Tina Cousins (born 20 April 1974, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England) is an English singer-songwriter and former fashion model.
She has placed five singles in the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart, both as a solo artist, and in collaboration with other artists. She has also achieved popularity in Australia.
She initially started her career as a model. In the last few years she has co-presented Essex FM's 2 Smart 4 Drugs roadshow. Cousins first achieved her big break in the music industry by appearing on German DJ/producer team Sash!'s single "Mysterious Times" in 1998].
Following the success of "Mysterious Times", "Killin' Time" was re-issued and it made the Top 20 in the UK, as did the follow up "Pray", which also achieved success in the U.S. Follow up singles "Forever" and the reissued "Angel" only reached the Top 50. Cousins turned her attention to Australia where the song, "Forever" achieved gold sales. "Pray" was also a success in Australia, hitting the Top 10, becoming her second gold single sitting in the ARIA charts for more than four months, and becoming the eighth most played song on Australian radio for 2000.
Whilst in Australia on a promotional tour, she re-recorded her track "Nothing To Fear" and had it remixed by the Groove Peddlers. This became the third Australian single, and the video was also shot there.
She collaborated again with Sash! on the Top 10 hit "Just Around The Hill" (2001), and joined Billie, Cleopatra, B*Witched and Steps on the track "Thank ABBA for the Music", a medley of ABBA hits that they performed as a tribute at the BRIT Awards. The single was released and reached the Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005 she came back with a new single "Wonderful Life", which was originally released in Australia. In 2007 "Wonderful Life" was adopted by Hoyts, as their primary pre-feature theme music. "Wonderful Life" reached 15 in Australia and spent 4 months in the Top 50 becoming her biggest radio hit. The follow-up "Come To Me" barely cracked the Top 40, as did the album "Mastermind".
The third single to be taken from the album was "Pretty Young Thing" was released in two CD formats, one of which was limited to 1000 pressings. The third single performed much better than the previous one, becoming Cousin's sixth Top 20 hit in Australia and ninth to chart overall. Cousins spends most of her time between Australia and the UK, performing regularly. She made a guest appearance on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, a UK television comedy panel show, which was broadcast on the 2 November 2006, in the game's 'Identity Parade'. During late 2006, dance format radio station WMPH became the first Stateside station to put any of Cousin's singles in regular rotation.
She co-wrote and performed vocals on two songs on the album by Dutch group 4 Strings, entitled Main Line. The track "Curious" became a Top 30 Hot Dance Airplay hit. Cousins announced on her website that her first solo album Killing Time is to be re-launched as a remix project with tracks from Mastermind. The lead single would be "Everlong" but the 7th March 2009, Tina announced on her website that a new track has been recorded along with a film clip for a new single called "Can't Hold Back."
The song is to be released in the USA. "Hymn" has a new remix being released in Germany.