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New Video Alert: Tessanne Chin’s Lyric Video for “Fire”

Just a couple months ago, Billboard premiered season 5 of The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin new single, “Fire.” If you never listened to the words of this song, this lyric video explains to you why you should never play Tessanne and fire. The official video was shot in Jamaica and it’s gearing up for its release. So, stay tuned!

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About Tessanne Chin

Tessanne Chin continues a long musical tradition for the Caribbean-with a twist. The season five winner of NBC’s The Voice definitely upholds the hallmarks of her heritage, while touting a decidedly spunky pop spirit. She’s got attitude. She’s got style. She’s got soul.

She was also meant to make music. Born to two musician parents in Jamaica, her earliest memories include falling asleep on lounge chairs at mom and dad’s practice sessions and long hours in the recording studio. Soon enough, she found herself behind the microphone.

“I was five-years-old, and my daddy’s band was having a rehearsal,” recalls Tessanne. “I don’t know what came over me because normally the kids weren’t allowed to go and mess with the musical instruments or equipment. However, I picked up the mic and started singing ‘Stand By Me’. They backed me on guitar, and I knew from that moment it was what I wanted to do. The feeling being up there was indescribable. It changed my life.”

After high school in England, Tessanne returned home to officially kick off her career. With the endorsement of family friend and drummer Desi Jones, the legendary Jimmy Cliff chose her as a backup singer. For three years, she toured alongside the reggae icon, picking up invaluable experience along the way. Following a stint fronting the rock band Mile High, she released her first solo hit, “Hideaway”, which topped the Jamaican charts and propelled her career in the Caribbean. At the same time, she wanted to impact a much bigger audience.

“I got stuck in this rut,” she explains. “It was like a glass ceiling was over me. Soon, a friend had an idea for me to audition for The Voice.”

That “friend” happened to be none other international reggae pop sensation Shaggy. At his urging, she auditioned for the show and experienced the proverbial whirlwind to follow. Maroon 5 main man Adam Levine became her coach, and she delivered an astounding take on Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, which soared to #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart-a first for the show. As she gained countless fans, she eventually took home the top prize.

“I didn’t expect that in a million years,” beams Tessanne. “I will never forget that day for the rest of my life. I was in genuine shock when they called my name. I’m still overwhelmed! It was never about me. It was about my country. It’s something for the Caribbean that I’m very proud of. I’m blessed to have their support and give it back to them.”

About the Author

New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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