Cheryline Ernestine Lim (born 10 March 1983), better known by her stage name Che'Nelle, is a Malaysian Australian recording artist signed to Universal Music Japan. Her debut single "I Fell in Love with the DJ" was released in 2007 and reached the top twenty in France.
|Birth name||Cheryline Ernestine Lim|
|Origin||Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia|
Beginning, early career with the Dear Summer albums and Things Happen for a ReasonEdit
Lim moved to Perth, Western Australia at age 10. Before breaking out on the music scene in 2007, Che'Nelle was featured on English hip hop and R&B music producer S4DK's "Dear Summer" albums including the first installment in 2005 with a R&B ballad called "Slow Down" which sampled fellow R&B singer Bobby V's song of the same name, two years later she appeared on the second and final installment called "Dear Summer Volume Two" with the R&B ballad "Hooked Up".
Her debut album Things Happen for a Reason was released on 25 September 2007 in Japan and 29 October 2007 in Australia. The first single from this album was "I Fell in Love with the DJ" featuring reggae artist Cham.
2008 - 2010: Songwriting, Feel GoodEdit
Che'Nelle has written songs for herself and also co-wrote Carmit Bachar's single "Fierce", Ricki-Lee's debut single "Hell No!" and Leona Lewis's song "Can't Breathe".
Her second album was later confirmed as Feel Good, which it was named after the first single from the album, the song and album was strongly influenced by R&B and reggae much like Things Happen for a Reason, however Feel Good and (to date) all her other albums wre only released in Japan.
2011: Luv SongsEdit
In 2011, Che'Nelle released her third album Luv Songs which saw a departure from Che'Nelle's reggae sound for an R&B, soul sound. The album consisted of mainly R&B cover ballads from American singers like Ne-Yo, Whitney Houston and Minnie Riperton as well as cover of many Japanese known songs.
In 2012, Che'Nelle released her forth album Believe; much like 2011's Luv Songs it was heavily rooted in an R&B and Japanese music sound.
2013: Aishiteru (I Love You)Edit
In 2013, Che'Nelle released her fifth album Aishiteru which is Japanese for the phrase "I Love You", the album was her first album to be mainly recorded in Japanese with a few English songs.
2014: Luv Songs 2Edit
In 2014, Che'Nelle released her sixth album Luv Songs 2; it was her second installment in the Luv Songs series and like 2011's Luv Songs, it features a mixture of traditional Japanese love songs with several covers of R&B songs including "We Found Love" by Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna.
In 2015, Che'Nelle released her seventh album @chenelleworld, it is her most recent album.
|2007||Things Happen for a Reason
|2013||Aishiteru (I Love You)
|2014||Luv Songs 2
|2012||Touch (Close to You)
As lead artistEdit
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Sales and Certifications||Album|
|2007||"I Fell in Love with the DJ"||62||98||30||35||—||—||—||—||33||11||47||Things Happen for a Reason|
|2008||"First Love" feat. Lecca||—||—||—||—||—||—||51||—||—||—||—||Feel Good|
|"Missing"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Feel Good / Luv Songs|
|"Baby I Love U"||—||—||—||—||32||—||21||5||—||—||—|
|"Fall in Love (Single Version)"||—||—||—||—||—||—||77||—||—||—||—||Touch (Close To You) EP|
|"Touch (Close To You)"||—||—||—||—||—||—||79||—||—||—||—||Touch (Close To You) EP|
|2014||"Zutto (English Version)"||—||—||—||—||—||—||12||—||—||—||—||Luv Songs 2|
|"Always Love U"||—||—||—||—||—||—||87||—||—||—||—|
- * RIAJ Digital Track Chart was established in April 2009 and cancelled in July 2012.
As featured artistEdit
|2005||"Young Boy"||Messiahbolical||Throwaway Rhymes Pt. II (Mixtape)|
|2007||"Somebody’s Gotta"||Various Artists||Powerful Music, Vol. 2|
|"I'm Still Here"||Powerful Music, Vol. 3|
|2009||"Hold On Me"||Israel||The Legacy|
|"Wish You Were Here"||Mýa||Sugar & Spice|
|"III Woman"||The III Ones|
|"Hands On"||Casely feat. Vein|
|"Postcard"||Lil' Eddie||City of My Heart|
|2010||"Ohh Yeah (Reggae)"||Jaicko|
|"Streets"||Akon feat. L.A.|
|2011||"Here On Earth"||Chrishan||Heart of a Lion|
|"Sunadokei"||SEEDA||In The Moment|
|"Girls"||SEEDA feat. Hayashi Taka|
|2012||"No Tears Left"||Davion Farris|
|"The Last Word"||Jimmy Burney|
|"Spend a Little Time"||Knowledge Bones||Eyes on the Prize|
|"Till It's Done"||Bizoh|
|"Titanium"||David Guetta||Nothing But the Beat 2.0 (Japanese Edition)|
|"After the Storm"||AI||Moriagaro|
|"Be Right There"||Dandee||Building Bridges|
|"Fun Fun Christmas"||TEE feat. LEO||Francfranc presents Fun Fun Christmas / Best Songs|
|2014||"Happy Tears"||SPICY CHOCOLATE feat. MACO||Shibuya Shunai Monogatari|
|2007||"Hooked Up"||Dear Summer, Vol. 2|
|2011||"Somethin' 'Bout A Saturday"||Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale Soundtrack|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||Japan Gold Disc Award||Top New Artist||Che'Nelle||Won|
|2012||Concept Album of the Year||Luv Songs||Won|
|MTV Video Music Awards Japan||Best Karaokee! Song||Baby I Love U||Nominated|
|2013||Japan Gold Disc Award||Western Artist of the Year||Che'Nelle||Won|
|Western Album of the Year||Believe||Won|
|Song of the Year by Download||Believe||Won|
|Best 3 Western Albums||Believe||Won|
- "エラー". www2.jasrac.or.jp.
- "Chenelle and Cham - I Fell In Love With The Dj global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us.
- "Dear Summer: Various Artists: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Download". Amazon.co.uk.
- "Dear Summer Volume Two: Various Artists: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Download". Amazon.co.uk.
- (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201112.html
- (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201210.html
- "Certification list" (in Japanese). August 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201401.html
- PDFAustralian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2 March 2010
- "Chenelle and Cham - I Fell In Love With The Dj global chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved 15 December 2007.
- (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/chart/w131120.html
- (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/chart/w121120.html
- (in English) http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/09/riaj-reveals-digital-certifications-for-august-2012/
- (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/chart/w130419.html
- (in English) http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/08/riaj-reveals-digital-certifications-for-july-2012/
- (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2013&month=05&day=13
- (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2013&month=07&day=15
- (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2013&month=08&day=19
- (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2014&month=04&day=21
- (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2014&month=12&day=29
- (in Japanese) http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/chart/w150420.html
- (in Japanese) http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2014&month=12&day=8