Tamika Patton (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an R&B singer from the late 80's. She attended the prestigious Philadelphia High School for the Creative Arts. Tamika also spent 5 years in the gospel musical, "Hallelulah Mahalia" as singer Mahalia Jackson. She also toured overseas for the Armed Forces overseas in Japan and South Korea. In 1989, Tamika released her debut album, "#1" on Orpheus Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.