2016 CKW LUXE STAR AWARDS
POP STAR AWARD
Chloe Choudhury: A Singing Sensation with a Heart as Big as Her Voice
CKW Luxe is proud to announce that Chloe Choudhury is our honoree for the Pop Star Award. This award recognizes the young people who shine in their talent. Whether they are amazing at art, music, or writing, we want to recognize them.
“My advice is to be a better version of yourself!” – Chloe Choudhury
Smart and vivacious, thirteen-year-old singing sensation, Chloe Choudhury, is the pride and joy of her hometown of Sugar Land, Texas. Currently enrolled in all GT and Pre-AP classes at Dulles Middle School, Chloe is also part of the Duke University TIP Program, which identifies academically gifted kids and provides them with opportunities to support their development. Recently, Chloe was recommended for the internationally renowned Jason Learning’s Student and Teacher Argonaut Program through her science faculty. This program sends selected students to research locations around the world to work side-by-side with scientists and engineers. Chloe and her proud parents, Tanaz and Chesley Choudhury, are waiting in excited anticipation of the reply. Chloe was also recently congratulated as a nationally published poet by the Read3Zero Literacy Council in alliance with the Barbara Bush Literacy Council and was one of only two winners of the council’s Editor’s Choice award for her poem, “Hero,” which she wrote for our men and women in blue.
An awesome speller, Chloe has been a Spelling Bee finalist for three years in a row. She is also a championship swimmer with USA Swimming and a Junior Girl Scout. Chloe loves to hang out with her little brother, Tayte; play bass and piano; participate in horseback riding, specifically dressage and English; and play soccer. A kind and compassionate young woman, Chloe also enjoys volunteering for community events.
Chloe’s grand passions are music and singing, and, she has been singing ever since she could talk. Encouraged to share her voice with the world by her parents, because they believed it had something special, Chloe’s first big performance was at a large wedding in 2013 when she was only ten years old. She was heard by a representative of the minor league baseball team, the Sugar Land Skeeters, who asked her to perform at one of their games. Since then, Chloe has opened for the Sugar Land Skeeters three years in a row. It was during that first performance that she was scouted by an international music producer who invited her to Nashville, TN where she recorded a cover of Katy Perry’s “Roar.” Everything changed for her after that.
Chloe is given numerous opportunities to share her remarkable voice with her community and the world through the many invitations she receives to sing at prestigious events. Often, she is the youngest singer ever invited to perform. For example, she was the youngest singer ever to be selected to open Citizenship Month by the City of Houston and performed in that capacity to over 12,000 enthusiastic participants. On New Year’s Eve, 2014, Chloe opened the NBA Game for the Houston Rockets game and performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Toyota Center. She was only twelve years old and the youngest performer ever to do so. Chloe is also one of the youngest performers ever to open the esteemed Lincoln Reagan Dinner with her rendition of the national anthem, which she followed with “America the Beautiful.”
In November of 2015, Chloe was commissioned to sing at the Cricket All Stars event at Minute Maid Park in Houston where she gave a heartfelt performance of the national anthem to over 30,000 fans. It was her international debut. The event was telecast live to over sixty countries and watched by over 100 million people. The highest compliment paid her that evening was given by the father of Australia’s legendary player, Shane Warne, when he stated, “I have heard hundreds of national anthems over the years, in hundreds of countries, but this girl not only made me hear it… but I felt every bit of it!” High praise, indeed. So impressed with her performance, were the players, that they invited her, via a private charter flight, to accompany them to Los Angeles to do it again. Unfortunately, due to her previous commitments, she wasn’t able to.
Chloe was also honored to open the Houston Community College (HCC) Aspire gala at the Junior League in Houston in May of 2014 and to open the American Public Health Association (APHA) gala and the Mental Health gala for Fort Bend that same month. She was the sole performer at the latter, and sang “Let it Be” by the Beatles as well as “We Are the World.” In March of 2015, she participated in the ICC-India House gala. In May of that same year, she performed at the celebration to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the United Way’s affiliate agency, The Alliance for Multicultural Refugee Services, and the day after, she performed at The Ovarian Cancer Foundation Ovarcome gala. She was also honored to serve as Junior Ambassador for both these organizations as well as for the Miss Amazing national organization, which celebrates the achievements of girls and young women with disabilities.
In her own words, Chloe wants “ … to be a world changer, but I have to better and change myself to reach for the goals I set and in turn I want to inspire other children who will someday, themselves change the world. Right now, I am changing the world one person at a time, by involving myself with causes that shine a light on important issues and encouraging my friends to focus on and follow their dreams. We are all unique and each of us has the power to invoke something great in our lives …”
Chloe has a very good start on realizing her dream of changing the world through her performing and her civic mindedness, and, judging by the number of awards and accolades she has received, there are many who share that point of view. They include: numerous Congressional Certificates from Washington D.C., Certificates of Recognition from the City of Sugar Land and the City of Houston as well as the University of Houston, along with many private special recognitions from leaders within the community. On April 28 of this year, Chloe was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). And on May 27, at Texas A&M University, Chloe will receive a special medal as one of only 6000 students awarded nationally honoring her for her academic prowess for her exceptional SAT scores through Duke University. And in December of 2016, Chloe will be performing, by invitation, in the Symphony category on double bass, at the 70th Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the country’s largest music conference of its kind.
There is only enough room here to give you a sample of Chloe’s many accomplishments, and she’s only thirteen years old.
CKW Luxe would like to congratulate Chloe Choudhury on being the Pop Star Award honoree. As the embodiment of the award, Chloe shimmers with talent, and, in her multiple personal and academic achievements, brings pleasure and pride to her community