Canela Cox (pronounced Kuh-NAY-luh) is an American R&B singer and songwriter.
Canela Cox was born in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Amsterdam (Holland, Europe) at the age of 14 where her mother, a former Diana Ross' background vocalist, Rocq-E Harrell performed as an R&B singer and recording artist. Upon moving back to the United States at age 18, Canela continued to pursue her musical endeavors performing with numerous musical groups throughout Los Angeles. After being discovered at a performance she was signed to Dreamworks Records and her uncle Donny Harrell's Goodfellas imprint (Dave Hollister). She completed a whole album (mostly produced by Rodney Jerkins and his Darkchild team), released the smash club hits "Sponsor" and "Everything", went on promo tours, shoot a video but shortly thereafter Dreamworks was sold to the Universal Music Group, the label was folded and Canela's album release cancelled. The promo advance CD is now a collector.