TikTok Sensation Montana Tucker Talks New Music and More

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It’s not much of a secret that Montana Tucker loves EVERYTHING about J-Lo, who she calls a “triple threat” — an accomplished singer, dancer and actress.

Montana Tucker is truly her own triple threat as an accomplished singer, songwriter and dancer. In just a few years, the south Florida native has been able to capture much attention for her own skills on stage, in videos, and of course anywhere her lovely voice can be heard.

She’s the only female signed to Pitbull’s Mr. 305 label. She won the World Hip Hop Championships as a dancer, and her music can be heard in movie soundtracks, including “Candy Swirl” in “Bring It On 5” and “Aint No Stressin’” in “Step Up 2 the Streets.”

Montana Tucker’s modeling and acting career began as early as age 8 when she was cast in a variety of commercials such as Ovaltine, BMW, Wendy’s, and Sketchers. Dancing  in videos led to her being hired at age 13 as a backup dancer for Ashanti and for Ashley Simpson.

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Besides a great way to perform in front of others, it led to all sorts of industry contacts, including an invitation to sing at the pre-game show for the Super Bowl in 2007 and for Chris Brown’s birthday party.

Although she still provided backup dancing, she soon began to receive her own billing as a popular opening act for artists like Ciara, Pitbull, Lil Wayne and Flo Rida. She was also asked to sing the National Anthem at the Hula Bowl as well as Florida Panthers and Miami Heat games.

In 2020, her catchy and cheery single “Hola” got everyone singing along. It was followed up “Sunday Funday,” another fun piece with an accompanying video.  She hopes to motivate listeners to have the best time they can, especially under sometimes less-than-ideal circumstances that life throws at us (Hola 2020!)

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But it’s not all good times, all the time. Fans tell her that her song “I’m Not Alone” resonated with them and helped keep them going in a difficult time. She reminds everyone that it’s easy to feel isolated so that’s why it’s important to always reach out.

 She also has been working with people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, including her 92-year-old grandmother. She hopes to help establish a ZUMBA music program at a new residential program in Miami.

Lately, Montana Tucker has been excited to try her hand at social media, and has even poked fun at herself trying to learn TikTok as someone in her mid-20s.  

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