Charmaine Náyade Carrasco (born June 17, 1984), is better known by her mononymous stage name Charmaine, is a Christian pop musician. Her parents are Chilean, but she holds dual Australian and United States citizenship.
Background and early life:
Charmaine was born Charmaine Náyade Carrasco on June 17, 1984 in West Covina, California to Chilean parents Werner and Najee Carrasco (née, González), which is why she holds United States citizenship. However at an early age, her family moved to Sydney, Australia, so she gained Australian Citizenship through naturalization. In addition, Charmaine is an only child.
Charmaine says that artists such as Kate Havnevik, Imogen Heap, Lily Allen, Coldplay just for "anthems in the choruses", Cigaros and Jónsi are who she credits as influences in her music making. Also, she states that she listen to DC Talk, Crystal Lewis and Jaci Velasquez are the musicians and bands she listened to while growing up, and she believes that her music sounds like Rachael Lampa. She says her album Love Reality is simply pure pop music with electronic dance elements.
Her second album received a five star rating from Jesus Freak Hideout's founder John DiBiase.