Cherae Leri is an American singer, songwriter, model, and entrepreneur born in St. Louis, Missouri, raised in Houston, TX and now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Launching her entertainment industry career at the tender age of three by modeling and acting, Leri boasts with a little over two decades of experience. Cascading from model and actress to singer and songwriter, she’s honed her creative art over extensive time with persistence, resilience, and the aid of some industry heavy hitters.
Leri has been influenced by artists like Patti Labelle, Leela James and Erykah Badu, whom she met with her mother, a traveling DJ, while attending the Tom Joyner Morning Show at the age of 12. Badu mentored Leri gifting her industry gems and timeless advice. Leri has also worked with the likes of Young Buck, Choppa Zoe, JBAR, Young Lyxx and Chino McGregor.
In August of 2019 she released her debut EP Conscience with her assembled team of musical powerhouses including features from Chino McGregor and Choppa Zoe, engineering from Randy Lanphear and Ashilee Roberts and production from The Giants, Mellow The producer and Chriz Beats. This premier introduced the world to her collective sound, her love for soul music and her sultry tendencies fittingly paired with her distinct airy vocals.
In June of 2020 she released her debut album The Pain That Sex Brings, a featureless offering that incorporates nostalgic, sultry RnB, grown and sexy tendencies and intrepid inclinations amid a medley of soul, hip-hop and alternative genres. The album channels a 1990’s Janet Jackson aura and is imbued in lessons learned, seductive vibes and unapologetic womanhood.