Born in Malaysia, raised in Australia, and living in Los Angeles, Che’Nelle is a truly unique blend of culture and genres, infusing traditional pop with elements of rock, hip-hop, and R&B to incorporate the different cultures that she’s experienced. Discovered on Myspace, then quickly signed to Virgin Music and then catapulted into a star in Japan, Che’Nelle has quickly become a household name. Opening for Kanye West’s Australian Tour in 2006 and co-writing, “Can’t Breathe” with Leona Lewis, Che’Nelle has made a name for herself. Her first album “Things Happen for a Reason” (2007) was certified gold status by the Recording Industry Association of Japan and won Concept Album of the Year in the Japan Gold Disc Awards. In 2012, her song “Baby I Love U” was nominated for the Japan MTV Video Music Awards. And by 2013, she secured four awards in the Japan Gold Disc Awards: Western Artist of the Year, Western Album of the Year (“Believe”), Song of the Year by Download (“Believe”), and Best 3 Western Albums.
Solidifying her presence in America, this year we see Che’Nelle being signed to Pitbull’s very own label Mr. 305 Inc, coupled with her existing international fame, and her ability to seamlessly bring together different genres and cultures, Che’Nelle is equipped and excited to take on the States. “It’s everything that I’ve been working towards, and it lays the groundwork for even bigger things to come.” Che’Nelle states.
Che’Nelle conquers the States with the release of her new single and video “It’s Happening Again.” This catchy dancefloor hit, fronted with Che’Nelle’s beautiful vocals is sure to set dancefloors a-blazing and is the first single from her upcoming EP.