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TWENTY YEARS IN THE MAKING, CHYNA NICOLE IS NOW READY FOR THE WORLD!

 

Chyna Nicole

Chyna Nicole

Singer/songwriter Chyna Nicole (Tania Nicole Williams) was born in New York City to proud Jamaican parents from Kingston’s Waterhouse, Carl and Yvonne Williams.  At the tender age of 5, Nicole read the the back of Michael Jackson’s albums, and began her song writing techniques.  Additionally, the rich musical culture of Waterhouse, was instilled in her by her father, who was the first apprentice to the legendary U-Roy. He was an artist himself who had recorded for producers Joe Gibbs and Duke Reid. Her mom Yvonne was once a member of Reggae’s first Grammy winner, Black Uhuru, who used to rehearse in the Williams’ back yard in the early days.

From choreographing dance routines in high school in Connecticut, to recording R&B demos while at Howard University, Chyna’s passion for music remained consistent. The name “Chyna” was tagged on her by friends at Kolbe Cathedral High, which also appeared in her HS Yearbook.

According to Chyna “one day music and education will marry in my journey, as I continue to pursue my dream”

Her first release was in 1994 “Love Me Tenderly” performed with LukIe D under her father’s Jamaican label, Little C. This record was released under the name Nicole Williams, however, after that she decided to rename her artist name to Chyna Nicole for future releases.  Upon graduating from Howard University majoring in Radio/TV/Film and working for various media arenas including Showtime Networks, WNET, VP Records, and Westwood One Radio, she relocated to  Jamaica to record an album with her father.

After the album did not materialize, Chyna then accepted a disc jockey position at Zip103 FM. Her selections of old school Hip Hop, Reggae and Dancehall, with her gravitating personality, lead to her being one of the most popular DJ’s in radio. In addition, she also worked as an announcer at IRIE FM where she co-hosted The Entertainment Buzz, interviewing  Marcia Griffith, Beres Hammond and many other Reggae icons. And with her rising popularity, record producers always invited her to the recording studio.

Chyna Nicole

Chyna Nicole

“Take Me To The Moon” is her latest release which was recorded for producer Fitzroy Francis on his Mightyful 13 Records imprint. It  is getting heavy rotation on The New York Foundation Radio Network and other nationally syndicated programs in the USA, and Europe. The video was directed by Stereobelly, and is getting major plays on most Jamaican outlets including CVM-TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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