Vivienne Stephenson, better known by her stage name Tanya Stephens (born July 2, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica) is one of the most influential Reggae artists that emerged in the late 1990s. Stephens is most known for her hits "Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet", the single was later featured on the Reggae Gold 1997 compilation album, and "It's a Pity", which achieved Tanya international recognition as a one of a kind artist.
In an industry historically dominated by male artists with an occasional sexy vixen, Stephens introduces an element of advanced creativity not common in her era. She is both ahead of her time, with ideological dissertation and reminiscent of a past era when soul music by the likes of Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley reigned supreme.
Her album Rebelution was released in August 2006 and the first single "These Streets" was a number one hit in the Caribbean staying on Tempo's Chart at number 1 for more than 4 weeks. The album was totally sold out in Jamaica and other parts of the Caribbean.
Bedouin Soundclash reference Tanya's hit "Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet" in "Living In Jungles" from the album Sounding a Mosaic.
Big Things A Gwaan - RUNNetherlands 1994
Too Hype - VP Records 1997
Ruff Rider - VP Records 1998
Sintoxicated - Warner 2001
Gangsta Blues - VP Records 2004
Rebelution - VP Records 2006
Infallible - VP Records 2009