|Tessanne Chin sings for the Obamas|
The article brought into perspective the fact that both Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood to whom Tessanne refers, along with Fantasia three of the first four Idol winners have combined album sales for more than 30 million in sales and 10 Grammys since appearing on that talent show.NBCs The Voice is yet to produce a star of the magnitude of them. Voice champs have generally had modest album sales.
But as Tessanne Chin acknowledge these facts and establish the precedence of her career she remained focused, "Of course, there's momentum and we want to capitalize on it, but I'm not about to rush this and give my fans and people that have waited so long just something that I've thrown together. I want to give them something that's me," she said. Her album set for a May 27th release features production by Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren; Toby Gad, who's worked with Beyonce; RandB duo Rock City, who've written for Rihanna'; Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson) and One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder, who produced Chin's post-Voice single, "Tumbling down."
Chin says the album will have "an island sway," including reggae elements, and a variety that reflects her personality.
Excerpts: Toronto Star