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Che'Nelle
Birth nameCheryline Ernestine Lim[1]
Born (1983-03-10) 10 March 1983 (age 36)
OriginKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitechenelleworld.com

Cheryline Ernestine Lim (born 10 March 1983), known by her stage name Che'Nelle, is a Malaysian Australian singer-songwriter signed to Universal Music Japan.

Early life

Cheryline Ernestine Lim was born on 10 March 1983, to a Chinese father, and a mother of a mixed of Indian and Dutch heritage. Born in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Lim and her family moved to Perth, Australia when she was 10 years old.[2] As a child she gained the attention of her father after singing in his karaoke lounge, seeing her talent.[2] She later started writing and producing her own music in her home studio.[3] Sir Charles Dixon discovered her talents,[2] after she uploaded some of her music onto Myspace.[3] Dixon took her material to Virgin Records and Virgin flew Che'nelle to New York City 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.[4] In Australia, she is represented by EMI.

2006–2008: Things Happen for a Reason

She performed as the opening act on American rapper Kanye West's Australian tour in March 2006.

Her debut album Things Happen for a Reason was released[5] 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.[6] The song was also produced in Bahasa Malaysia with the title of "DJ yang Ku Puja".

She also co-wrote American singer and former Pussycat Dolls member Carmit Bachar's song "Fierce", Australian singer Ricki-Lee Coulter's debut single "Hell No!" and English singer Leona Lewis's song "Can't Breathe".

2009–present

Her second album was later confirmed and given the working title Feel Good, named after the first single from 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" from her debut album (Things Happen for a Reason, 2007) which features Jamaican dancehall artist "Cham". The music video for "Feel Good"[7] premiered online on 11 January 2010.[8]

The album Feel Good was released on 10 February 2010 in Japan via EMI Japan.

The album garnered the singles "Feel Good" and "Missing".

Her third album and first cover album, called Luv Songs was released on 20 July 2011 in Japan only, which featured covers of songs by American R&B singers such as Ne-Yo, Minnie Ripperton and Whitney Houston and also songs in Japanese.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album Peak position Sales Certifications
JPN
English
2007 Things Happen for a Reason
  • 1st International Album
  • Released: 22 August 2007
  • Label: EMI, Capitol, USM Japan
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
  • JPN: 100, 000
2010 Feel Good
  • 1st Japanese Album
  • Released: 10 February 2010
  • Label: EMI Japan, USM Japan
  • Formats: CD, digital download
41
  • JPN: 5,500
2017 Metamorphosis
  • Released: 6 September 2017
  • Label: Virgin Japan
  • Formats: CD, digital download
93
  • JPN: 1,000
Bilingual
2011 Luv Songs (ラブ・ソングス)
  • 1st Cover Album
  • Released: 20 July 2011
    • Re-Released: 13 November 2013
  • Label: EMI Japan, USM Japan
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3

231

  • JPN: 355,000
  • JPN: 400
2012 Believe (ビリーヴ)
  • 2nd Japanese Album
  • Released: 4 July 2012
  • Label: Universal International
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
  • JPN: 276,000
2013 Aishiteru (アイシテル; I Love You)
  • 3rd Japanese Album
  • Released: 7 August 2013
  • Label: Universal International
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, digital download
2
  • JPN: 63,000
Best Songs (ベスト・ソングス)
  • 1st Japanese Best Album
  • Released: 4 December 2013
  • Label: Universal International
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
  • JPN: 78,000
2014 Luv Songs 2 (ラブ・ソングス 2)
  • 2nd Cover Album
  • Released: 4 June 2014
  • Label: Delicious Deli Records, Virgin Music
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, digital download
12
  • JPN: 32,000
2015 @chenelleworld (シェネル・ワールド)
  • 4th Japanese Album
  • Released: 11 February 2015
  • Label: Delicious Deli Records
  • Formats: 2 CDs, CD, digital download
6
  • JPN: 52,000
2017 Destiny
  • 5th Japanese Album
  • Released: 14 July 2017
  • Label: Virgin Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10
  • JPN: 16,000
10th Anniversary ALL TIME BEST
  • 2nd Japanese Best Album
  • Released: 4 December 2017
  • Label: Virgin Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
21

