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It is not an overnight thing says Tessanne Chin

In an interview with Toronto Star, Tessanne Chin cautioned that transitioning from a TV talent show winner to a super star will not be an overnight thing.

Tessanne Chin sings for the Obamas
On her recent visit to Canada last week where she received a Luminary Award at the Weekend University of the West Indies benefit gala, Season 5 winner of NBCs The Voice, Tessanne Chin, told the Toronto Star that her journey from TV talent show winner to recording star will basically be a well thought through process, "I look at people like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood; it was not an overnight thing," she said "I am not going to take on that pressure of, oh! is she going to be the one?"  If I can wake up and do what I'm doing and be happy, put food on my table and make you happy by doing it, that's success to me.  I'm not going to measure it in just sale.  I can't" she concluded.

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