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Lorine Chia may have taken the long and winding road to her luminous destiny. But soon the world will know her name upon the release of her eclectic and highly anticipated self titled EP produced by Rami Beatz (Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Juicy J). Her deep, velveteen vocals have been praised by top music editors while her contribution to her collaboration with Bad Boy/ Interscope artist Machine Gun Kelly has been called “fabulously rich” by Rolling Stone.
Born in the West African country of Cameroon, Lorine Chia was reared in an environment that instilled the importance of survival skills early on. “Being a child there, you’re raised so much quicker,” she recalls. “Because the main focus is survival and making sure you’re independent. Every morning, you’d have to get up and walk two miles to school.” Spending her early years in Cameroon informed Lorine with a strong sense of self sufficiency and determination that would prove integral in her future. After moving to Baltimore, then Cleveland, and currently Los Angeles Lorine discovered artists such as Coldplay, John Legend, The Cool Kids, and Kanye West.
Exclusively managed by Phillana Williams, the mastermind behind the careers of R&B superstars such as Ciara and Grammy-winning recording artist Miguel, Lorine is undoubtedly on a trajectory to widespread acclaim and success. But for now, her sights are set on converting her past tribulations into triumph, starting with her new EP. While she’s aware of the rivers she’s had to cross and the struggles she’s overcome, she has gained clarity about their purpose and inherent value. And now more than ever, she understands that they’re responsible for the radiant star she’s bound to evolve into. It’s apparent that before all’s said and done, Lorine Chia will be one of the most vaunted artists of 2015.