Desiree Tizon is comprised of the hard-work and determination that is represented in all artists that hail New York. Musicians to emerge from the depths of Yonkers that have had a tremendous impact on our generation include: DMX, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Styles P, Jadakiss and Mary J. Blige - one of Desiree's biggest influences. With a city jam-packed with talent, it seems difficult at times, to stand out amongst the crowd. Along with Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys has been a major influence on Desiree. As Alicia Keys stated, "When I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play". Much like Alicia, Desiree fell in love with the piano, and attributes her desire of first wanting to learn how to play the piano, to Alicia Keys and her eagerness.
With a father who was a Freestyle DJ, Desiree was always surrounded by the likes of music, becoming a huge fan of Hip Hop and R&B. When she lived in New York, she was barely allowed outside, so as an alternative, she began writing her songs at the young age of 7. Desiree's uncle, who founded Coalishun Records, demonstrated to Desiree, that it was possible to take your dreams and make them come true. Desiree moved to Florida in 2003, where she became a licensed actress through Lisa Maile Acting and Modeling School, but realized it was singing she wanted to pursue. Acting proved to be beneficial for Desiree, as it helped her to become more confident with her self, and more accepting in the way others viewed her.
The Osceola High School Chorale has won a mass amount of national championships, including the 2009 Cruise Festival Overall Grand Championship Award in the Bahamas on board the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's "Monarch of the Seas". Along with traveling to the Bahamas to perform, Desiree Tizon and her chorus were invited to sing at Carnegie Hall, a major music venue in New York, and were a part of the 2008 National Carnegie Hall Choir. Being a part of this choir has granted Desiree many other opportunities, such as singing backup for Kenny Rogers in 2009, and winning the national Music in the Parks award in Los Angeles in 2010.
In June of 2010, Desiree moved to Miami to further her education and career, which she says was one of her smartest decisions ever. Although Desiree will be turning 19 in 2011, she is already approaching her third year of college at Florida International University in Miami, with a major in Public Relations. In just her first year at the University, she has become an active sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, which has allowed her to perform at numerous events around campus such as FIUs Golden Idol and the annual Phi Sigma Sigma Fashion Show.
With her strong love for Hip Hop, Desiree Tizon is stepping into the game with some experience under her belt and letting the game know that it's ready for a make-over.
Desiree Tizon is set to become another successful individual, comparable to the likes of Etta James, Adele, Jazmine Sullivan, or any other female artist with a soulful tone. Success is not measured by the money or fame, but by the thought of knowing that you pursued your dreams. The same dreams that kept you awake at night and the same dreams that gave you hope with every new day. And with that, Desiree Tizon sings, writes, reads, plays, eats, sleeps and breathes music. Hoping that one day, she obtains the success she has yearned for, all her lifetime.