Chandeen was founded in 1990 in Germany by Oliver Henkel and Harald Löwy. Chandeen's first singer - of Iranian descent - was Aline Akbari, who entered the band in 1991. The second singer, Antje Schulz, joined in 1992. Akbari and Schulz shared vocal responsibilities for the first two years. During the same year Oliver Rösch, founder of the world-famous label Hyperium Records, heard Chandeen and offered them record deal.