Rockell Rockell (born Rachel Alexandra Mercaldo on March 4, 1977) is a freestyle music artist who was born on Long Island. In the late '90s, she had major dance hits with the songs "In A Dream," "When I'm Gone," and "Can't We Try" (a duet with Collage). All of these tracks appeared on her 1998 debut album entitled What Are You Lookin' At?. She released a second album, Instant Pleasure, in 2000. 'Instant Pleasure' included the single "What U Did 2 Me" which made #101 pop in 2001.
CHART SUCCESS: Rockell's only Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 was "Tears" which debuted and peaked at #16. (http://www.raves.com/profiles/show_profile/1093)
1996's "I Fell In Love" peaked at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1997.
"In A Dream," the follow-up to "I Fell In Love" peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1997.
"Can't We Try" with Collage peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1998.
"When I'm Gone" bubbled under the hot 100 in 1999.
Rockell's lead off single to her sophomore album 'Instant Pleasure,' "What U Did 2 Me" bubbled under the hot 100 at #101...however, it was her best selling (and argueably biggest hit) single and it garnered her a music video.