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Profile: Trailblazing Toronto artist Charmaine is championing women empowerment through her music

The "BOLD" rapper and eye-candy aesthete is adding vivacity through her music that brushes through themes of self-confidence, self-empowerment, body positivity and acceptance.

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Signed to Warner Music Canada, Charmaine has earned her major label deal through an uncompromising belief of herself, talent, and reverberating this undertones through her sound, aesthetic and personality.

"I make music that makes women feel confident and bold, like that b*tch" she dictates to REMIXD Mag.

Her highly esteemed music, vibrant style, and in-your-face visuals seen in her music videos such as "BOLD", "DOUBLE DUTCH", "WOO!" and her latest release, "BBM" are tokens for each and everyone to borrow some confidence from as she hopes to inspire her fans and listeners to be progressive and unperturbed in being their true selves in any given circumstance.

"I want them to know that you can do whatever you want and be whoever unapologetically."

From realizing her music talents early as a teen, she was scooped by Warner Music Canada, and now she sits down with Remixd Mag to share some developments on her second full-length LP, Hood Avant Garde 2.

Check it out below:

What city are you from/ Where are you based now?

I am from Toronto.

What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?

My artist name is my real name, Charmaine. I chose to go by my name because no one could be me but me.

How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

I would describe my sound as very energetic, bold and multi-versed.

What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?

Music gives me an outlet for my emotions. I am inspired by the different things I’ve gone

through in my life.

Who are some of your main musical influences?

Some of my musical influences are artists like Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown

and Queen Latifah.

Tell us the name of the project you are currently promoting? What inspired this project?

Hood Avant-Garde 2 as well as the single to the 2nd album. My inspiration behind this album is woman empowerment, I make music that makes women feel confident and bold, like that b*tch.

Date that this project dropped or is set to drop?

Hood Avant-Garde 2 is set to drop Spring 2022.

What is this project about in your own words?

It’s about giving my supporters a look into who I am and what I stand for. Hood Avant-Garde 2 gives me a chance to explore my style.

What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the

lookout for? Include some dates if you have them.

I am currently working on Hood Avant-Garde 2 as well as a few other projects that are to be


What message do you hope fans take away from your music and from this project?

I want them to know that you can do whatever you want and be whoever unapologetically.

Where can we follow you on social media? Include links.

You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat

 Instagram: @__iamcharmaine


 Twitter: @___iamcharmaine https://mobile.twitter.com/___iamcharmaine

 Snapchat: iamcharmaine https://www.snapchat.com/add/iamcharmaine

Watch "BBM" Music Video here: