and Quebec. Tania has also performed in the United States where she sang at Casa dos Arcos and Casa Barcuense; both located in Newark, New Jersey. Tania has performed in Portugal as well; both at nightclubs in Arcos de Valdevez and various outdoor parties in Valenca do Minho.
In the English community, Tania has competed in the Western Fair Rise 2 Fame Talent Competition as well as the Hidden Talent Competition. Tania first saw a glimpse of her dream becoming a reality when she was accepted to study at the most prestigious music high-school in Ontario, Etobicoke School of the Arts. She now partakes in various musical theatre productions such as Into the Woods, Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, as well as various others. Tania has also performed at the Air Canada Centre when she sang backup for Paramore during her song "Ain't It Fun." Tania has recently won an aria competition singing The Prayer by Celine Dion. She is also a part of a showchoir where she is able to not only show her interest in music by singing but dancing as well.
Tania has a clear vision of what type of artist she wants to be known as, "I want to be known as a singular voice. I want people to listen to my songs and know right away that it is me singing them. I want people to be able to relate to my songs and not just listen to them because they are catchy. I think a great performer needs to make people want to get up and dance and sing along but also be able to make people connect to the song. I want to make people connect to my song so that they can feel the emotion that I am feeling when I am singing. I want to be able to sing various genres but not lose my personal style. People can listen to me singing opera, pop, jazz, R&B, gospel, etc but always know that it is Tania and not just Tania singing a cover of someone else's song. I don't want people to say that I sound like another artist, but rather a different, unique voice than what is already out. “I want to be unmistakable me."
Last year, April 16th 2016, Tania is launched her first album in Portuguese, titled "O Meu Sonho”, consisting of 10 original songs where she had the privilege to collaborate with artist such as Joao Carlos Silva and Reno Silva.
Those who know Tania will attest to the fact that she is always singing or humming a tune and doing so with a smile on her face. Everyone who is close to Tania knows that music is a big part of her everyday life and that it is truly a dream of hers.