Karlie — born in New York and raised with her West Indian family in Trinidad
Moving back stateside at the age of 12, Karlie continued to hone her skills studying voice, music and dance at the Harlem School of the Arts. She also toured with the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company while continuing to model and act. Musically, she began her career working with such noted producers as Commissioner Gordon, Michaelangelo Saulsberry, L.O.S. The Maestro, and Jamaican producer Mickey Bennett to perfect her craft. Karlie has also worked with and learned from the likes of Sean Kingston, Claudette Ortiz from City High, Da Rock, the legendary KRS-1, new hot rapper Hot Dollar, Will.I.Am
, and super producer Lenky responsible for the No. 1 international smash “Get Busy” by Sean Paul. Karlie has recorded remixes to the songs “Hate on Me” by Jill Scott and “Bed” by J. Holiday.
Always striving for more Karlie took an interest in the film industry, learning the in’s and out’s of directing and producing in order to be more well rounded in her music career. She holds a film degree in directing and producing. She has recently wrapped Tri Destined Studios’ feature film “We Are Family” alongside fellow thespians.
Influenced by such greats as Celine Dion, Lady Saw, Shaggy and Bob Marley, Karlie’s focus is now solidly back on her blossoming music career. Performing in Los Angeles at venues such as B.B. Kings and sharing the stage with successful contemporary artists such as Tyrese Gibson and Jamie Foxx,. She is a force to be reckoned with; a young beautiful entertainer who can sing, dance, model, act, write, produce and direct her own music videos and films