Chimére, the Singer, Songwriter, and Actress, is multifaceted International Entertainer with an extensive history of experience in the industry. A native of Atlanta, Ga, she began her journey as a child and her eclectic musical style and mass appeal now transcend barriers of age, race and genres, allowing her to flow in a variety of formats anywhere from R&B/Jazz vocalist or Pop/Rock performer to soulful Gospel psalmist. She made her first mark when featured on Ludacris’ first major label debut Word of Mouth and from there went on to collaborate with several other major label artists.
She has performed and been featured with a variety of artists such as Lyle Lovette, Outkast, Johnny Lang and even the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire. Chimére has worked with a host of producers which include Organized Noize and Shondrae Crawford of Bangladesh and toured with India Arie, Anthony David and Sleepy Brown while traveling abroad gracing stages in Sweden, Norway, Spain and various African countries.
As an actress Chimére’s credits continue to grow from lead roles in Broadway musicals “Dream Girls” and “Beehive” to television appearances on “Vampire Diaries, “Greenleaf” and working on set of “The Bessie Smith Story starring Queen Latifah. “My favorite roles are those that allow me to use multiple talents such as singing and dancing.”
After years of honing her craft in the shadows of such wonderfully supportive artists, Chimére was encouraged to use her creative talents to establish an entertainment company in 2003, Southern Chocolate, Inc., and produce her debut album, “Turn Me Up.” which was released in 2007. As Creative Director and Executive Producer, she wrote and arranged all of the songs, with the help of several phenomenal producers and musicians. Through her unique style of expressing the gift of song, this awesome songstress delivers moving performances that touch the heart, mind and soul of her audience. When she is not touring you may catch her featured with various Atlanta based bands or starring in and producing her own original musical productions. If you were to ask Chimere what is her greatest motivation she would reply,
“I want to be the light I want to be remembered for at least trying to make the world better. I want to be bigger than me.”