Rockell

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Biography

Rachel Alexandra Mercaldo; born on March 4, 1977, in Staten Island, New York; better known by her stage name, Rockell. She was discovered in a bar while singing along with a recording of "," she was brought to the attention of producer Ewart A. Wilson, Jr., who helmed her 1996 debut single "." After scoring a hit a year later with "," Rockell issued her debut LP, "", on 8371 in 1998. The album included both prior singles as well as "," a duet with freestyle act Collage (4), which was also a hit. Two years later she returned with "", which featured producers like Hex Hector and Tony Moran. Club hit "" was her best-selling single, but it narrowly missed hitting the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album included a cover of Garth Brooks' "," which was also released as a single. Rockell returned in 2005 with a single called "" on her own label. "" and a cover of "" followed in 2007 as Rockell embarked on an American tour with Joe Zangie and other freestyle artists. She released a duet with Joe Zangie, "," in 2009, as well as a cover of Donna Summer's "". After another extended break, Rockell returned in 2012 with a new single, "."