Los Angeles, CA (September 23, 2008) â€“ Aiming to shatter the male/reggae/Rasta stereotype that American audiences might have of Jamaican artists, Kingston-raised performer Tami Chynn welcomes the release of her first US major-label single, â€œFrozenâ€ (available at iTunes) followed by her SRC/Universal Records album, Primadonna, releasing Spring 2009. Fun and breezy on its surface, her music is an innovative stew of dancehall, pop, hip-hop, electronica and other ingredients, representing a new hybrid sound that showcases the Caribbean islandâ€™s evolving musical culture. â€œFrozenâ€ debuted at #42 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and at #24 on the Hot Dance Radio Airplay chart.
Recorded in Los Angeles and the Atlanta studio of GrammyÂ®-nominated producer Akon, Primadonna is infused with the platinum RedOne/Konvict sound, a pulsing and sometimes hypnotic beat that provides the perfect conduit for Chynnâ€™s empowering, sexy, and at times sentimental lyrics. â€œFrozen,â€ featuring Akon, croons â€œBaby, you know Iâ€™m stuck on your love,â€ while other up-tempo songs like â€œWe Donâ€™t Messâ€ offer an unapologetic girlâ€™s anthem. From the trance-like â€œHypnoticoâ€ to the dancehall edge of â€œWatch Me Wine,â€ Tami keeps the energy high. The album is balanced by tracks such as the reflective, mid-tempo â€œKilla Love Songâ€ and â€œThis Must Be Love,â€ with Tami slowing it down to demonstrate her vocal range and channel her inner Sade.
Chynn emerged from one of the grittiest, male-dominated music scenes, Jamaica â€™s dancehall, recognized as a talented female artist whose hot sound was rivaled by her even hotter look. Collaborating with such seminal local artists such as Beenie Man, Sean Paul (she appeared on â€œAll on Meâ€ from 2005â€™s Trinity) and Lady Saw, her underground hits such as â€œOver and Over Again,â€ â€œTell Me Sehâ€ and â€œShow Me Nowâ€ led to the release of her first album in Japan, Out of Many…One (Universal/Cherry), led by the single â€œHyperventilating.â€
Tami can also be seen in the current Pepsi commercial spot, along with Tpain and Shaggy, featuring her cover version of â€œKung Fu Fightingâ€ produced by Akon.
Don’t miss your chance to see Tami Chynn on tour with New Kids On the Block this fall:
October 13: Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena
October 14: Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Arena
October 16: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
October 17: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
October 18: New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
October 19: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
October 21: Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
October 22: Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center
October 24: Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
October 25: Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
For more information on Tami please visit www.tamichynn.com.