Washington D.C., DC, USA
TOMIKA ARNOLD - SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ACTRESS
Tomika Arnold is a Christian/R&B/Gospel/Jazz/Classical/Songwriter/Singer/Author and owner of Queen’s Entertainment, LLC. Native to Washington, D.C., she comes from a family of singers, including Atlanta vocalist Monica, who debuted in 1995 with two platinum top ten singles.A gifted vocalist, Tomika has been singing since the age of 11 when she and a small ensemble of teenagers were selected to sing with the Eastern High School Choir. The choir later represented the United States in a worldwide competition for UNICEF, held in the Netherlands. Tomika was later trained by the award winning Joyce Garrett, Founder and Artistic Director of the ‘Excellence without Excuses Program’. She has been vocally trained by Soprano, Joyce Lundy at the Levine School of Music, one of the largest and most prestigious music schools in the nation; and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the only all-Steinway community music school in the world. Her natural talent and training give her the range to sing sacred, secular, and classical music, and her portfolio includes spirituals, inspirational, gospel, jazz, pop, and blues.
Tomika’s experience includes singing background, where she has shared the stage with musical giants Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Faith Hill, Neyo, Natalie Cole, CeCe Winans, Ray Charles, Anita Baker, Al Green, Yolanda Adams, Mark Anthony, and Luther Vandross. She has had the honor and privilege of singing for four American Presidents—President William Clinton, President George W. Bush, during the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump. She has sung at Camp David and the Pentagon for high ranking military officials. Nationally televised performances include HBO’s, “We Are One Inauguration Celebration”, TNT’s “Christmas in Washington”, and the Kennedy Center Honors televised on NBC.Some of Tomika’s most memorable accomplishments include working with her local church, Victory Christian Ministries International as the Worship Team Leader bringing glory to God; singing background for “The Boss” (Bruce Springsteen) at Super Bowl XLIII, and working with Bon Jovi on his 2009 CD release, “Keep the Faith”. Her vocal talents have taken her across the world, having toured internationally to Switzerland, Holland, South Africa, and more than 30 cities in Italy to sing the good news in the form of gospel music. In 2018, her heart of service birthed "In The Streets Ministries” where she donates toiletries to the homeless.
Tomika also enjoys songwriting, having written many songs that capture the essence of life, with lyrics that transcend gender, race, and age. She is a member of the Songwriter’s Guild of America and is well known in the Washington, DC area, having written music and lyrics for local artists. Her music educates, inspires and displays wisdom far beyond her years. Her sound is unique, melodic, and controlled and her voice is soulful, sultry, and soothing, yet bold. The earth grumbles and moans to hear her sing.