Born on Long Island, New York, USA as Taborah Annette Adams, Taborah began studying dance at age four at the Venettes Cultural Workshop in Wyandanch, New York. She attended the workshop for 14 years, during which time she also took charm class and voice lessons. She became the first black Ms. Pre-Teen when she won the Long Island beauty contest.
Taborah was introduced to a variety of music at an early age. Her grandmother played piano and sang for the USO Troops in Jacksonville, Florida, and her father sang and traveled internationally with the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.
She began her career in Italy as the songwriter, face and vocalist of the group, Blackwood. She signed with Italian label, ACV Music, and released three albums with them. Blackwood’s debut album “Ride on the Rhythm” (1992) was created with Toni Verde, Marascia and Kortezman. It featured the single, “I Feel You”. In 1996 Blackwood re-released “Ride on the Rhythm”, a dance song with the second album “In The City”, a mixture of soul and pop music. The single charted #1 On Billboard’s Hits of the World for 12 weeks. Blackwood was also noted in the dance community with such articles as Billboard’s “Acts Sent from Italy” (1997). Blackwood received the FIMI Best Dance Act Award as a result. Production for the album included Fabio Parisella and the remake of Van Morrison’s “Moondance”.
In 1997 Blackwood released their third album, “I Am”, under the label A&D Music and Vision, including the single, “My Love for You”. This song, too, charted on Billboard, with a video on heavy rotation with Euro MTV. Taborah was invited to perform at the Sanremo Festival live with Radio Deejay.
Blackwood’s third single, “I Am”, was released and distributed by BMG Italy Ricordi. The single again achieved Billboard charting success. Taborah’s Blackwood singles have been licensed in over 53 countries, and she has performed on such television shows as “RAI” and “Roxy Bar”.
In 2004, Taborah released her first U.S. single, “I Am (the rising)” – a remake of her Italian single, now on Catz Entertainment. Production included Johnny Rocks, with remixes by Friscia and Lamboy, Giuseppe D and Jeff Barringer. The song received club play across the country and landed on Billboard Dance Club Play Chart for 16 weeks where it reached #5. It was also the 2005 tip-off song, opening games for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team, New York Liberty. In 2006 Taborah was named Heritage of Pride’s “Dance Artist of the Year”.
Taborah’s follow up single on Catz Entertainment, “All I Gave To You”. was written by Taborah and released in 2006. Productions include Joe Bermudez & Klubjumpers, John Rizzo & Barry Huffine, Giuseppe D, and Josh Harris. The single received club and radio rotation, and landed the Billboard Dance Club Chart.
In 2008, Taborah released her new single, “You Gotta Go ‘Cause I’m Through With You”, on her label Lah Lah Music.
In 2009, Taborah recorded, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”, with Darryl D’Bonneau featuring legendary Grammy-nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa and produced by D1 Music, Peter McLean and Keith Kemper. This stunning version of the McFadden & Whitehead disco classic brought Taborah back to Billboard chart and was a national hit song for her.
A brand new remix of this classic will be released in 2013.