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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 January 1971Rochester, New York, USA
Birth NameCharlene Keys
Nicknames Tweet
Freakyman
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charlene Keys, was discovered by then young and unknown Missy Elliott after winning an open audition for Elliot's all-girl group called "Sugar". Missy was a talent like no one had ever seen, and by 1997 she had made it with her chart-topping debut album. Charlene was working with the girl group, that Missy had left out, and was signed into many contracts that kept promising an album, but never came through. Instead the girls were left in a limbo where they weren't permitted to work on any other projects, but couldn't really put any work into the current project either. She was depressed and ready to give up on her dreams. Charlene finally abandoned the project, miserable and penniless, she fled to her parents place in Panama City, Florida and began making preparations for dealing with a life outside the music industry. But fate stepped in exactly one day before Charlene's planned suicide. Giving herself one more day to live, she got a call from Missy Elliott who begged her to do background vocals on her "So Addictive" album. Charlene was re-energized and eager to get back into music. Finally in 2001, at age 30, taking in her childhood nickname "Tweet", her album "Southern Hummingbird" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B charts, and its first single "Oops (Oh My)" shot to the top ten. A second hit followed in 2002 with "Call Me".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marion Mageo

Spouse (1)

? (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

The singer picked up a guitar in Missy's studio one day and began to sing an acoustic version of "Motel". Her impromptu audition impressed Missy so much, she had her bring the very same guitar to an encore performance for Elektra Chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone.
First car was a Land Rover.
Has one daughter, Tashawna
Graduated with 4.0 GPA at the age of 28 from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA. Began Traveling the world as a singer and writer, which took him away from high school.
Song on Beauty Shop Soundtrack starring Queen Latifah "Whole Lotta Love" Written by Raphael Brown, Marcus Boyd, G. Baillergeau Performed by Golddiggez Courtesy of Wut Shawan Ado Entertainment.
Lives in Atlanta, Georgia. [January 2004]

Personal Quotes (3)

To guarantee pay you have to do the work. Once success is attained, teach others to fish. Then they can eat forever as you will.
Everything happens for a reason. I think all the experiences, even the unpleasant ones, have made me stronger. You have to suffer sometimes in order to gain anything. I know there's a time and place for everything in this life.
I've been Tweet since I was a little girl". "It's a nickname. Everybody in my family now wants to claim that they named me that. No one knows why. It's been Tweet forever though.

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