Tessanne Amanda Chin (/ˈtɛsˈæn tʃɪn/; born September 20, 1985) is a recording artist, best known for winning Season 5 of NBC’s reality TV singing competition The Voice as part of Adam Levine’s team. She has opened for famous acts such as Patti Labelle, Peabo Bryson and Gladys Knight, and toured for three years with Jimmy Cliff. She is of Chinese and cherokee English and African descent.
Tessanne Chin – Hide Away
Tessanne was introduced to music at a very early age by her parents. Her mother was the trumpeter and singer in The Carnations and her father was the band’s drummer. In 2009 she began writing songs for her first album. Guitarist Rudy Valentino and drummer Paul “Groove Galore” KasticK were her producers for her 2010 independent debut album In Between Words. Her 2006 debut single, “Hideaway” received heavy rotation on Caribbean radio and select stations in New York. Both the single and its music video were very popular. The song was also featured on VP Records’ Reggae Gold 2007. After “Hideaway,” she has released two more singles, “Messenger” and “Black Books,”.
Tessanne Chin – Fire
In September 2013, it was announced that she would be competing in Season 5 of NBC’s singing competition The Voice, after reggae/dancehall star Shaggy presented her to the competition as an opportunity to finally have her big break. On the second episode of the Blind Auditions broadcast on September 24 2013, she performed Pink’s song “Try.” All four coaches, namely Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton turned their chairs for her but she opted for Adam Levine. On December 10 2013, her performance of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic “Bridge over Troubled Water” for the Semifinal Round became #1 on the iTunes chart, with her becoming the first (and ultimately only) contestant to achieve the top chart position at the end of an applicable voting window that season.
Tessanne Chin – Count On My Love
Her performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” became #1 on the iTunes chart with her also becoming the first contestant that season to achieve the top chart position twice. The following week the cover made its debut on the Hot 100 at #51, AND #12 on the Digital Songs chart and #15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. A compilation album with studio versions of her The Voice performances was released on iTunes and charted at #4 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. During the Finale Results of the voice she was revealed to be the winner of Season 5.
TESSANNE CHIN – Call Fi Mi Cure
Tumbling Down Lyrics – Tessanne Chin