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 has a sound that 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.
His 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 of his debut album, he was a nominee for the 2nd annual
Carolina Music Awards and the 3rd annual Queen City Awards for R&B male
artist of the year for 2009. One Fantasy has received frequent airplay
in North Carolina on 88.1FM WKNC courtesy of DJ Mir.I.Am and on 104.5FM
WCCG courtesy of DJ Ike G DA with 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 December 2010. His music will take you on a
musical journey as he starts a career of longevity. I introduce to
you....Mr. Chenier...The "Ambassador of R&B"