WHO WAS ANDRETTA TILLMAN
Born Andretta Brown in Whitehouse Texas, a graduate of Whitehouse High School and Tyler Junior College. After college she married her high school sweetheart Dwight Tillman. Their union produced three descendants Armon, Chris, and Shauna. Andretta was a devoted housewife and mother, as well as working outside the home for Houston Power and light. After some tragic life events, Andretta decided to pursue her and Dwight’s passion for music. In this undertaking Andretta would go on to create the greatest selling female music group of all time. For years the picture has been painted of how Mathew Knowles managed Destiny’s Child to achieve phenomenal success, but the truth is it was Andretta Tillman that drove and inspired Destiny Child to achieve that fame. She was the force behind the scene that tutored, cultivated, and brokered the record deals for Destiny Child rise to stardom. She was the positive inspiration for Beyoncé, Latavia & Kelly during difficulties in their childhoods. Her love and certainty that Destiny Child would be superstars, help her endure the struggles of doing business with Beyoncé father, Matthew Knowles, as she secured both the Elektra and Columbia/Sony record deals.
Destiny Child dedicated A song on their first to albums to Andretta Tillman.
My Time Has Come From the Album Destiny’s Child
Outro (Amazing Grace) From the Album The Writing’s On The Wall
Destiny all so dedicated the first award The Soul Train Music Award to
Andretta Tillman in 1998.
“Thank you Ms. Ann. You are My guardian angel.
I dedicate this album to you. Rest In Peace.” Beyoncé
“To the late great Andretta Tillman, you taught me a lot, your spirit lives on. I love you”. Kelly Rowland
"Music World management for teaching me so much, Ms. Ann love and miss you". Letoya Luckett
"Xtra Special thanx to the lady I dedicate this album to, Ms Andret-ta Tillman. I Love you". Latavia Roberson
“Ms. Ann, We Love you always. We dedicate our performance while on Star Search to you. Thank you for getting us there". Girls Tyme
"To Ms.Ann: We Love You and dedicate our performance on Star Search especially to you"!! Girls Tyme
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