Tiffany Arbuckle Lee
(born Tiffany Arbuckle
) is a Contemporary Christian music
artist who uses the stage name Plumb
. She frequently crosses over into numerous other genres of music, including Alternative rock
, Christian alternative rock
, and Electronica
Tiffany is married to Jeremy Lee and has three children with him, Solomon Fury Lee, Oliver Canon Lee and Clementine Fire Lee.
History as a group member
Plumb grew up in Fayetteville
, and started her career as a backup singer
. Her album candycoatedwaterdrops
won the 2000 Dove Award
for "Modern Rock
Album of the Year". Two tracks from it were hits for other artists; "Stranded" was a hit for Jennifer Paige
, and "Damaged" was a big dance hit in 2003
in the United Kingdom
Plumb was marketed as a band during the first three album releases on Essential Records. The band was named after the Suzanne Vega song "My Favorite Plum".
Plumb wanted to leave the music industry after the 2000 album. Lee received a note from a girl a few hours before what she thought to be her final concert. The letter was about the Plumb song "Damaged" that Tiffany had written and recorded about a girl coping with being molested as a child. The note said "'Whatever you do, I just want you to never forget that you have changed someone's life." The note inspired Tiffany to remain in the music industry. She signed to Curb Records
as a solo artist in 2003, releasing the album Beautiful Lumps of Coal
. In order to leave Essential Records, Plumb had to fulfil her contract obligations, and this led to The Best of Plumb
record in 2000 despite the fact she had only released two albums previously. The lead single from Plumb's 2003 Beautiful Lumps of Coal
, called "Real", peaked at #41 in the UK.
Her album Chaotic Resolve entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #177 on March 9, 2006. Better reached #1 on the U.S. Christian airplay chart. The Bronleewe & Bose remix of her follow up, "Cut", hit #1 on XM's dance hits channel BPM, and #5 on Billboard's Dance Charts Hot Dance Airplay.
Plumb's music has been heard on major film soundtracks (Bruce Almighty, Just Married, View from the Top, Brokedown Palace, Drive Me Crazy, The Perfect Man, etc.) and TV series (Dawson's Creek, Felicity, ER, Roswell, One Tree Hill, etc.).
She has also written songs for artists such as Michelle Branch, Kimberley Locke, and Mandy Moore. Amy Lee (no relation) of Evanescence mentioned that Plumb was one of her inspirations.
Her third solo album Blink was released on October 9, 2007. "In My Arms", the first single off the album, was remixed by Scotty K, Bronleewe & Bose, Gomi, and Bimbo Jones and hit the number one spot on the Billboard Dance Charts.