OLI

OLI

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
SoloR&BPop

Olivia Chisholm has a voice that is one of a kind. Often compared to amazing artist such as Sade, Beyonce, and Aaliyah who happen to be a couple of her musical influences. She uses her tone to captivate and continuously creates her own style and sound in music. ABC's Duets star contestant had the opportunity of a life time performing on stage with major recording artist Robin Thicke who mentored her, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, and Kelly Clarkson. She continues to evlove as an artist.

Biography

American pop and r&b singer-songwriter OLI (OH-LEE), formerly known as "Olivia Chisholm" is of African American and Tongan decent, born to Don and Lorraine Tonga Chisholm on August 29, 1990. Singing since childhood, OLI first discovered her vocal ability by singing along with her favorite artist and attempting to sing each note exactly the way she heard it. Some of her musical influences are known to be Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Sade, Beyonce Knowles, Destiny's Child, Selena, Mariah Carey, Aaliyah & Lauryn Hill.

OLI's musical training began in the 5th grade when she learned how to play the flute. The Charlotte, North Carolina native continued to expand her musical horizons by studying the piano, violin and guitar. Once OLI gained knowledge of each instrument, she began to write her own songs at the age of 11. After graduating from Hopewell High School in 2008, OLI was determined to start the process of becoming a recording artist, and recorded her first song in 2009. Always aware that education came first, OLI wanted to get her college degree before beginning a full time professional singing career, so she balanced writing songs, recording music, and performing at numerous events, with being a full time college student and graduated in May of 2011 with an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts.

Since then, OLI has continued to pursue a career in the music industry and continues to have much success as an independent artist. In 2012, she was a contestant on the reality singing TV shows "Duets" under the mentorship of singer-songwriter Robin Thicke. The memorable experience increased her knowledge of the industry and taught her valuable skills she now uses to enhance her craft. 


On August 29th, 2013 OLI released her first project, an EP titled "Fearless" known for it's unique and sultry tone. She received local recognition for her EP at the 2013  Queen City Awards winning R&B artist of the year. OLI then added 6 songs to her EP and independently released her first studio album titled "Fearless PT. II (Deluxe)" on March 2nd, 2014, winning R&B artist of that year as well. Following the album's release, she put together a concert to help promote the album. In the summer of 2014, OLI auditioned to be apart of the VocalizeU program in L.A and won the scholarship to attend free. After spending the next two years  in the studio recording and figuring out where she wanted to go musically, OLI then released her sophomore EP on her birthday, of 2016. This project was an EP titled "VIRGO", inspired by house and dance music while still tapping into her r&b roots. OLI is currently working on her sophomore album and will be releasing single's to build up to the release, one of the first single's being "Back To Me". 

Lyrics

Fearless

Written By: Olivia Chishom,Montez Dillard

Verse 1:


I'm counting down the seconds 
Boy it's almost time, 
come up wrap your gift baby I'll be your 
surprise. 
Give you my full attention, 
cause you been on my mind
. Put in your favorite color 
Baby tonight you decide. 


Pre-Hook:


I want you again and again
, while the radio drowns out the sound 
from the love that were making. 
Feels so amazing, your chest is where my hair will be laying

.
Hook: 

I wanna be fearless, from kisses. 
I wanna be fearless, I hope your ready. 
Tonight lets be fearless, every minute. 
I wanna be fearless, oh
 I'm letting go come and get it

.
Verse2:


You taken me to the point of no return. 
Follow my instructions 
listen to every word. 
Reach out to me boy don't be scared 
to let go. 
Remote control me and I'll put on a show
. Sure you can give me more than I can handle, 
keep it right there don't change the channel.
 

Pre-hook

:
I want you again and again 
while the tv drowns out the sound from the love that were making. 
My body shaking 
I just wanna lay here in your arms for days

 
Hook



Bridge:

Fearlessness of your energy, is what my body needs, 
seductively taking over me. 



Hook

Discography

Fearless PT.II (Deluxe) -Album [released March 2, 2014]

Fearless -Single 

Level ft. S Dub- Single

Old School Cadillac-Single

Virgo- EP [released August 29th]


Set List

OLI SHOW 


1.FEARLESS

{INTRODUCTION}

2.LEVEL 

3. THINKING ABOUT YOU 

4. COVER - AALIYAH - ONE IN A MILLION

5. I WANT MORE 

6. OVERDOSE 

7. COVER - PRINCE- BEAUTIFUL ONES 

8. CLIMAX

9. PARADISE

10.COVER - BEYONCE - ALL NIGHT 

11.COVER - BOB MARLEY - IS THIS LOVE 

12. OLD SCHOOL CADILLAC 

13. BACK TO ME