Tje Austin, pronounced TYE, is an American R&B singer-songwriter based out of Austin, Texas. He is also a former contestant of NBC's singing competition The Voice.
Tje Austin was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and adopted by a Mormon couple when he was four days old. He comes from a large multicultural family with five brothers and six sisters, six of his sibling being adopted from different families.
In April 2011, Tje Austin auditioned for NBC's American version of the Dutch hit singing competition, The Voice. After singing "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars for his Blind Audition, both Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green turned around, offering Tje the chance to be on either team. Tje Austin who, with his smooth control, reminded the [coaches] of Cee Lo himself, decided on Cee Lo Green. During the battle rounds, Tje Austin was paired against teammate Nakia to sing Closer by Ne-Yo. Though guest advisor Monica urged Cee Lo to choose Tje Austin insisting that a string of singers would die to have his melodic voice, Cee Lo picked Nakia and Tje Austin was eliminated from the competition.