Classically trained and claiming multiple genres of music as her own, Chelsea’s range moves between Classical and Jazz, R&B and Blues, and takes you on a journey visiting the eras of Billie Holiday, Donny Hathaway, Bob Marley, and Mariah Carey. This young vocalist possesses a voice that moves you.
Self produced and clear with her musical direction, Chelsea independently released a promotional CD with a selection of songs by Etta James, Billie Holiday and a few Reggae legends which resulted in the sale of 40,000 units in Toronto, and demand for her disk as far away as Asia. Not one to disappoint fans, Chelsea released her debut single, “Over You” which has sold 9,000 units and counting. While speaking to Marion Rodrigues from G98 FM, Chelsea said “music is my passion; it’s my heart and my love. I don’t do anything else but music so when I sing, the fans get all of me!”
Fans enjoy the young stars voice and lyrics so much, she has enjoyed lengthy residencies at #1 on several charts due to their votes. Chelsea is solidified as one of Canada’s brightest talents.
Born and raised in Canada, and of Jamaican parentage, Chelsea’s relationship with music began as early as age two when she began to talk. Her Mom and Manager, Karen Stewart, was immediately supportive of Chelsea’s talents, nurtured by exposure to multiple genres. Building on the success of her promotional CD, and the success of her single “Over You,” Chelsea will release her debut EP ‘The Only One’ via iTunes and in hard copy format on April 28th, 2015.
Adult Contemporary in sound, the disc shows the world the range of Chelsea’s reach, and has been heralded by Tony Carr from WPFW 89.3 FM as being ‘a mature sound from a young talent,’ while Sir Daddy D from the UK’s Reggae 4 Us calls the EP ‘a work of sonic art that will be embraced by all people from all walks of life!’
Receiving standing ovations at local jazz festivals and on the international stage in countries such as France and Hong Kong, this young powerhouse has been an opening act for various artists, including R&B artist Mario, and Reggae super star Beenie Man. To close out the summer of 2014, Chelsea opened the stage for Superstars I-Octane, Marcia Griffiths, Pinchers, Sanchez and Luciano – a tall order to fill on the most prestigious Reggae stage, the Montreal International Reggae Festival!
Alumni of the Regional Arts Program at Mayfield Secondary School, Chelsea Stewart continues her studies in music and the arts at The Jazz Program at Humber College. She's sung for and shared the stage with two legends in their respective genres, Stevie Wonder and Bobbie McFerrin, and left all in attendance amazed that such a voice can come from a tiny frame.
With support from leading radio jocks in all markets around the world, and a growing fan base of loyal listeners, Chelsea is sure of her success. Listeners can’t hear her lyrics and music enough to satisfy their desire for such a sweet voice!
A star is born, introducing Ms. Chelsea Stewart!