Neneh Cherry









Neneh Cherry

, born on March 10, 1964, in Stockholm, Neneh Marianne Karlsson Cherry is a Swedish born singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ, and sometimes a broadcaster. She was born as Neneh Marianne Karlsson and was raised by her stepfather, Don Cherry. She lived the early years in Hassleholm, a small Swedish town. She began performing when she dropped out of school and moved to London at the age of 14. She joined a punk rock band there known as The Cherries. She moved on to other groups such as New Age Steppers, The Slits, and Rip Rig & Panic, and later, Float Up CP. Her mother is an artist. Her father was a drummer. Don Cherry was a musician and the family accompanied him on his tours in Europe and North America. Neneh mixed hip hop with other types of music to get her own special blend. She has gained a medium amount of success with several of her recordings. She has released four albums. They were Raw Like Sushi (1989), Homebrew (1992) Man (1996, and Laylow (2006).

In 1984, Neneh, along with her husband, Bruce Smith, gave birth to their first daughter, Naima.Neneh divorced Bruce in 1984. In 1990 Nenah married Cameron McVey, a producer.They were married in 1990 and together they have two daughters, Tyson, and Mabel. Cameron and Neneh are in a group CirKus together and also do British acts together. Cameron co-wrote, Raw Like Sushi. The family moved around quite a bit but ended up in Nenehís hometown living in her made over school they turned into a home.

In 2004, Neneh became a grendmother when her daughter, Naima gave birth to a son, Louis Clyde Flynn Love. Nenehís single, Buffalo Stance, was an international hit and she caused a lot of controversy when she performed the song on the UK television show, Top of the Pops while she was 7-8 months pregnant. She included the gyrating choreography as well which was what caused the controversy. Buffalo rated number 3 on the U. K. Charts and number 1 on the American Dance Chart. It became one of the biggest club songs in 1988. Other singles that she released in 1988 and 1990 were, Manchild, Kisses On the Wind, Heart, and Inna City Mama. She also made a hit with, Iíve Got You Under My Skin. On her second solo outing, Neneh released Homebrew, as well as Money Love. She received great success with her album on the dance charts with the single, Buddy X and also Trout, which was a duet with Michael Stipe. Neneh was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1990, for the Best New Artist Category, because of her great performance of Buffalo Stance.