Tiffany Crystal Houghton (born December 6, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter from Dallas, TX. With millions of streams of her music, Houghton’s pop hits include: "High", "Catch Me If You Can", and "Pretty Pretty". In addition, she has released two EPs, This is Not an EP and Catch Me if You Can. In 2014, she went on tour with pop group MKTO. Houghton’s 2014 single, "Love Like That" was introduced by Taylor Swift and received airplay on Sirius XM, and her 2015 single, "Catch Me if You Can" reached number one on the Radio Disney charts.
After a brief hiatus in 2017, Houghton continued releasing music with singles "Pretty Pretty", "Physical", and "Break Me" in late 2018 and early 2019. She has Spotify listeners from across the United States, and has received accolades from Billboard, Seventeen Magazine, J-14, Twist, and Teen Vogue.Houghton claims her success as an independent artist to be because of "Team Tiff," her army of loyal fans turned into friends both in and out of the music industry.
Recently we saw singer Tiffany Houghton perform at Webstster Hall in Manhattan and then interviewed her right after her performance. We think she is going to become a bigger and bigger star. We love her songs, “High” and “I’m Gonna Love You,” which we saw her perform that afternoon. After we finished our interview, we exchanged media accounts and made a Musical.ly with her. She was very excited to see us and we were very excited to see her. We can all say we had a great time being there.
As with most singers, we were interested in how she got started. Tiffany said, “Every memory that I have from growing up, I was always singing. It was like breathing. I just love to sing. So I would say it was something like I just came here and knew I wanted to sing, but I think to continue singing and to pursue singing, the influence really was just in how much I was influenced by artists that I looked up to and I really wanted to do the same thing for girls and throughout the next generation.”
We told her how much we liked her song “High” and wanted to know if she was so surprised it became a big hit. She said, “Yes. It was such a fun song to record and to write and to shoot the video for. It did so well that I just hopped in a car and moved to L.A.”
We were curious how Tiffany feels when she is recognized in public. “I love it,” she exclaimed. “Because I get more starry-eyed by seeing my fans than I think they do by seeing me. It’s so exciting for me to get to meet them and see them and hang out with them and talk to them.”
After watching her perform, we wanted to know if it’s difficult to sing and move around on stage. Tiffany said, “It’s actually easier for me to sing when I’m like dancing around. When I dance around the stage, I usually like having a high-energy show, but when I’m just playing the piano, or guitar, I have to be, like, so confined. So I actually prefer when I’m running around, which doesn’t make any sense, but, go figure.”
Tiffany also told us that she says a prayer before going on stage every time. She also told us that there might even be acting in her future. And Tiffany said that when she was younger, she was an alternate for the lead role in the Broadway show “Annie.”
Finally she told us that she is just finishing up her new album and that it should be coming out at the end of March. She added, “With this album, I want to convey a message of strength for girls. I hope I can convey a message of strength and staying true to yourself.”
Tiffany Houghton is back. Two years after dropping “I’m Gonna Love You” and “Hello Sailor,” the singer released her brand-new single, “Pretty Pretty,” on Monday, November 12. Listen to the song on Spotify here.
“We live in a day and age where everything is filtered and picture perfect. ‘Pretty Pretty’ is a light-hearted song I wrote about the value of a girl who can not only carry a purse, but also a conversation,” Houghton, 24, said in a statement on Monday. “Another neat thing about this song, and the whole upcoming album, is that it was written and produced entirely by women. It’s a song dedicated to girls who don’t measure their value by Instagram likes, and to the boys who know how to spot them.”
The “High” singer also opened up to Us Weekly exclusively about her new single, explaining that it was inspiring by relationships she sees every day.
“While living in Los Angeles, I watched relationships become more and more about fitting an aesthetic and less about real substance. ‘Pretty Pretty’ is a take on that,” she said. “‘Pretty Pretty’ is a shout out to my girls that are pursuing their dreams, going to school, developing their talents, and growing into their best selves. And it’s for the guys who recognize the value of those girls.”
Us Weekly: Why is now the right time to come back? Tiffany Houghton: Two years ago, I had a ring on my finger, I had the no. 1 song on Radio Disney and I was living the dream. I designed a beautiful, custom wedding dress that was the one I had dreamed of since I was a child. And then everything fell apart. Everything came crashing down around me. My manager of six years and I parted ways, which felt like losing my best friend. My whole team dissolved around me, and I felt like I lost everything I had worked so hard and so long for. I had to leave L.A., and in the process, I learned I needed to call off my wedding. I watched as everyone walked out of my life with the press. I went home for the first time in six years and crawled into my childhood bed. I’ve spend the last year healing, realizing what I want in life, reading and finding who I am again by being with those who love me most. Music for me stopped being a career, and I fell in love with it again. It took time, but I healed. And as I healed, I wrote about it. This album is the product of that.
Us: What can we expect from the rest of the album? TH: Two years ago, I thought I needed to change my name and rewrite my story. As my fans listen to this album, they will learn the story of my comeback and why I am now in a place to take back my name and share my music again.
Us: What makes this album different from your past music? TH: I didn’t plan on anybody hearing this album, so I really opened up in a way I never have before. Honestly, some of the songs make me a little uncomfortable. It’s scary about being this vulnerable and to be honest, this morning I thought about deleting the whole thing. But I know I’m not the only person who’s been through this stuff, and I know I drew so much inspiration and hope from hearing other people’s stories. If my music can help even one person feel like they are not alone, it will have done its job.