Tiara Thomas is one of the recent stars who's trying to build a solo career after a standout performance of a hit single. The Indianapolis-bred songstress turns 26 years old today (Sept. 12).

Of course, the single she's most recognized for is Wale's "Bad," which is his highest charting single. The success was the culmination of a partnership that began to the More About Nothing Mixtape.

However, Wale and Thomas wasn't meant to be a continuing partnership. Instead of signing to Wale's label as expected, Thomas signed up with Rico Love's Division 1 label. She was labeled disloyal by a few, but Thomas defended herself and claimed she was thinking about joining Love before "Bad" became a hit.

Thomas is still doing well enough on her own. She was last seen chefing it up in her video for "How It Is."

Watch Tiara Thomas' "Mary Jane" Video

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