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EDITORS’ NOTES

On her first album in 11 years, Charlene “Tweet” Keys’ remarkably dulcet voice remains a thing of wonder. She lilts softly as she celebrates a lover on “Magic” as “the best thing since ice cream,” and whispers seductively as she and a backing band weave the simmering soul rapture of “‘Priceless.” For “Somebody Else Will,” the singer reunites with mentor Missy Elliott. Their duet is a throwback to ‘90s R&B—a sampled loop and drum machine beat backing the timeless warning that if you don’t love them right, “somebody else will.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her first album in 11 years, Charlene “Tweet” Keys’ remarkably dulcet voice remains a thing of wonder. She lilts softly as she celebrates a lover on “Magic” as “the best thing since ice cream,” and whispers seductively as she and a backing band weave the simmering soul rapture of “‘Priceless.” For “Somebody Else Will,” the singer reunites with mentor Missy Elliott. Their duet is a throwback to ‘90s R&B—a sampled loop and drum machine beat backing the timeless warning that if you don’t love them right, “somebody else will.”

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About Tweet

In 2002, the successful duo of Missy Elliott and Timbaland presented soulful vocalist and songwriter Tweet (Charlene Keys), who had appeared on alongside Elliott on "Take Away" (a single also featuring Ginuwine from Miss E...So Addictive) and "X" (an album track from Ja Rule's Pain Is Love). Tweet's debut, Southern Hummingbird, featured production by Timbaland and vocals by Elliott, most notably on the lead single, "Oops (Oh My)." The single became an overnight hit, and a remix for the song featuring Fabolous garnered even more spins on urban radio, helping her cross over to the rap audience and setting the stage for her album's awaited release date. It's Me Again followed in 2005 and, like the debut, reached number two on the R&B chart, but it lacked staying power; its biggest single, "Turn da Lights Off," barely managed to scrape the R&B Top 40. After an unproductive stint with Umbrella Recordings, Tweet reappeared in 2013 with a low-key EP, Simply Tweet, and finally issued her third album, Charlene, on the eOne label in 2016. ~ Jason Birchmeier

  • ORIGIN
    Rochester, NY
  • GENRE
    R&B/Soul
  • BORN
    Jan 21, 1972

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