Che'Nelle (シェネル), born Cheryline Lim on March 10, 1983, is a Malaysian-born Australian recording artist active in Japan. In 2005 she was signed to Virgin Records America, an imprint of EMI. In 2007 she released her debut album "Things Happen for a Reason", followed by a Special Japanese Edition in 2008 which reached #12 on the Oricon. In 2010 Che'Nelle released her first Japanese exclusive album "Feel Good", followed by her breakthrough "Luv Songs" in 2011, an album of covers which became a huge hit, reaching #3 on the Oricon and being certified Platinum for sales. In 2012, Che'Nelle released her first Japanese language album "Believe".
Cheryline Lim was born 10 March 1983. She was born to a Bornean-born Chinese father, and a mother of a mixed of Indian and Dutch heritage. Born in Malaysia, Lim and her family moved to Perth, Australia when she was 10 years old. As a child she gained the attention of her father after singing in his karaoke lounge, seeing her talent. She later started writing and producing her own music in her home studio. Sir Charles Dixon discovered her talents, after she uploaded some of her music onto Myspace. Dixon took her material to Virgin Records and Virgin flew Che'nelle to New York at the end of 2005 to meet with representatives from the label. The chairman of the label and longtime music business baron, Jason Flom, signed her immediately. Within two days, she had completed the deal and was marketed as a world-class artist. Che'nelle worked as a promotions assistant before moving to New York in January after signing a six-album deal with Virgin Records America. In Australia, she is represented by EMI.
She performed as the opening act on Kanye West's Australian tour in March 2006.
Her debut album Things Happen for a Reason was released on 25 September 2007 in Japan and 29 October 2007 in Australia. The first single from this album was "I Fell in Love with the DJ" featuring reggae artist Cham. The song was also produced in Bahasa Malaysia with the title of "DJ yang Ku Puja".
Also, She co-wrote Carmit Bachar's single "Fierce",
Ricki-Lee's debut single "Hell No!" and Leona Lewis's song "Can't Breathe"
Her second album was later confirmed and given the
working title "Feel Good", named after the first single off the album.
The first single "Feel Good" from this album is strongly influenced by Reggae and Dancehall music just like her first single "I Fell In Love With The DJ" off her debut album (Things Happen For A Reason) which features Jamaican Dancehall artist "Cham". The music video for "Feel Good" premiered online on 11 January 2010.The album "Feel Good" was released on 10 February 2010 in Japan via EMI Japan.The album has so far garnered the singles 'Feel Good' and 'Missing'.
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