R&B singer and songwriter Tweet is best remembered for the sultry 2002 smash “Oops (Oh My).”
• Born Charlene Keys in Rochester, New York, she grew up singing in church. Tweet was her childhood nickname.
• As a teenager in the early ’90s, Tweet was a member of the all-girl trio Sugah, which was part of producer Devante Swing's Swing Mob collective. During the audition, she met Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who would prove instrumental in her later solo success.
• After years of doing backup vocals for Elliott, Tweet released her solo debut album, Southern Hummingbird, in 2002. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
• The album’s Timbaland-produced lead single, “Oops (Oh My)” (featuring Missy Elliott), reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts and became a Top 10 pop crossover.
• Following her 2005 sophomore album, It’s Me Again, Tweet wouldn’t release another project until 2016’s Charlene. She’s been open about suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts during the ten-year hiatus.
BORNJanuary 21, 1972