Extended plays

Year Album Peak position Sales Certifications
JPN | US
Bilingual
2012 Touch (Close to You)
  • 1st Japanese Digital EP
  • Released: 9 November 2012
  • Label: EMI Japan
  • Formats: digital download
  • JPN: —
2016 YOU & I[13]
  • Collaboration with Shifta
  • Lead Single: Do You Wanna
  • Lead Single released: 17 February 2015[14]
  • EP released: 25 October 2016
  • Label: Timeless Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download

USA – 6[15]

  • USA: —
2017 Calm Before the Storm[16][17]
  • Released: 3 November 2017
  • Label: Chenellemuzik
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • USA: —
2018 Holiday Party[18]
  • 1st Christimas Digital EP
  • Released: 7 December 2018
  • Label: CHE CONCEPTS, Universal Music Japan
  • Formats: digital download
  • JPN: —

Mixtapes

Year Album Peak position Sales Certifications
JPN
English
2014 REVOLuTion
  • 1st English Mixtape
  • Released: 9 June 2014
  • Label: –
  • Formats: free digital download
  • JPN: —

Singles

As lead artist

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
KOR
Gaon
JPN
Oricon
JPN
Billboard
2007 "I Fell in Love with the DJ" Things Happen for a Reason
"Hurry Up"
2008 "First Love" feat. Lecca 51 Feel Good
2010 "Feel Good" 23
"Missing" Feel Good / Luv Songs
2011 "SAKURA" 84 Luv Songs
"So Sick"
"Baby I Love U" 32 21
  • RIAJ (ringtone): 2× Platinum[19]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[19]
  • RIAJ (PC): 2× Platinum[19]
2012 "Story" 15 30 Believe
"Believe" 5
  • RIAJ (download): Million[21]
  • RIAJ (Cellphone): Platinum[22]
  • RIAJ (PC): 2× Platinum[22]
"Fall in Love" 77 Touch (Close To You) EP
"Touch (Close To You)" 79 Touch (Close To You) EP
/ Aishiteru
2013 "I WILL" 36[23] Aishiteru
"It's Happening Again" REVOLuTion
"BURNING LOVE" 9[24] Aishiteru
"Aishiteru" 13[25]
2014 "Zutto" 12[26] Luv Songs 2
"Happiness" 25 2[27]
  • RIAJ (download): 2× Platinum[28]
@chenelleworld
"Always Love U" 87[29]
2015 "Fierce"
"Hello" Non-album single
2016 "Strut"
2017 "Destiny" 36[30] 4[31]
  • RIAJ (download): Platinum[32]
Destiny
"Love You Like Me" Metamorphosis / Calm Before the Storm
2018 "Kiseki" 26[33] 10th Anniversary All Time Best

As featured artist

Year Title Artist Album
2005 "Young Boy" Messiahbolical Throwaway Rhymes Pt. II (Mixtape)
"Before"
2007 "Somebody's Gotta" Various Artists Powerful Music, Vol. 2
"I'm Still Here" Powerful Music, Vol. 3
2008 "Sugar" Hydro Crucial
"Scrambalen"
2009 "Hold on Me" Israel The Legacy
"Wish You Were Here" Mýa Sugar & Spice
"Tight" Peter Ram
"III Woman" The III Ones
"Soul Life"
"Hands On" Casely feat. Vein
"Postcard" Lil' Eddie City of My Heart
2010 "Ohh Yeah (Reggae)" Jaicko
"Streets" Akon feat. L.A.
2011 "Here on Earth" Chrishan Heart of a Lion
"Sunadokei" SEEDA In The Moment
"Girls" SEEDA feat. Hayashi Taka
2012 "No Tears Left" Davion Farris
"The Last Word" Jimmy Burney
"Spend a Little Time" Knowledge Bones Eyes on the Prize
"Till It's Done" Bizoh
2013 "Thank You" Vein
"Titanium" David Guetta Nothing But the Beat 2.0 (Japanese Edition)
"After the Storm" AI Moriagaro
"Be Right There" Dandee Building Bridges
"Fun Fun Christmas" TEE feat. LEO Francfranc presents Fun Fun Christmas / Best Songs
2014 "Happy Tears" SPICY CHOCOLATE feat. MACO Shibuya Shunai Monogatari
"Do You Wanna" Shifta
2015 "Last Forever" Matt Cab Shunkashuto
2018 "Numb" Fwlr

