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Claudette Peters

Claudette Peters, OH (born 9 August 1979) is an Antiguan soca and soul singer-songwriter. Peters is best known as Antigua's "Soca Diva" and was the lead vocalist for the Taxik Band.[1][2] Claudette has multiple Jumpy and Groovy Party Monarch crowns in which she won from the annual Antigua Carnival's Party Monarch Competition to justify her claim to fame.[3]

Claudette Peters
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Background information
Birth name Claudette Peters[1]
Also known as CP
Born (1979-08-09) August 9, 1979 (age 38)
St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Genres Soca, reggae fusion, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002 – present
Associated acts Machel Montano, Torsten Stenzel, WCK

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Early lifeEdit

Peters started singing in Church at the age of nine, and also sang in her schools’ choir. She considers her years as a member of the Anglican Cathedral Youth Choir as her training ground and among her most rewarding experiences.[4] Claudette started her career singing in hotels. After, debuting with “Ken Phoenix and Company” she moved on to be the lead female vocalist for several local bands including Dread & the Baldhead, High Intensity and Da Bhann.[4]

In 1996, Claudette captured the Miss Teenage Pageant title, a feature of Antigua’s annual Carnival celebration. About a decade later, she was elevated by her country and the Queen of England to the title of “Order of The Most Princely Heritage (OH)”.[5]

CareerEdit

Peters first made her mark on the regional and international Soca scene with her hit single "Something's Got A Hold On Me" with Da Bhann in 2002. After which she had a hit yearly for Antigua Carnival's soca competition. Peters eventually left 'Da Bhann' because she felt she could gain more recognition as a solo act.[6] In 2005, Claudette became the first female artist to capture the "Antigua Soca Monarch" title with the song "All I Know" in which her vocals were compared against soca icon Destra Garcia by the public.[6]

Claudette was named “The Best Female Artist” at the First Annual National Vibes Star Project Awards held in Antigua in 2005. She also captured the “Song of The Year” award at the event. Also in 2005, she was named “The Best Soca Artist” at the Twilight Soca Awards for the song All I Know. The following year she was nominated for the Best Female and Gospel Artist at the Second Annual National Vibes Star Project Awards. Later that year, with four International Soca Music Awards nominations, she won home the Best New Female Soca Artist trophy for her song "All I Know" at the International Soca Awards held in New York City.[5]

Claudette dominated the Soca Monarch competition after her "All I know" win in 2005. Peters won the competition 2005-2008 until she voluntary decided not to enter the competition in 2009.[7][8]

2010:Return to Soca Monarch-PresentEdit

Claudette returned to the Soca moarch competition in 2010 and stated “I didn’t realise I would miss it so much,” the year of her return she captured the groovy section of the show with the song "Still Jamming"[9]

Claudette performed at Tempo's 10th annual celebration of its existence in Antigua alongside Christopher Martin, Konshens, Asher Otto, Tian Winter, Ziggy Ranking and Tarrus Riley on January 31, 2015.[10]

Soca Monarch Titles

Groovy Monarch Jumpy Monarch
2007- Go Claudette Go 2005- All I Know
2008- Carnival Day 2006- Make Waves
2010- Still Jamming 2007- Showtime
2011- Werk It 2008- Bring it on
2015- Nasty

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions
US CAN
"Something Got to Hold on Me" 2002
"All I Know" 2005
"Make Wave" 2006
"Showtime" 2007
"Go Claudette, Go" 2007
"Bring It On" 2008
"Still Jamming" 2010
"Work It" 2011
"No Tomorrow" 2012
"Belong to A Flag" 2013
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

InfluencesEdit

Claudette's musical inspirations are drawn from Lauryn Hill, Alison Hinds, Machel Montano amongst others.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Claudette Peters". Facebook. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Claudette Peters - Search Antigua - Caribbean Island Guide". Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Official Website of Antigua Carnival". Antiguacarnival.com. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Claudette Peters". Last.fm. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Claudette "CP" Peters (OH)". Thelineup.vioutlet.com. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "The Trinidad Guardian -Online Edition Ver 2.0". Legacy.guardian.co.tt. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Antigua Carnival". Antiguanice.com. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Official Website of Antigua Carnival". Antiguacarnival.com. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://antiguaobserver.com/claudette-looks-to-regain-soca-crowns/
  10. ^ "Antigua & Barbuda Love Connection". www.tempo.com. Tempo. Retrieved 20 January 2015.