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, Rovi

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