Charlie Vox

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Charlie Vox
Birth name Charlene Gilliam
Origin Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Genres RetroNouveau, Pop, R&B, Soul
Occupation(s) Recording artist, singer, songwriter, producer
Labels Twelve13 Music Group
Associated acts Random Ax of Charlie, Curtis Richa, Rihanna, Melanie Fiona

Charlie Vox (born Charlene Gilliam) is an American multi-gold and platinum songwriter, recording artist, singer and producer.[1][2] She is the lead singer of the band Random Ax of Charlie.[3][4]

Charlie Vox has written and produced on singles and albums that have collectively sold in the excess of 8 million records worldwide. Charlie Vox's credits include Rihanna ("Final Goodbye") and Melanie Fiona ("Monday Morning"). She has also worked alongside top producers Stargate (Ne-Yo, Shakira), Kosine of The Interns (Nicki Minaj, Big Sean) and Steve McKie (Jill Scott, Estelle).

Charlie Vox's success extends across the pond as her international acclaim has also garnered enormous success in the Asia and European markets working with the likes of foreign superstars such as Kumi Koda, Naime Amuro and Crystal Kay.

Music career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Like many great performers, Charlie Vox started singing in church and writing crazy stories when she was a child. As a teen, Charlie Vox performed in countless talent shows, won numerous pageants and inevitably caught the artist bug. She wrote songs for her demo tape after being inspired by her cousin, an established rapper.
She landed her first song placement with little to no effort as she shopped her demo tape to major labels.


In 2011 Charlie Vox released a single "Lie Instead" which has helped to create a local buzz for her artistry. Soon after, she was presented with an opportunity to perform on the big stage. Charlie Vox spent much of 2012 touring as a background singer for English R&B icon Estelle.

After spending years diligently supporting the many musicians she has written for and helped developed, Charlie Vox has found her own distinctive voice and embarks on a new adventure via her band Random Ax of Charlie. The band will release its first single through the label Twelve13 Music Group.

Recently, Charlie Vox released her official mixtape from the band Randox Ax of Charlie BPMs (The Anti-Mixtape) defining the music genre called RetroNouveau.

Discography and Certifications[edit]

Singles as Charlie Vox[edit]

Title Single details Peak chart positions Certifications
"Lie Instead"  —
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Songwriting and production[edit]

A discography of songs written and/or produced by Charlene Gilliam a.k.a. Charlie Vox.

Year Song Artist Album Label Certifications
1998 "Wasted My Time" Michel'le Hung Jury Death Row/EMI Records  —
2004 "Full Grown" Charlie Vox Soul Plane (The Motion Picture) MGM Pictures  —
2004 "As It Began" Crystal Kay Motherland Epic/Sony Music Japan  —
2005 "Stupid Like U" Deborah Cox  — Capitol/EMI France  —
2006 "Cherry Girl" Koda Kumi Black Cherry Avex Trax Japan Japan (RIAJ): Million
2006 "Final Goodbye" Rihanna A Girl Like Me Def Jam/Universal Music Australia (ARIA): Platinum
Canada (CRIA): 2x Platinum
France (SNEP): Gold
Germany (BVMI): Gold
Hungary (MAHASZ): Gold
Ireland (IRMA): 2x Platinum
Japan (RIAJ): Gold
Poland (ZPAV): Gold
Russia (NFPF): Platinum
Switzerland (IFPI): Platinum
United Kingdom (BPI): Platinum
United States (RIAA): Platinum
2009 "Monday Morning" Melanie Fiona The Bridge SRC/Universal Motown  —
2010 "Very Very Hot" Miro Gee feat. Angelique Cinelu  — 2AM LTD/Universal Music Spain  —
2011 "#1" Namie Amuro Checkmate! Avex Trax Japan Japan (RIAJ): 2x Platinum
2013 "Draw The Line" Yemi Marie  — Prize Music Entertainment  —

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Charlene Gilliam Discogs". Discogs. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Charlie Vox Official Facebook". Facebook. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Random Ax of Charlie Official Site". Random Ax of Charlie. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Random Ax of Charlie Official Facebook". Facebook. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.