Tammar Anika Chin aka Tami Chynn (born June 14, 1984 in Kingston, Jamaica). Her parents were in a band called The Carnations and her younger sister, Tessanne Chin is also a reggae fusion singer and former member of the group 'Mile High'. 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 Chynn married fellow reggae/dancehall artist Wayne Marshall in 2009. Before pursuing music, she toured with fellow Jamaican artist Shaggy as a back up 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 on recordings with international dancehall artists Beenie Man, Lady Saw and Sean Paul on his album The Trinity featured on the track "All on Me". In March 2006 she was nominated for Best New Entertainer Award at the IRAWMA 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 internet that summer but wasn't a mainstream success. During that summer she released her first album Out of Many... One which also failed to chart in the US but managed to peak at #41 on the Japanese Oricon charts. In 2007 her song "Over and Over Again" appeared on the compilations Biggest One Drop Anthems 2007 (released October 8, 2007 on the Greensleeves label) and Strictly The Best Vol. 38 (released November 20, 2007 through VP Records). In 2008 Tami received notice by artist Akon who signed her up to his label Konvict Muzik and began production of her sophomore album Prima Donna. Recording of the album began in January in Akon's Atlanta studios with Akon and RedOne executive producing the album. The lead single for the album, 'Frozen' featuring Akon, was released in August, 2008. In March she toured the UK and made an appearance on the BBC Radio show 1Xtra Live, on March 22, 2008 with Akon and performed Frozen. In September 2008, she starred in a Pepsi commercial along side Verne Troyer, T-Pain and Shaggy and made a cover of Kung Fu Fighting for the commercial which is based on Kung Fu. During October, 2008 she opened for New Kids on the Block on their NKOTB Tour along side Lady GaGa, Natasha Bedingfield and Colby O'Donis. She also appeared in the video 'I'm So Paid'. After cutting ties with Universal, Prima Donna remains unreleased; however, Tami Chynn has stated she is currently at work on a third album that is to become a sophomore release.
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Official video for "Over And Over Again" by Jamaican superstar Tami Chynn.
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