Born in 1994 and raised in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, singer Chelley first surfaced in 2009 with the breakout single "Took the Night," a brash and powerful club banger.
The song was a viral hit and quickly led to her signing with Ultra Music. Still a teen, Chelley followed the song with several lesser singles, but it would be several years before her next big move, a Ricky Blaze-produced single called "Take Ya Money" that shifted toward a more reggae-informed take on her R&B/hip-hop hybrid. This island pop style continued on her 2017 single "Love Sick" as she continued working toward a debut EP, slated for release sometime late that year. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi