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Division 1/Universal Recording Artist Cherlise

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Born and raised in the Carol City section of Miami, Cherlise developed her interest in music at a very early age, and quickly learned the influence her voice had on others. "I would close my eyes and sing, and when I was finished, people would be crying. I didn't understand it but I loved it," says Cherlise. After seizing any and every opportunity to showcase her smooth, soulful voice, it was not long before this soprano became a favorite of many South Florida audiences. and did whatever it took to keep moving towards her goal of becoming a household name. "I would clean the local studios for free recording time. That's how I put together my demo. I was so hungry", says Cherlise. Her hard work and dedication would soon pay off. Two years later, she was discovered by her current manager, Percy, on the video set of hip-hop veteran, Fat Joe. Cherlise finally got the break she had been waiting for when he introduced her to multi-platinum songwriter/producer Rico Love. Love and Cherlise worked diligently over the next two years, and when Love closed his deal with Universal Motown for his Division1 imprint, he signed Cherlise. “Rico is great at what he does, when you are working with someone who has had that kind of success and works that hard, it makes you work that much harder,” Cherlise explains. “He’s already at the top and he doesn’t sleep, so I don’t sleep. It’s a great fit for me.” Cherlise cites her musical influences as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ce Ce Winans, Brandy, and Beyonce. Be on the look out for plenty of new music from Cherlise in such as her  as new single Love U Right featuring Lil Wayne that will be played during the show!!!!