In fact, it was in Holland where Canela fully dedicated herself to her musical career. She began working as a dancer and backup singing for her mother, while also taking studio session gigs with local Dutch musicians. Canela moved back to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue a professional singing career.
Her debut CD was released on Goodfellas Ent./DreamWorks Records and she recorded the majority of the disc with songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins. Other collaborators on Canela include songwriter/producers Tim & Bob ("It Just Feels Right" and ("One Day"). Lil' Mo, a recording artist in her own right, oversaw "Sponsor (I Need, I Need, I Need)." Canela has a powerful voice and distinctive style that should enable her to have a successful career. ~ Paul Clifford, Rovi