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Cherie
     

Cherie

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by Cherie
 
Move over, Celine. There's another dynamic, French-speaking vocalist on the pop music scene. Dubbed Cherie by childhood friends as a term of endearment, the 19-year-old beauty will earn even more praise with her self-titled debut. The punchy, Foreigner-sampled "I'm Ready" is Cherie's first single and was featured in the spirited Lindsay Lohan flick

Overview

Move over, Celine. There's another dynamic, French-speaking vocalist on the pop music scene. Dubbed Cherie by childhood friends as a term of endearment, the 19-year-old beauty will earn even more praise with her self-titled debut. The punchy, Foreigner-sampled "I'm Ready" is Cherie's first single and was featured in the spirited Lindsay Lohan flick Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. The rest of the disc follows suit, with an infectious mix of up-tempo songs, such as the Latin-tinged "Betcha Never," and mid-tempo numbers, such as the country-lite, Corey Hart–penned "My Way Back Home," as well as heart-tugging ballads such as "Fool" and "Older than My Years." Throughout, Cherie's vocals soar and are eerily reminiscent of the dramatic Dion's, particularly on the seductive "Body, Soul, and Heart." On the aforementioned power ballad "Older than My Years," Cherie sings, "Don't let my innocence deceive you / There's more to me than meets the eye." And that statement rings true. The cherub-faced teen possesses powerhouse vocals that belie her age and will keep her in the spotlight for years to come. Anna Powell

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Cherie first made a splash as the featured star of a July 2003 New Yorker profile of Atlantic Records A&R executive
ecord producer Jason Flom, who was convinced that the French teenager was the next international superstar, the next Celine Dion, the next Faith Hill. After that article, all was quiet on the Cherie front for about a half-year, until her first single, "I'm Ready" (then titled "Ready"), appeared on the soundtrack of the Lindsay Lohan comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen in early 2004, and it was another half-year until her anticipated eponymous debut finally was released in August. Clearly, Flom and his colleagues at Lava/Atlantic took their time crafting Cherie's debut, making sure that every song was perfectly chosen, every arrangement was flawless, every note was immaculate. That's both a blessing and a curse for the album, since it is an expertly constructed and recorded album, but one that plays it a little too safe. While it's admirable that Cherie and her producers have chosen to bypass teen pop in favor of the middle of the road, it means that the songs aren't as flashy or hooky as much of the mainstream pop of the mid-2000s. In fact, the songs and the arrangements appear to be vehicles for her voice, which is admittedly very impressive. Unlike most post-Whitney and Mariah divas, Cherie doesn't strain for high notes, nor does she wallow in vocal pyrotechnics; she sings confidently and strongly, never belting out glory notes unnecessarily, which makes the times that she does hit the high notes all the more powerful. Skillful as she is, she's still developing her persona as a singer, and the blandly professional songwriting, as pleasant as it is, doesn't give her the opportunity to develop her own personality on record. Still, this has to qualify as a promising debut, since there are few mainstream adult contemporary pop albums as benignly enjoyable as this in 2004, and Cherie, if not an undeniable star, is a powerful singer who is a pleasure to hear. Hopefully, the next time out, she'll have a record that's a little looser, one that's not overthought and overplanned, one that makes good on her potential.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/2004
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0075678363627
catalogNumber:
83636
Rank:
308809

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Performance Credits

Cherie   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Corey Hart   Background Vocals
Tracie Ackerman   Background Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Luis Jardim   Percussion
Michael Landau   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rhett Lawrence   Bass
Clif Magness   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Paul Moessl   Keyboards
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro   Acoustic Guitar
Greg Wells   Electric Guitar
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Patrick Berger   Background Vocals
Adam Phillips   Guitar,Sitar
Sylvain Quesnel   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Yves Frulla   Piano,Keyboards
Chris Offen   Bass,Guitar
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Jacques Roy   Bass
Jamie Hartman   Acoustic Guitar
Danny Weissfeld   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

David Moss   Executive Producer
Corey Hart   Composer,Producer
Dave James   Composer
Alan Ross   Composer
Steve Diamond   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Rhett Lawrence   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Clif Magness   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Paul Moessl   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming,Representation
Dave Pensado   Engineer
Mark Portmann   Programming
Brian Rawling   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Vocal Engineer
Randy Sills   Executive Producer
Stephony Smith   Composer
Mark Taylor   Producer
Walter Turbitt   Composer
Greg Wells   Arranger,Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jim Watts   Engineer
Steve Lee   Composer
Steve McMillan   Engineer
Patrick Berger   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
Jason Flom   Executive Producer
Doug Shawe   Composer
Tony Bruno   Composer
Chris Brooke   Engineer
Yves Frulla   Programming
Rob Shearer   Engineer
Jeff Haddad   Executive Producer,Representation
Kevin Hughes   Composer
Pablo Munguia   Vocal Engineer
Sacha Skarbek   Composer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Christina Dittmar   Art Direction
Joe Wohlmuth   Engineer
Paul Meehan   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Paul Barry   Composer
Lukas Burton   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Jason Bonilla   Engineer
Jamie Hartman   Composer

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Cherie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great songs and she has a beautiful voice! I bought this for "Betcha Never" but wound up loving the other songs as well. She has a very fresh sound and isn't just another pretty face like Spears or Simpson. This girl can sing.