- 10:25 AM, Feb 25
Tessanne Chin came from a musical family. Born September 23, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica, she was introduced to music at the very early age. Her mother played trumpet and her father played drums in a band called The Carnations, while her older sister Tami Chynn was a singer. The family has a recording studio at their home in Jamaica.
She started performing at 6 with Cathy Levy's "Little People and Teen Players Club", one of Jamaica's top performing arts schools. She then moved to England when she was 12. Upon her return back home, she joined Jamaican rock band Miles High and eventually went on a tour for three years with Jimmy Cliff.