|Real Name:||Lorine Chia|
|Date of Birth / Age:||,|
|Hometown:||Northwest region, Cameroon|
Lorine Chia was born in Cameroon. She moved to the U.S when she was 6. She has always loved music.
Lorine once said: “Maybe one day I can make my own albums, travel the world and just do what I love doing. I thank God everyday for blessing me with a talent which I will use to reach out to people. I do this because it is indeed what makes me happy. Hopefully people will appreciate my style of music. Don’t really have a preffered genre but mostly its like Alternative haha. They say the sky is the limit but I am way out of this galaxy.”
Lorine Chia was reared in an environment that was instilled with a strong sense of self-sufficiency and determination that would prove integral in her future. At the age of six, Lorine moved to the rough and tumble urban environs of Baltimore, Maryland. While life may not have been a facsimile of the HBO series The Wire, life in Baltimore was not without its unique set of challenges for the young immigrant. “My parents didn’t let me go outside too much,” she says. “I got made fun of in school because of my culture and accent. It was weird. I was confused as to why they were making fun of me.” Instead of succumbing to bullies, Lorine decided to learn the culture of the urban Baltimore community all while embracing her differences. It was then she discovered Baltimore club - a genre of hyperkinetic dance music native to the region.
Taking the next decade to develop her musical attributes, Lorine was inspired by artists such as Coldplay, John Legend, The Cool Kids, and Kanye West. Recalling the moment she taught herself to play the guitar, “That right there started everything,” she reveals. “When I started playing guitar, I found a way to piece together my music. That’s when I started writing actual songs because I found some type of sound to go along with those words I had been writing all along.” Garnering an overwhelming positive response after performing in her high school music class, Lorine had gained the confidence to move full speed ahead with her musical endeavors.
Since then Lorine has gone on to write, produce, and sing along side major artist such as The Game, Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Jim Jones, and more. Fortune 500 company Coca Cola named Lorine artist of the week and featured her on their website dubbing her as “sassy and soulful” and “a star for the future.”
Albums By Lorine Chia
Songs By Lorine Chia
Songs Lorine Chia Featured In
- M.I Abaga - You are like melody, my heart skips a bit ft. Lorine Chia