Introducing gospel singer Charmin Blake

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Hailing from the parish of Clarendon gospel singer Charmin has had a love for music from as far back as she remember. She began singing at an early age in church and it was not surprising that after finishing high school she gave her life to the Lord and was baptised in the New Testament Church of God. There she got involved in various groups, taught Sunday School and was a choir director for the adult and children choirs.

“It was through this I gained the opportunity to sing at most churches in the community, at gospel concerts and weddings,” she shared.

In June 2004, Charmin migrated to Connecticut in the States there she joined the Triumphant Church of God under the leadership of Bishop Joel Willis. With a passion for ministry she became an active member of the church, ministering, singing and directing various choirs.

With her heart set on making it into the gospel music arena as a singer she entered the Caribbean Gospel Song Competition in 2007 and won with the re-mix of a popular song: Hold My Hand by Glacia Robinson.

That win gave her the exposure she needed and also took got her singing career off to a flying start.
She later released three singles I Am, Hold My Hand and One Touch. Charmin told Chat! that the songs skyrocketed, her singing ministry in the United States with more and more requests coming for her to be on gospel events. Last year August, she did a combination single with Delingo entitled Pray On which “hit the airwaves like a bang”.

“My life dramatically changed with the radio and television interviews, which created a great demand for concerts, church funcions and political events. The outer State events came rolling, places like Boston and New York.

But for Charmin the biggest thrill for her was returning to her homeland, Jamaica to minister. She did this at the Gospel Vibes Radio road show launch during the St Bess gospel celebration.
“To minister to my people gave me a feeling I have never felt before and to receive so much love from them is a feeling I will never forget.”

Charmin says she returned to Connecticut with a new love and greater appreciation for the music ministry.
Charmin recently released her album Singing Glory and she is encouraged by the response it has been garnering.
“The album is all about giving Glory to God for all His wonderful works. My hope is that as people listen, the words will touch their hearts and bring about a difference.”