Charlene is an artist who has touched the world with her haunting vocal style and quality. Charlene got her big break when she recorded a song called "Sweet Sad Clown." It was presented to Motown Records' founder, Berry Gordy, who signed her within a month. It was then that she worked with many of the people she only dreamed of when she was a young girl, people such as Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder, with whom she would later record her second hit single, "Used To Be."
I've Never Been To Me, the classic track, has featured in many movies and television shows, including "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and "Shrek the Third." Now the gay anthem and karaoke favourite is being released as a dance remix.
Charlene writes about her experiences of being signed to Motown and her relationship with 'that' song, which, more than 30 years after its first recording, keeps coming back. Charlene's life is featured in her book "I've Never Been to Me" and she has also written a children's book, "The Life and Tails of Herman the Worm." She is in the process of finishing her suspense novel titled "Oliver's Army: The Book and the Quill."