When Tiffany‘s self-titled debut album came out in 1987, she was just 15 years old. “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been” shot to the top of the charts and quickly made the young singer one of the most talked about — and listened to — artists of the Brat Pack era.
“The first time that I got the phone call that I had the No. 1 record, I was doing chores at home, and washing dishes,” she recalls on this episode of Soul Sisters. “I still was like a normal kid.”
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That didn’t last for long. By the time she was 16 Tiffany had kicked off her first mall tour (the first of its kind) — an experience that started off rocky (“the first couple mall tours I actually cried”) but quickly drew such huge crowds that she recalls fans being “crushed up against the barricades.”
“It had outgrown the malls. Which is a great place to be,” she says. Now with a new album out called A Million Miles and a tour that is taking her around the globe, Tiffany seems very comfortable with where she is right now.
Listen to the full episode below, hosted by Billboard‘s Jessie Katz, and be sure to subscribe to the Soul Sisters iTunes channel for all upcoming episodes!