The Evolution of Cherrelle

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What’s in a Name?

Born Cheryl Week Norton in 1958 in Los Angeles, CA, Cherrelle is the cousin of singer Pebbles of LaFace Records fame. Norton got her stage name thanks to a former boss at her bank job who used to yell, “Cher—relle, you’re late!”

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