Charmaine (musician)

Charmaine Náyade Carrasco (born June 17, 1984), is better known by her mononymous stage name Charmaine, is a Christian pop musician. Her parents are Chilean, but she holds dual Australian and United States citizenship.

Charmaine
Birth nameCharmaine Náyade Carrasco
Born (1984-06-17) June 17, 1984 (age 35)
West Covina, California, U.S.
GenresChristian electronic dance music, electropop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002 (2002)–present
LabelsElevate, In:ciite
Associated actsJonathan Thulin
Websitecharmainemusic.com

Background and early lifeEdit

Charmaine was born Charmaine Náyade Carrasco on June 17, 1984 in West Covina, California to Chilean parents Werner and Najee Carrasco (née, González),[1][2][3][4][5] which is why she holds United States citizenship. However at an early age, her family moved to Sydney, Australia, so she gained Australian Citizenship through naturalization. In addition, Charmaine is an only child.

MusicEdit

Charmaine says that artists such as Kate Havnevik, Imogen Heap, Lily Allen, Coldplay just for "anthems in the choruses", Cigaros and Jónsi are who she credits as influences in her music making.[6] Also, she states that DC Talk, Crystal Lewis and Jaci Velasquez are the musicians and bands she listened to while growing up, and she believes that her music sounds like Rachael Lampa.[7] She says her album Love Reality is simply pure pop music with electronic dance elements.[7]

Her second album received a five star rating from Jesus Freak Hideout's founder John DiBiase.[8]

DiscographyEdit

Studio Albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Christ
US
Heat
All About Jesus[9]
Love Reality[8]

EPs

Other appearances

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Christian Songs US Christian AC/CHR
"Dead Come to Life"
(Jonathan Thulin's single featuring Charmaine)
2013 36[14] 1[15] The White Room

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout. "Charmaine Love Reality At My Door Lyrics". John DiBiase. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Carrasco Charmaine. "At My Door (Work ID-880946247)". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Work ID-880946247. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Charmainemusic (June 17, 2012). "Its my birthday today...but..." Charmaine on Twitter. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Charmaine Nayade Carrasco, Born on June 17, 1984 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Carrasco, Werner (December 10, 2008). "Charmaine Carrasco". International Adventist Musicians Association. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  6. ^ DiBiase, Amy; DiBiase, John (April 19, 2010). "Charmaine Interview, Charmaine 2010 Interview". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (January 10, 2014). "Jonathan Thulin; Charmaine". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d Gelwicks, Roger (March 28, 2010). "Charmaine, "Love Reality" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c DiBiase, John (August 10, 2002). "Charmaine, "All About Jesus" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  10. ^ Lassiter, Caitlin Elizabeth (June 12, 2014). "Promising Pop". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved June 14, 2014.      
  11. ^ Gelwicks, Roger (June 15, 2014). "Charmaine, "Love Somebody EP" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 16, 2014.      
  12. ^ Rice, Mark (June 15, 2014). "Charmaine, "Love Somebody EP" Review: Second Staff Opinion". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 16, 2014.      
  13. ^ Andre, Joshua (June 14, 2014). "Charmaine – Love Somebody EP". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved June 16, 2014.      
  14. ^ AllMusic. "Jonathan Thulin | Awards". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  15. ^ Billboard (August 24, 2013). "Christian Hot AC/CHR : Aug 24, 2013". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 17, 2014.

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