Tessanne Chin Enjoys Newfound Fame As ‘The Voice’

Comments: 8  | Leave A Comment
  • advertisement

    For iPhone users:

    Jamaicans have imported many things to the U.S. – Blue Mountain coffee and Bob Marley are just two of the highlights. Gold medalists and world champions Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann-Newby Fraser have knocked previously dominant American track athletes to the back of the pack and even American gold medalist, track star Sanya Richards Ross, is of Jamaican parentage. But female superstar singers have been the one thing Jamaica hasn’t had much success with. Until now.

    Tessanne Chin’s stunning Season 5 win on he NBC reality show “The Voice” had both Jamaican and American fans cheering. Coached by Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, Chin, who has released records in Jamaica, became the Season 5 winner chalking up another triumph for Jamaican pride. Even Bolt is a fan, tweeting out his congrats after her victory in December. Chin’s first single on her upcoming Universal Records album due out in March is “Tumbling Down.”

    “I’m in Jamaica right now,” Chin tells the Tom Joyner Morning Show, calling in from Kingston. A product of a Chinese/Cherokee father and English/Black mother, Chin is part of the ethnic polyglot that makes up Jamaican culture.

    “There’s a lot of different cultures and a lot of different nationalities in Jamaica,” Chin says. “Surprisingly, it’s such a melting pot for such a little island.” Chin, who is married to Jamaican radio personality Wayne Cuffe, Jr. and is the sister of singer Tami Chynn, who opened for Celine Dion, has had her fair share of success on her native island, collaborating with Shaggy and recording with the group Mile High. It was Shaggy who encouraged her to audition for “The Voice” hoping to give her a bigger outlet. Obviously, he was on point.

    1 2 Next page »

    Tags: » » » » » »

    • More Related Content


    8 thoughts on “Tessanne Chin Enjoys Newfound Fame As ‘The Voice’

    1. Shouldn’t the correct word should be “Jamaicans have EXPORTED many things to the U.S.”, and not “imported”. Geez, if you can’t count on journalists to get it right…

    2. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
      IT’S A NEW YEAR TIME FOR A NEW JOB!!! Start working from your home and make $90/h… Only basic computer skills needed and reliable internet connection… Get your first weekly check at the end of this week… Stop wasting time and start now… Sign up at following address

    3. Correction: her hsuband’s name is Michael Anthony Cuffe Jr. Her sister’s husband is dancehall artist Wayne Marshall, not sure how that got mixed up?
      Great interview though,

    4. Love Tessanne, love her voice. I wish her all the best for the future…Tess is The Voice ..love listening to her first singe of The Voice “Tumbling Down” a very beautiful song that anyone can relate to.

    5. Tumbling Down is such a beautiful song. Tessanne’s voice is superb. Wishing her all the best and will be supporting her releases.

    Add Your Comment

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s