Beyonce Back-Up Singer Featured on CBS News After Losing Nearly 80 Pounds on

"I've never been happier," she tells CBS

Feb 11, 2011, 11:09 ET from

CINCINNATI, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today,, America's largest weight loss website, congratulated Tiffany Monique, an emerging solo artist and back-up singer for superstar recording artist Beyonce on her success in losing nearly 80 pounds using the site's weight-loss tools, information and supportive online community.  

Her story is featured in a CBS News Segment, Weight-Loss in the Digital Age, which is airing this week on CBS affiliates nationwide.  In the CBS interview, she emphasizes how her weight loss helped her become a better parent and enhanced her confidence, both on tour and in launching her own solo career.  Her EP and video, Nemesis, were released last summer on iTunes and YouTube. Her first album is set for a late 2011 release.  Tiffany told the network, "I've never been happier."

Asked in an exclusive interview with what advice she has for people who want to lose weight, Tiffany replied: "[H]onestly assess why you're overweight and what your triggers are…  Next, determine what inspires you to succeed. I definitely got a better grasp of this after reading [SparkPeople's New York Times bestseller] The Spark.  I recognized that my son and my career were important enough to propel me forward. Finally, educate yourself… SparkPeople has a wealth of advice, support and information at your disposal; USE IT!  With these resources, you will develop such an appreciation for your health that you will have no desire to conform to your old ways."

"All of us at SparkPeople are delighted for Tiffany and the progress she has made in reaching her health, career and parenting goals, and we know the best is yet to come for her," said Chris Downie, Founder and CEO of  "She'll be a great inspiration to our millions of members and anyone who is battling weight problems and their physical and psychological side effects, not to mention aspiring musicians.  Her story underscores what is at the core of our program: weight loss doesn't need to be an end in itself, but a springboard for reaching other goals and changing their lives."

To interview Tiffany or for any other questions, please contact:

Bruce Corwin

Phone: 610-346-9627

Mobile: 484-553-3951


Headquartered in Cincinnati, is a multi-platform media and technology company with a network of leading health, fitness and food websites. Its mission is to spark millions of people to reach their goals.   SparkPeople is employee-owned, with one outside minority investor, AOL Founder Steve Case. According to comScore, was America's most visited and active weight-loss website in 2010.  With 26 employees and over 9 million members in more than 100 countries, SparkPeople, which is free to join, averaged 121 million page views, 4.8 million unique visitors and 13.1 million visits monthly in 2010, according to Google Analytics.  With features and content such as calorie counters, healthy recipes and diet plans, SparkPeople's websites,,,,, and, are attracting more than 200,000 new members a month.  SparkPeople's Founder and CEO Chris Downie's book, The Spark, was a New York Times bestseller in 2010 and has just been released in paperback.