Chelsea Berman hails from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. She started performing at the age of 8, and from the beginning her determination to become a professional singer-songwriter became apparent. At the tender age of 22, she has now grown into an accomplished recording artist.
Berman’s debut EP release ‘Better Than Ever’ (2018) exceeded expectations, achieving the iTunes Country Album #4 chart spot. The strength of the release was echoed by being both the highest placed Australian and female artist on release day. During the following 12 months, Chelsea performed with ARIA chart-toppers including Travis Collins, Kirsty Lee Akers, The Viper Creek Band and Kristy James. She also cracked the festival circuit, performing at the Gympie Music Muster, Country at the Camp, Central Coast Country Music Festival and the Great Northern Country Festival.
Whilst she loves performing, Berman is a dedicated songwriter. Over the past three years she has co-written with top Nashville talent including Phil Barton and Jason Duke, as well as Aussie stars Kirsty Lee Akers, Troy Kemp, Melanie Dyer and Matt Scullion. Berman has also signed a publishing deal, inking an agreement with Kobalt Music, as she continues to hone her craft.
On the performance front, January 2019 saw Chelsea become a Toyota Star Maker finalist at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Hot on the heels of this achievement, her fan favourite single ‘Kiss Me Like You Miss Me’ was released and positioned her music up against the best in the business. That track has now seen over 100,000 streams combined and was added to the ‘New Music Nashville’ playlist. It also cracked into the top 10 on the KIX Country Hottest 20 and the Country Music Channel Top 30 (#22). The industry has taken notice of Berman’s growth, and she was rewarded with the 2019 Market the Music ‘Emerging Artist Scholarship’ and an elusive endorsement from Fashion label Racy & Lucky (Lady Gaga, Emily Wurramara & Kirsty Lee Akers).
In 2020, despite the restrictions of lockdown, Berman released her new single ‘Can You Just Not’ that was quickly added to Triple M Country, Kix Country and to high rotation on CMT. The single made its way to the top 20 on KIX Country and was added to Apple Music’s flagship playlist ‘Today’s Country’ where it is one of only a handful of Australian songs. This was another first for Chelsea.
The start of 2021 saw Berman release her newest EP 'Can You Just Not' which quickly rose to the #1 spot on the Itunes Country chart, and was chosen as the featured album on ABC Country. The EP features co-writes with Australian and Nashville songwriters including Phil Barton and Jason Duke, and was produced by Rod McCormack. Given her talent, age and drive to succeed, there is little doubt that we will all be hearing a lot about this unique talent in the future!