Bio of Chenier J. Wilson
Chenier hails from Queens, NY and now calls Raleigh, NC home. He discovered his gift to sing when he was 5 years old while singing in the church. Chenier continued to use his gift as a young man singing in churches, weddings, and various musical events.
This motivated him to pursue music in high school. Chenier attended The Brooklyn Academy of Music where he studied voice and received a partial scholarship to attend St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC. In college he developed his songwriting, honed his velvet vocal styling and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Chenier also knew he had charisma and a voice to captivate an audience.
Chenier’s sound has drawn comparisons to great vocalists like Brain McKnight and Babyface but he still feel he has a sound of his own. Like many great singers and performers he credits been influenced by some of the greats: Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, R.Kelly and Brain McKnight just to name a few. Chenier is finally on his long awaited career path as a singer, songwriter and performer.
Chenier’s debut smash single One Fantasy, which he wrote and arranged received rave reviews from the Worldwide Songwriter’s Association. The song earned “Song of the Week” for 2 weeks straight with the Worldwide Songwriter’s Association. Chenier was also a top 20 finalist in 2005 Unisong International Songwriter Contest with One Fantasy. Even before the release his debut album, he was a nominee for the 2nd annual Carolina Music Awards for R&B male artist of the year in 2009 as well as a nominee at the Queen City Music Awards for R&B male artist of the year. “One Fantasy” has received frequent airplay in North Carolina and repeated requests upon its release. Chenier is something that the music world has been missing; a fresh and sincere sound. Chenier is currently making appearances, giving interviews, performing, and finishing his debut album titled “Mr. Chenier” scheduled to be released in 2011. Chenier’s music will take you on a musical journey as he starts a career of longevity.
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