Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cha Cha

Cha Cha (born Parris Lynell Fluellen in Detroit, Michigan) is a female rapper\actress from the late 90s. She grew up in Detroit with her mother and twin sisters.

Cha Cha began rapping when she was 10 years old. By the time she was 12 years old, she was writing her own lyrics. During her teenage years, she performed at school functions, parties & local clubs.
Cha Cha caught the attention of manager Wendell White and signed to Noontime Music in Atlanta, Georgia. Noontime Music's distribution deal with Epic Records lead to the release of her debut single, "New Millennium (What Cha Wanna Do)" which peaked at #28 on Billboard's Rap Singles chart in 1999.
During that same year, Cha Cha released her debut album, "Dear Diary" which peaked at #86 on Billboard's Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The follow-up single, "He Likes" didn't appear to make the charts. Cha Cha has appeared on shows such as the BET network's "Teen Summit," "Soul Train," and MTV's "Lyricist Lounge." She has also appeared in magazines such as "Vibe," "Cosmopolitan," "XXL," "Ebony," "Honey," "Right On," and the Source "First Round Draft Picks" roster.

She appeared on the movie soundtrack for "What's The Worse That Can Happen" with the track, "Stickem" and on the "Hav Plenty" soundtrack with R&B group Absoulute and singer Kelly Price on the song, "Heat."

Cha Cha became the spokesperson for the Al Wissam clothing company. She was a radio DJ with Hot 102.7 for Radio One Detroit for 4 years. She is studying as a fashion designer and works as a songwriter\producer for Crown Jewel Music Company, Inc. (which she co-founded.)

Cha Cha has provided vocals for musicians such as Shae Jones, Tash, and Royce 5'9. She has worked with Akon, Big Sean, Bryan Michael Cox, Mario Winans, and J-Dub of Bad Boy Entertainment.

As an actress, Cha Cha has appeared in the films "A Cross to Bear," "This Time," "Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming," and "Office Outbreak." On television, she has appeared in the ABC Family movie, "Christmas Cupid" and the TBS Network series, "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns." She has starred in the plays "Afeni Shakur: In Her Defense," "Soul Kittens Cabaret," and "My Brother Marvin: The Marvin Gaye Story."

To see Parris Fluellen's blog, go to:
http://parrisfluellenacting.wordpress.com/

To see the music video for "New Millennium (What Cha Gonna Do)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXgGWAp0KBo

To see a fan-made video for "He Likes," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR4F8WwK1gU

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