When one thinks of an artist whose music career spans over three decades, has made stops along world tours in South Africa, the United Kingdom, The Middle East, Asia, Austria, Germany, Holland, France, the US, Nigeria, Ghana, Namibia, Zimbabwe Zambia, and Kenya, and has collaborated with renowned artists like Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Micah Stampley, Lionel Petersen and, in her secular career, Shabba Ranks and Beenie Man – all this while winning multiple awards – then the name has to be none other than Chevelle Franklyn.
The highly respected Chevelle started her journey in music as a teenager when she recorded her first single called “Here I Am.” Having started as a reggae artist, her turning point came during a live concert in 1998 where she was expected to perform “Dancehall Queen” but instead performed the gospel song, “Silver and Gold” by Kirk Franklin. She bravely made the fateful decision to use that moment to announce that she had become a Christian and will be singing and recording gospel music from that point on exclusively.
Currently considered as one of the world’s leading psalmists, Chevelle has enjoyed tremendous success as a Gospel artist, performing at ‘The Experience,’ Lagos Nigeria, where she was the only minister representing the Caribbean at the largest Gospel concert in the world. That event attracted approximately 800,000 people and was hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin.
Chevelle has had a long and outstanding career in music and is still going strong. She is about to release her latest album titled “South Wind Vol. 1,” which was recorded appropriately in South Africa.