"Cha~Cha" Figueroa
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"Cha~Cha" Figueroa

Los Angeles, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

Los Angeles, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
Band R&B Latin

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"Cleveland artist donates for HIV awareness"

"Melissa “Cha Cha” Figueroa is more then a singer, she is an artist. Figueroa uses her art not only to express herself, but to fight HIV through prevention awareness and education." - HispanicOhio.com


"The Midwest Latina Superstar!!"

That is the only phrase that comes to mind after watching this young lady perform.Who you ask - Cha~Cha -with her new hit Click Grind -the bass heavy Latin /reggae club jam is taking many markets by storm gaining over 120 spins. Cha~Cha stage performance complete with background dancers and guest appearances is like watching a taping of a music video. - Intro Magazine


"Melissa Figueroa is a well crafted artist in every sense of the word."

"Melissa Figueroa is a well crafted artist in every sense of the word. Listeners can't help but notice how her songs are finely polished in every aspect of the song. Of Melissa I say that her music skills our of the finest obtainable. I would easily give this artist a five star rating".

--Airomee Wind-- - 98.2 FM Smooth Jazz


"March Madness"

"Figueroa, on the other hand, layers her smooth, sexy vocals over slickly produced tracks of romantic dance-pop tunes. "Crush" and "Love4U" wouldn't be out of place amidst Mariah Carey and Rihanna, while "Click Grind" is an engaging come-on, with its Latin/hip-hop vibe enhancing her cooing vocals." - Cleveland Scene Magazine


"Cleveland Music"

"Melissa "Cha~Cha" Figueroa's debut album was released worldwide today via iTunes, and Amazon. Also known in cleveland as Lady Cha~Cha, she is one of the most sought after artist in the city for performances and collaborations..." - Call& Post


Discography

SINGLES:

Click Grind - April 2008

Pressure - November 2008

Waiting - December 2009

Dimelo - February 2010

EPs:

Click Grind EP - April 2008

ALBUMS:

Euphoria - May 22, 2009

Mixtape & Album Features - 10+

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Bio

The sound of music coming from a Spanish guitar serenaded this songbird into the world. Born as Melissa Figueroa, she was given the name Cha~Cha because whenever she hears a pulsating rhythm she immediately begins to dance.  Coming from the hard streets of W. 25th projects of Cleveland, Ohio, this Latin star was surrounded by many family musicians and singers that taught her much about her Puerto Rican rhythmic roots,
Cha~Cha enrolled in Cleveland’s prestigious Karamu House at the age of 9. She began to hone her skills in singing, acting, and dancing. She continued to stay pro-active within her community providing her humanitarian efforts and musical performances to raise funds for various Community organizations and local political constituents. Becoming a community sought after vocalist, she expanded to surrounding states of VA, D.C., and Baltimore providing vocals for various artists and numerous projects.

In 2004, Cha~Cha wooed one of the most famous judging trios known in America: Randy, Paula, and Simon with guest judge L.L. Cool J. She went to Hollywood as one of Ohio’s top finalist for American Idol. Making it to the Top 24 Finalist on the show, Cha Cha began to tour nationally and internationally as an independent artist.
Cha~Cha signed an independent record deal with Visible Lyrics Record Company in 2007. The label released her first single “Click Grind”. The single was coupled with an instructional and music video which opened the door to a worldwide fan base gaining over 300,000.  Her anticipated debut album “Euphoria” came out with a smash! Recording songs with Multi-Platinum & Grammy award-winning producer "Yonny" who's worked with various artists such as Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Missy Elliott, and Lil’ Wayne.  After releasing her debut album in 2009, Cha~Cha kept her fans entertained for years to come.
Cha~Cha and her label decided in 2014 to take her talents into the Latin Funk & Soul arena. She moved her career efforts to the L.A. and Harbor City areas of California. It was there that Cha~Cha connected with 5x Grammy award winning Producer-Engineer “Devine Evans” (Jennifer Lopez, Pharell, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and more ) on various music concepts and projects. Devine says,  "If I had to describe Cha~Cha's vocal ability I would have to say she is the Latin Chaka Khan." Building not only her musical base, this Latina also built her community service efforts as she worked behind the scenes as a hidden gem.
In 2018,  Visible Lyrics Record Company in a conglomerate effort with ARCH 1 Entertainment CEO Howard Scott Jr. ( son of the legendary founder and original lead member of the band known as “WAR”) take charge in what is going to be the next big thing. Cha~Cha is ready to claim the title as Queen of Latin Funk-Soul.