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Charlene Smith

Smith began singing young, and graduated to executing on Toronto, Canada’s R&B circuit with cover variations of vintage Temptations, Chaka Khan, Supremes and Space Band songs. Like a performer she merged the ‘aged skool’ inspiration using the innovative affects of Jodeci, SWV and, remarkably, Eternal. Smith’s significant status in the Canadian night clubs resulted in her signing primarily with Rob De Boer as well as the outlandish Boomtang clothing. With De Boer, Smith started recording material on her behalf debut, Experience The Goodtimes, which spawned the strikes ‘I Discovered My Lesson’, ‘As well Very much For Me’, ‘Allow It Glide’ as well as the name monitor. In 1995 she agreed upon to the UK-based Indochina group who marketed the album discharge with a thorough tour that resulted in evaluations with Dina Carroll, Brenda Russell and Janet Jackson. The entire year ended with a good amount of awards back Canada where she was nominated for Greatest R&B Artist, Greatest New Dance Designer and Greatest Video from the Very much Music Honours (the Canadian equal to MTV). In the united kingdom her promotional attempts were compensated when she topped the Contact underground soul graph with ‘Allow It Slip’. In 1996 she started working in NY with Andy Marvel, in LA with Derek Bramble, in London with Andy Whitmore and Denmark with Cutfather and Joe, which led to a more industrial R&B style. Furthermore to her documenting success she’s also gained accolades on her behalf performance in the 1996 Very much Music Awards, backed by a complete backing band.

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