In a conversation with Billboard, Tweet discusses her personal and musical self-reflection, teaming up again with  and  and how Twitter has changed the music maker’s grind.


Now Tweet is back with her third album. Simply titled Charlene, her welcome return (released Friday, Feb. 26) is a complex diary, taking listeners back to her gospel roots while showcasing the self-assured woman and artist she has become.


The song spawned a friendship and mentorship for Tweet with Hummingbird producers Timbo and Missy Elliott, but when It’s Me Again did not take off in 2005 the songbird opted for a 10-year hiatus from the music industry.


In 2002, Tweet’s Timbaland-produced hit single “Oops (Oh My)” became an instant classic of the era. Charlene Keys’ church-trained vocals paired with her sensual sass carried her to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart as her debut Southern Hummingbird (released that same year) reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200.


2/29/2016 by Lindsey Sullivan Lindsey Sullivan