Born to parents of mixed heritage in a quaint and little-known village in Malaysia, Che'Nelle came of age in the vibrant city of Perth, Australia, honing her craft within the karaoke scene. While still working on her self-produced demo in her excruciatingly modest bedroom studio, Che'Nelle uploaded her recordings on to her now renowned myspace page and, amidst the countless hits on the page, her now manager - radio veteran and club DJ of 17 years - Sir Charles Dixon, stumbled on what was too good to be true. The rest was and is history in the making. After catching the attention of various industry notables, Che'Nelle set out to record her debut album Things Happen For A Reason, for Capitol Records. Either writing or co-writing every song on the record, the spunky vocalist serves up a hell of a gumbo platter chockfull of rug cutters to ditties of the cherubic hue. An exuberant songstress of entrancing yet accessible proportions, the twenty-three year old American transplant simply cannot be marginalized and indeed refuses to be defined. She relishes country music but breathes R&B; she is a student of dancehall but has a degree in pop. The true definition of a genre-buster, it's only natural then that the tunes on her debut are every bit as motley as her lineage, personality, musical taste and upbringing.