Cherine Tanya Anderson is a Jamaican actress and dancehall artist born on September 25, 1984 in Rockfort, East Kingston, Jamaica. She is popularly known for playing the character Serena in the 2003 Jamaican film, One Love. She is the first Jamaican female artist to hit the Billboard Rock charts featured on the song “Say Hey, I Love You” with Michael Franti & Spearhead.
She began her acting career in the film Dancehall Queen (1997), playing the role of Tanya. Cherine has worked and performed with popular artistes like Sly and Robbie, Sting, Wyclef Jean, Bootsy Collins, Jimmy Cliff and others. She contributed to several Independent Online Distribution Alliance compilation releases prior to the success of her January 2006 single, “Good Love”.
In 2006, she collaborated with Chuck Fenda on the single, “Coming Over”, which rose to No 1 on the Jamaican charts, and remained on the Top 30 for 26 weeks. She also collaborated with Britney Spears on the Sly and Robbie remix of “Piece of Me”. She made her directorial debut in 2007 when she directed the video for “Kingston State of Mind”.
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In late 2007, Anderson collaborated with Michael Franti and Spearhead on their All Rebel Rockers album. She was also featured on the single “Say Hey (I Love You)”, as well as the tracks “Sound System” and “Little Bit of Riddem”. In 2008 through 2009, Anderson toured extensively with Franti and Spearhead as their opening act in North America, Australia and Europe.
She has toured with artists such as John Mayer (Battle Studies North American Tour (2010)), Counting Crows, Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie, Augustana among others. Cherine performed at three events (The Green Ball, The Inaugural Peace Ball, Rock The Vote/Calvin Klein Inaugural Party) to commemorate President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Anderson’s first official product, The Introduction-Dubstyle EP, was released in March 2009. The EP included reggae chart toppers such as “Shine On Jamaica”, “Talk If Yuh Talking”, “Kingston State of Mind”, “Shine on Jamaica” and “Coming Over Tonight”.