Pretty Melanin



Chereandra Blakley, better known as Pretty Melanin, was born November 6th,1991 in New Orleans. Louisiana. She started singing in True Liberty Church at the age of 4. In 2005, at the age of 13, she relocated to Texas after the devastating hurricane Katrina hit the city. Pretty Melanin attended school in Fort Worth Texas and was in varsity choir all 4 years of high school. Her choir instructor, Jewell Kelly at O.D Wyatt called her “Big Country” for her big and strong soprano voice.

After high school, she took a break from music due to becoming pregnant and losing her mother in 2020 to COVID, as well as other health issues. She also started turning to music for therapy and getting through the day.

As soon as she felt ready, Pretty Melanin released her first single, entitled “Come See You.” After performing live for the first time in 2021, she released her debut album entitled “First Chapter” to the world. The album’s release caused her to gain name recognition around the city because of its singles “Crazy,” “Used,” and “Rain Drip.” She has had the opportunity to perform in Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth, as well as to be a featured artist on projects by other artists in the city.

In 2022, she was nominated for both Best Female Artist and Most Wanted Artist.

Pretty Melanin is humbly inspired by many different artists in all different genres, even musical movies like “The Five Heartbeats,” and the TLC biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” She enjoys listening to artists such as Jazmine Sullivan, Summer Walker, Coco Jones, Queen Naija, and Kim Burrell as well as a few local artists.

Pretty Melanin’s musical style is very soulful and original. Her sound is very unique. It is a mixture of grown and sexy, yet authentic and motivating throughout life’s lessons and determination. She has been more focused than ever in 2022, and her hard work has paid off, because she is now signed to Rich Nation Entertainment/Sony Music and is ready to take advantage of the opportunity to network and let the world know who Pretty Melanin really is.

With this new opportunity, she is on a mission to make both her mom, and son, Khalil proud. She is very grateful and excited for what the future holds.

Pretty Melanin strives to be a household name as an artist that is impossible to forget.

Follow on Social Media

Official Website: Not Yet Available