Non-album tracks

Year Title Album
2007 "Hooked Up" Dear Summer, Vol. 2
2011 "Somethin' 'Bout A Saturday" Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale Soundtrack

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2010 "The Waste" Alien Harlot short movie
"Multifarious" Maria short movie
2011 "A Hollywood Zone" Alicia short movie
2013 "Ava" herself short movie
2019 "Bond: Kizuna" Mew movie

Awards and nominations

List of awards received by Che'Nelle
Year Award Nomination Nominated work Result
2008 Japan Gold Disc Award Top New Artist Che'Nelle Won
2012 Concept Album of the Year Luv Songs Won
MTV Video Music Awards Japan Best Karaokee! Song Baby I Love U Nominated
2013 Japan Gold Disc Award Western Artist of the Year Che'Nelle Won
Western Album of the Year Believe Won
Song of the Year by Download Believe Won
Best 3 Western Albums Believe Won

References

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  2. ^ a b c Air Bourne (13 February 2010). "Malaysian-born singer Che'Nelle is back with her second disk, "Feel Good"". The Bajan Reporter. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Che'Nelle Music News & Info". Billboard. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  4. ^ Chandran, Sheela (25 July 2007). "Virgin deal for Malaysian-born singer Che'nelle". The Star Bhd. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2007.
  5. ^ "Amazon – Music – Things Happen for a Reason". Amazon ((Music)). 25 September 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Discogs – Vinyl – I Fell in Love with the DJ". Discogs ((Vinyl)). 28 August 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Artist – Che'Nelle". EMI Music Japan. 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  9. ^ a b (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201112.html
  10. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201210.html
  11. ^ "Certification list" (in Japanese). August 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  12. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201401.html
  13. ^ "iTunes (U.S.) – Music – YOU & I". iTunes (U.S.). 25 October 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  14. ^ "iTunes (U.S.) – Music – Do You Wanna". iTunes (U.S.). 17 February 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Billboard Reggae Albums". Billboard Top 10 Reggae Charts. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  16. ^ "iTunes (U.S.) – Music – Calm-Before-the-Storm". iTunes (U.S.). 3 November 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  17. ^ "BWW-Interview-CheNelle-Unveils-Calm-Before-the-Storm-EP". BWW. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  18. ^ "iTunes (U.S.) – Music – Holiday Party – EP". iTunes (U.S.). 7 December 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  19. ^ a b c (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/chart/w121120.html
  20. ^ http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/09/riaj-reveals-digital-certifications-for-august-2012/
  21. ^ https://aramajapan.com/news/chart/the-recording-industry-association-of-japan-releases-its-digital-certifications-for-april-4/88347/
  22. ^ a b http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/08/riaj-reveals-digital-certifications-for-july-2012/
  23. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2013&month=05&day=13
  24. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2013&month=07&day=15
  25. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2013&month=08&day=19
  26. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2014&month=04&day=21
  27. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2014&month=12&day=29
  28. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/chart/w150420.html
  29. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2014&month=12&day=8
  30. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/w/2017-05-22/p/4/
  31. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2017&month=05&day=22
  32. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/f/data/cert/hs.html
  33. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2018&month=02&day=19
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