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Tami Chynn - Biography
|last update : 11-08-2012 00:15|
|Birth nameTammar Anika Chin|
Also known as Tami Chynn
Born June 14, 1984
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae fusion, Dancehall, Pop, R&B, Reggae
Years Active 2005- Present
Labels Universal/SRC/Konvict Muzik
Tami Chynn(born 14 june 1984) was born in Kingston,Jamaica. Her father, Richard Chin, is of Chinese descent with Cherokee ancestry and her mother, Christine Chin is Black-Jamaican and British. Her parents were in a band called the The Carnations and her younger sister, Tessanne Chin, is also a reggae fusion singer and former member of the group 'Mile High'.
Tami grew up in the parish of St. Andrew and attended St. Peter and Paul Preparatory School. She attended Campion College in St. Andrew, Jamaica. In 1998, at age 14, she moved to Leamington Spa, UK where she spent three years studying the performing arts and in 2001, at age 17, moved back to jamaica where she worked on her music career and recorded her first single''Rock U''.
Tami Chin married fellow/dancehall artist Wayne Marshall in 2009.
Before pursuing music, she toured with fellow caniamaj artist Shaggy as a backup dancer on his Caught Red Handed Tour. In early 2005 she travelled to Los Angeles, California, USA to perform for Universal Motown Records and in May she was signed to the major label, at age 24, for a four album deal. Before releasing her debut album in the US she appeared in recordings with international Reggae stars: Beenie Man, Lady Saw and Sean Paul on his album The Trinity for the track ''All on Me''.
In March 2006, she was nominated for Best New Entertainer Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards, but lost the award to reggae artist Matisyahu. Leading up to the release of her debut album, Out of Many... One she toured clubs around the US for promotion. Later in 2006 she released her first US single ''Hyperventilating'' which became a hit on the interntet that summer but wasn't a mainstream success.