Dominique Cerejo is an Indian female playback singer. She is best known for “Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein” from Rock ON!!. She made her debut in Indian music industry in early 90’s as a background vocalist for “Tadap Tadap Ke” and title track of “
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
”Dominique did her Bachelor of Commerce from Poddar College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She married her college friend
. Clinton also works in Indian music Industry and sung many soundtracks alongside Dominique.
Dominique always loved singing. She used to participate in the competitions held in Church of her locality and later took singing classes to develop her skills. In her early days, she used to sing in advertisements jingles.
She sang various tracks as a background singer and she finally got her first break when
noticed her voice while doing one of the Advertisement Jingles. After that lucky encounter, she was given an opportunity to sing the title track of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Dus.
Though the movie was put on the shelf due to the death of director Mukul Anand, she kept on singing many tracks for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and while doing so she got to associate with other well respected and famous composers like A.R. Rahman,
She has sung almost 30 Bollywood soundtrack albums, associating with AR Rahman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Vishal Bhardwaj and Pritam Chakraborty. She also sang soundtracks in many other languages and in various film industries such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. She also performed many soundtracks in many movies.
“Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein” in Rock On (Hindi), “Thendrale” in Kadhai Desam (Tamil), Prema Desham (Telugu),”Over n’ Over” in Anarkali (Malayalam) and Pray for me Brother (English). Pray for Me Brother is a single track by Indian composer A.R. Rahman featuring Blaaze. This song was the first English song that A.R. Rahman sang.
This song was released in 2007. In Pray for me Brother, Dominique was a background vocalist accompanied by Vivienne Pocha, Hrishikesh Kamerkar and her husband Clinton Cerejo.
She also sang as a background vocalist in MTV Coke Studio. Zamana Kharab, Man Patang Mast Malang are some of the song of Coke Studio she lent her voice too and played them beautifully.
Her struggle finally paid off when her name came to the surface of Music Industry after singing “Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein” in Rock ON!!. The song was super hit and opened the door of success for her. She won Mirchi Musical Award for Best Playback singer-Female for “Yeh tumhari Meri Baatein”. She was also Nominated for following Awards.
- Star Screen Awards for best Playback Female-“ Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein- Rock On (2008)
- Stardust Award for New Musical Sensation- “Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein”-Rock ON!! (2008)
- Apsara Award for the Best Female Playback Singer- “Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein”-Rock ON!! (2008)