Multi-talented Talia Coles personifies music genius infused with high-impact, stunning visual elements of fashion and dance. She is clearly armed with all the tools to cement her place among today's top entertainers, anchored with an incredible sound and a remarkable visual aesthetic. Talia is getting ready to make her mark on the world as one of the hottest new reality stars on the VH1 series Chrissy and Mr. Jones, premiering on VH1 on Monday, September 24, at 9:30 p.m. EST. Talia will join her longtime girlfriend Chrissy for incredible fun times while giving the world some highly anticipated surprises.
Talia is best known as one of the top fashion stylists and clothing designers in the industry for her work with today' s hottest artists, most notably chart-topping R & B singer Trey Songz. She has brought her signature couture style and sartorial flair to many artists for a number of red carpet events and A-list award shows, such as the Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Awards, etc.
Experiencing amazing momentum and success, she launched Cisum Couture (music spelled backwards), a bespoke line of high fashion leather jackets that have become a staple for high profile celebrities and key influencers. Cisum Couture jackets are carefully designed and handmade in New York, using exotic skins and fabrics accessorized by the use of sexy hardware including zippers, embroidery and other embellishments.
As a result of her impeccable design and styling acumen, she now boasts a who' s who client list, including Trey Songz, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, C.J. Hilton and Iggy Azalea among many others. It was under Talia's direction that R & B singer Trey Songz was named as one of People magazine's Most Stylish Men of 2011.
The multi-faceted singer/songwriter is now on the rise as a musical force that will influence the next decade in music. Talia has emerged as a “musical stylist” with a high impact, genre-breaking musical style that leads a phenomenon aptly coined “Swag Rock.” Her first single, “Wish I Never See You Again,” catapulted her into the musical spotlight, garnering a spot on Billboard' s Dance Music Top 20 in October 2011. DJ Drama later reworked “Wish I Never See You Again” with samples of Run DMC's “Peter Piper” and featured Walé with Talia.
Talia's creative collaborations with industry legends such as Teddy Riley and LL Cool J granted her early access into the music industry. These relationships among others have helped her towards a colorful discography featuring international projects and super hits with top producers and artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Estelle and more. Additionally, she has amassed television and movie placements including “This Little Thing” being featured in an episode of USA Network' s Burn Notice as well as Tyler Perry' s film soundtracks “Why Did I Get Married,” and “Meet The Browns.” In May 2012, Talia was selected as an “Artist to Watch” for Clear Channel' s NEW! Discover & Uncover program.
Talia's music is characterized by her edgy mix of flavors from which she draws from her culturally dynamic African American and Puerto Rican heritage growing up in Harlem. Her musician father played trumpet and was a background singer for the likes of James Brown and Wilson Pickett. Talia immersed herself in voice, dance, and theater at an early age. She graduated from New York' s iconic LaGuardia High School of Music and the Performing Arts with a diploma in Music History and Voice. She added Ballet and Jazz studies at Broadway Dance Theatre, enhancing her natural flair for hip-hop music and dance.
She is the Founder and Co-President of the music content company Couture Music, started as a joint-collaboration with Jojo Brim of KWL Enterprises under Kevin Liles. Formed in 2008, Talia delivers culturally dynamic music with high fashion nuances as the label's premiere artist.
Talia music is distributed through a joint venture between Sony/RED and Phase One!