Cherine Anderson

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Cherine Anderson
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Background information
Born (1984-09-25) 25 September 1984 (age 29)
Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Soul
Reggae fusion
Hip hop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress, video director
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active Music: 2006–present
Film: 1997–present
Labels Dancehall Soul/Zlink
Associated acts Paul McCartney, Madonna, Wyclef Jean, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Kymani Marley.

Cherine Anderson (born (1984-09-25)25 September 1984,[1] Rockfort, East Kingston, Jamaica[2]) is a Jamaican actress and dancehall/reggae vocalist.


Anderson's acting career began in the film Dancehall Queen (1997) as the role Tanya; she is also known for playing the character Serena in the 2003 Jamaican film, One Love.[3]

Anderson has worked and performed with Sly and Robbie,[4] Sting, Wyclef Jean, Bootsy Collins,[5] Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti and others.[6] She contributed to several Independent Online Distribution Alliance compilation releases prior to the success of her January 2006 single, "Good Love", which appeared on a compilation[7][8] showcasing the riddim of Jimmy Riley's "Love & Devotion". "Good Love" appeared on the 2008 Grammy nominated album, Anniversary, by Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang.

In 2006, Anderson collaborated with Chuck Fenda on the single, "Coming Over", which rose to #1 on the Jamaican charts,[9] and remained on the Top 30 for 26 weeks.[10] She also collaborated with Britney Spears on the Sly and Robbie remix of "Piece of Me".[11]

Anderson's made her directorial debut in 2007 when she directed the video for "Kingston State of Mind". The song would eventually top the Caribbean video charts and remained in the Top 10 for 4 months. Wyclef Jean is featured on the remix to "Kingston State of Mind"

Anderson opened for Wyclef Jean in Tortola, British Virgin Islands in 2007, and she was a featured vocalist on Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang's United States/Canada tour the same year.

In late 2007 Anderson collaborated with Michael Franti and Spearhead on their All Rebel Rockers album. She was also featured on the single "Say Hey (I Love You)", as well as the tracks "Sound System" and "Little Bit of Riddem". In 2008 through 2009, Anderson toured extensively with Franti and Spearhead as their opening act in North America, Australia and Europe.

She has toured with artists such as John Mayer (Battle Studies North American Tour (2010), Counting Crows, Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie, Augustana among others. Cherine has performed at festivals such as Coachella - USA (2009) Bluesfest - Australia (2009)

Rototom Festival- Italy (2009) Summer Jam- Germany (2009) Arras Main Square Fest- France (2009) Your World Festival- Holland (2009) Rock-Zottegem Festival- Belgium (2009) Sierra Nevada world Music Festival- USA (2009) Mounatin Jam Festival- USA (2009) UCLA Jazz & Reggae Festival - USA (2009, 2006) Earthdance-USA (2009) Rebel Salute - Jamaica (2009) Ragga Muffins Festival - USA (2008) Hollywood Bowl KCRW Series- USA (2008) Hollywood Bowl Reggae Series- USA (2007) Reggae Rising- USA (2007) Big Day Out – British Columbia (2007) BVI Festival- Virgin Island (British) (2007) Reggae Sumfest –Jamaica (2007, 2006) STING-Jamaica (2007,2009) Reggae on the River –USA (2006) International Reggae Day- Jamaica (2006)

She performed at three events (The Green Ball, The Inaugural Peace Ball, Rock The Vote/Calvin Klein Inaugural Party) to commemorate President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Anderson first official product, "The Introduction-Dubstyle EP", was released in March 2009. The EP included reggae chart toppers such as "Shine On Jamaica", "Talk If Yuh Talking", "Kingston State of Mind", "Shine on Jamaica" and "Coming Over Tonight".


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