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“I am just being a rebel with a cause, with a message. And that message is one thing – live. And I am living through my art,” Cherine said. “The future is definitely secure, but history will speak for itself.” (‘Cherine Dancehall soul”, The Jamaica Gleaner, 2010)
A Jamaican born superstar with a signature Dancehall Soul sound has won the hearts of many of her supporters, sponsors and all round anyone who cares to take a listen. With a mixture of dancehall, R&B, soul and reggae, Cherine has skyrocketed from unknown to famous in three short years. This young vivacious individual has performed in front of crowds totaling over 1 million. Her greatest achievements to date are her sold-out, live show performances and touring, with Sly and Robbie, across the USA, Australia, Jamaica, Canada and Europe, not to mention her performance at both the Inaugural Ball and Peace Ball for Barack Obama’s Presidential 2013 Inauguration.
She has sung alongside renowned artistes like John Mayer, Michael Franti and Spearhead, the Counting Crows, Britney Spears, Wyclef Jean, Jimmy Cliff, Augustana, and many more, earning recognition and exposure, which aided her success.
Cherine was born on the 25th of September, 1984 in Rockfort, Jamaica and was first discovered as an actor in the Jamaican Films ‘Dancehall Queen’ and ‘One Love’. Years after, her persistence and perseverance led her to produce mix tapes, including her single ‘Good Love’.
Anderson also directed popular videos for her songs ‘Shine on Jamaica’ and ‘Kingston State of Mind’ in 2007, which lasted for four months on the Top 10 Caribbean charts. The songbird has reached the Billboard Charts for her songs, especially ‘Coming Over’ in 2006, which landed number one on Jamaica’s Weekly Top 30 singles charts for twenty six-weeks.
2007 marked the year she collaborated with Michael Franti and Spearhead on their ‘All Rebel Rockers’ album and was featured in ‘Little Bit of Riddem’, ‘Sound System’ and ‘Say Hey (I love you)’ and then commenced her tour with them. She has also made numerous appearances, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Smile Jamaica, Profile with Ian Boyne and The Ellen DeGenerest Show.
Her first official production ‘The Introduction-Dub style EP’ in 2009, constituted hits like ‘Talk If Yuh Talking’, ‘Coming Over Tonight’ and ‘Kingston State Of Mind’, which dominated the local and international reggae charts. ‘Shine on Jamaica’ which was acclaimed number one on the South Florida Reggae and New York Reggae charts for four weeks.
Noticed as the first Jamaican female artiste to be featured on the Billboard Rock Charts with the song ‘Say Hey (I love you)’ and honored with the ‘Best Female Vocalist of the year Award’ at the Jamaica Excellence in Music Awards in 2010, Cherine Anderson makes an exceptional impression on her career. With her powerful voice and unique nature which has brought her success, she continues embarking on her musical journey. Cherine believes “Making music is like my soul’s food. It’s powerful, it inspires me…”, and with that mindset she’s destined to achieve greatness.
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By Alexandra Daley