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Cherrelle

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Among the celebrities of Clarence Avant’s Tabu label, in addition to an early on beneficiary of makers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Cherrelle was created Cheryl Norton in 1958 in LA, California. After her family members founded a summertime home in Detroit, Michigan, she fulfilled bassist/vocalist Michael Henderson, who got her show up on “Someone to One,” the shutting music on his 1978 recording Within the Night-Time. Norton consequently continued tour with Henderson and Luther Vandross. Early the next decade, Norton documented a demonstration that found the eye of Tabu Information owner Clarence Avant, who authorized her through her dad, a lawyer. She got the stage name of Cherrelle, influenced by her manager at a lender where she experienced worked, who yell, “Cher-relle, you’re past due!” Teamed with suppliers/songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis — Period members who experienced strikes with Tabu’s S.O.S. Music group — Cherrelle began with a reliable blast of charting singles and albums. Delicate, released in 1984, created the singles “I Didn’t Mean to carefully turn You On” (a high Ten R&B strike later included in Robert Palmer) and “Delicate…Handle carefully” (which reached the very best 40 of the same graph). High Concern, released the next 12 months with more assistance from Jam and Lewis, in addition to some extra songwriting and creation from Cherrelle’s passionate partner Randy Went, presented the quantity two R&B strike “Saturday Like,” a duet with labelmate Alexander O’Neal. For Cherrelle’s third recording, Jam and Lewis made a decision to apply a concept-like LP file format as they experienced with O’Neal’s Hearsay — in cases like this, an account of an enchanting relationship gone poor. The LP’s 1st solitary was another Cherrelle/O’Neal duet, “By no means Knew Love SUCH AS THIS,” which parked at number 2 R&B for 14 days in early 1988. “Everything I Miss in the home,” wearing a loungey jazz-piano experience, went to number 1 R&B in past due 1988. The name track visited number four. Exactly the same season she appeared on her behalf cousin Pebbles’ Best 20 R&B strike “Often,” she released THE GIRL I Am, her first record from Jam and Lewis. Her last charting LP, it highlighted creation by Narada Michael Walden, Heatwave’s Derek Bramble, and many others. Three singles charted, with “Tears of Pleasure” probably the most effective at amount 23 R&B. Cherrelle made an appearance on Alexander O’Neal’s Like Makes No Feeling and Lovers Once again albums, and she documented once again with Pebbles on Direct from My Center, but she didn’t discharge her 5th full-length, the separately released and covers-heavy THE PROPER Period, until 1999. Through the 2000s and early 2010s, she continuing to tour and sometimes performed with O’Neal. Her Tabu albums received expanded reissue remedies in 2013.

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Full Name Cherrelle
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Saturday Love, I Didn't Mean to Turn You On, Everything I Miss at Home, You Look Good to Me, Will You Satisfy?, When You Look in My Eyes, Where Do I Run To, Artificial Heart, The Woman I Am, What More Can I Do for You, Keep It Inside, Fragile... Handle With Care, Oh No It's U Again, Who's It Gonna Be, Tears of Joy, Still in Love With You, Looks Aren't Everything, Happy That You're Happy With Me, New Love, High Priority, Baby It's You, I Will Wait for You, Pick Me Up, I Need You Now, Affair, Never in My Life, Crazy, Nothing's Ever Gonna Stop, Foolin' Around, Like I Will, Into My Eyes, Just Tell Me
Albums High Priority, Fragile, Affair, The Woman I Am, Affair (Tabu Re-Born Expanded Edition), High Priority (Tabu Re-Born Expanded Edition), The Right Time, Fragile (Tabu Reborn Bonus Track Edition), Cherrelle - The Very Best Of, The Best of Cherrelle, Greatest, Greatest Hits, Best Of


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#Fact
1 Her hit song "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" was later covered by Robert Palmer and Mariah Carey.
2 Singer Brandi Williams, of Blaque, is her niece.
3 Cousin of singer Pebbles.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Compton 2015 performer: "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On"
The Dream Team 1989 performer: "CRAZY FOR LOVING YOU" / writer: "CRAZY FOR LOVING YOU" - as Cherrelle Norton
Soul Train 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train 1985-1992 TV Series Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dishing Tea with Big Meach 2010-2012 TV Mini-Series Herself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
Unsung 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Herself - Performer
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1986-1989 TV Series Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 1984-1989 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards 1986 TV Special Herself

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