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Cheryline Lim (born 10 March 1983 in Kota Kinabalumarker, Sabahmarker, Malaysiamarker) also known as Che'Nelle is a R&B singer-songwriter and producer signed to Virgin Records America. Her father is a Borneon-born Chinese, and her mother is a mixed of Kadazan and Dutch heritage.

2005-present: Things Happen for a Reason

Dixon took her material to Virgin Records and Virgin flew Che'nelle to New York at the end of 2005 to meet with representatives from the label. The chairman of the label and longtime music business baron, Jason Flom, signed her immediately. Within two days, she had completed the deal and was marketed as a world-class artist.Che'nelle worked as a promotions assistant before moving to New York in January after signing a six-album deal with Virgin Records America. In Australia, she is represented by EMI. She performed as the opening act on Kanye West's Australian tour in March 2006.

Her debut album Things Happen for a Reason was released on 25 September 2007 in Japan and 29 October 2007 in Australia.The first single from this album was "I Fell in Love with the DJ" featuring reggae artist Cham. The song was also produced in Bahasa Malaysia with the title of "DJ yang Ku Puja".

Also, She co-wrote Carmit Bachar's single "Fierce".

2008-present: Sophomore Album

Reportedly Che'Nelle is currently recording her sophomore album. Although yet to be confirmed because of the announcement of the single Razor with Grammy Award Nominated R&B Sensation Colby O'Donis has sparked these. The album is rumoured to be released towards late 2009 or early 2010.


Studio albums

Year Album Peak positions Sales and certifications
2007 Things Happen for a Reason
  • 1st studio album
  • 25 September 2007


Year Single Peak positions Album
AUS U.S. Pop FRA Hungary Airplay JPN PORmarker ROmarker SWImarker UK
2007 "I Fell in Love with the DJ" 62 98 30 35 4 33 11 47 36 Things Happen for a Reason
"Hurry Up" 81 76 62 19 15 21 83 67 43
2008 "First Love" (Japan) - - - - 59 - - -
2009 "Razor/Stranger" (featuring Colby O'Donis) - - - - - - - -
2009 "Missing" (Japan) - - - - - - - -

Awards and nominations

Year Award
2008 Japan Gold Disc Award win for Top New Artist.


  2. "Chenelle and Cham - I Fell In Love With The Dj global chart positions and trajectories". Retrieved 15 December 2007.
  3. Hungary Airplay Chart
  4. Romanian Airplay Chart Issue 2/2008
  5. Billboard Japan Hot 100
  6. Billboard Pop 100
  7. ARIA Chart Top 100 Singles Issue #922


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