Tessanne Chin

"The Voice" Season 5 Finale

Chin in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Tessanne Amanda Chin

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Date of Birth: 20 September, 1985

*father – Chinese, Cherokee Native American
*mother – Jewish, African-Jamaican, likely other

Tessanne Chin is a Jamaican-born recording artist. She won season 5 of the show The Voice.

She is the daughter of Christine and Richard Chin. Her parents were in a band, The Carnations. Her sister is singer, songwriter, and dancer Tami Chynn (Tammar Annika Chin). Her father has Chinese and Cherokee Native American ancestry. Her mother is of Jewish, African-Jamaican, and likely other, descent.

She is a cousin of brothers Jay Hall, vocalist and guitarist with UK rockers Grassroutes and The Royal Players, and Leon Hall, a vocalist with ska-fusion act Electrik Custard. Her sister Tami is married to reggae and dancehall deejay Wayne Marshall.

Sources: Daly, Carson (host) (September 24, 2013). “Blind Auditions Premiere, Pt 2.” The Voice. Season 5. NBC

Michella Murphy

black, irish, aisian.

5 Responses

  1. WestIndiangrl says:

    Tessane chin’s parents Are BOTH JAMAICAN Her father chinese jamaican & Her mother is (mixed black & white Jamaican HER FATHER IS NOT chereokee HER FATHER IS JAMAICAN ! NOT AMERICAN !! ALL HER ROOTS ARE FROM JAMAICA SHE HAS NO FAMILY ELSE WHERE !! EXCEPT JAMAICA ! GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT !

  2. marckus says:

    correction : The previous poster is correct it is African Jamaican . Ms. Chln also has Jewish ancestry on her mother’s side. (Her mother’s maiden name was Levy) .

  3. she is not mixed with “African American!!!” its African Jamaican! who is the dunce that write these things?????

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