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In 2002, the effective duo of Missy Elliott and Timbaland presented soulful vocalist and songwriter Tweet (Charlene Keys), who had appeared on alongside Elliott on “ELIMINATE” (an individual also featuring Ginuwine from Miss E…So Addictive) and “X” (an record monitor from Ja Rule’s Discomfort Is normally Love). Tweet’s debut, Southern Hummingbird, highlighted creation by Timbaland and vocals by Elliott, especially on the business lead one, “Oops (Oh My).” The one became an right away hit, along with a remix for the melody offering Fabolous garnered a lot more spins on metropolitan radio, assisting her cross towards the rap market and placing the stage on her behalf album’s awaited discharge time. It’s Me Once again implemented in 2005 and, just like the debut, reached number 2 over the R&B graph, nonetheless it lacked stamina; its biggest one, “Convert da Lighting Off,” hardly were able to scrape the R&B Best 40. After an unproductive stint with Umbrella Recordings, Tweet reappeared in 2013 using a low-key EP, Merely Tweet, and lastly released her third record, Charlene, over the eOne label in 2016.

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Children Tashawna
Music Songs Smoking Cigarettes, Oops, Call Me, Turn Da Lights Off, My Place, Thugman, I Was Created For This, Boogie 2nite, Neva Shouda Left Ya, Best Friend, I’m Done, Complain, Addicted, Make Ur Move, Always Will, Somebody Else Will, Things I Don’t Mean, Sports, Sex & Food, Drunk, Got Whatcha Want, So Much to Say, Boogie Tonight, When I Need A Man, Magic, Priceless, Beautiful, Dadada…Struggle, Iceberg, The Hardest Thing, Intro: Soulfully Yours, Charlene, Southern Hummingbird, Cab Ride
Albums Southern Hummingbird, Charlene, It's Me Again, Love, Tweet, Simply Tweet

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1 Lives in Atlanta, Georgia. [January 2004]
2 Song on Beauty Shop Soundtrack starring Queen Latifah "Whole Lotta Love" Written by Raphael Brown, Marcus Boyd, G. Baillergeau Performed by Golddiggez Courtesy of Wut Shawan Ado Entertainment.
3 Graduated with 4.0 GPA at the age of 28 from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA. Began Traveling the world as a singer and writer, which took him away from high school.
4 Has one daughter, Tashawna
5 First car was a Land Rover.
6 The singer picked up a guitar in Missy's studio one day and began to sing an acoustic version of "Motel". Her impromptu audition impressed Missy so much, she had her bring the very same guitar to an encore performance for Elektra Chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone.



The Truth About Webcam Girls 2014 TV Special documentary performer: "Oops Oh My"
Dance Central 2 2011 Video Game performer: "Oops Oh My" / writer: "Oops Oh My" - as Charlene Keys
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game writer: "Boogie 2Nite Seamus Haji Big Love Mix" - as Charlene Keys
Beauty Shop 2005 writer: "Whole Lotta Love"
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Transporter 2002 as C. Keys, "Boogie 2nite" / performer: "Boogie 2nite"



Being 2016 TV Mini-Series Herself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2007 TV Movie Herself
Trina: Live & Uncut 2006 Video Herself
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself (as Tweet)
40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever 2004 TV Special documentary Herself (Song "Oops") / Archive Footage
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Trina: The Making of a Diamond Princess 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Honey 2003 Herself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Herself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself (as Tweet)
The Parkers 2002 TV Series Herself
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live! 2002 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002 TV Series Herself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Summer Music Mania 2002 2002 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Later... With Jools Holland 2002 TV Series Herself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself (as Tweet)
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2002 TV Series Herself - Freestyle Friday Judge
Showtime at the Apollo 2001 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2000 TV Series Herself

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1 I've been Tweet since I was a little girl". "It's a nickname. Everybody in my family now wants to claim that they named me that. No one knows why. It's been Tweet forever though.
2 Everything happens for a reason. I think all the experiences, even the unpleasant ones, have made me stronger. You have to suffer sometimes in order to gain anything. I know there's a time and place for everything in this life.
3 To guarantee pay you have to do the work. Once success is attained, teach others to fish. Then they can eat forever as you will.

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