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Chrisette Michelle

About Chrisette Michelle Biography

Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer on the Def Jam Recordings record label.[2]


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Chrisette Michele was born in Central Islip, New York to parents who worked as deacons to their church. This connection inspired her to reflect on childhood memories in her own Def Jam debut album. She sings in a jazz style reminiscent of singers such as Sarah Vaughn, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, and Ella Fitzgerald. She is of Native American and African American descent. The daughter of a deacon father and choir director mother, She led gospel choirs in high school and college.[3]  


She has been featured on several popular hip hop albums. Most recently She was featured on the The Game's album, L.A.X. on "Let Us Live". On Jay-Z's Kingdom Come She was featured on the second single "Lost One", while on Nas' Hip Hop Is Dead, She was featured three times: on the album's second single "Can't Forget About You", the Kanye West-produced "Still Dreaming" and the final track "Hope". Recently She also appeared on the bonus track "Slow Down", from Ghostface Killah's The Big Doe Rehab. Also in 2008, Michele appeared on the track "Rising Up" from The Roots' album, Rising Down. Michele guest starred on an episode (What's Black-A-Lackin'?") of Girlfriends as herself on Monday, February 11, 2008 on The CW. She also wrote a song for Tyler Perry's House of Payne entitled "I've Gotta Love Jones". The video premiered in 2008 on television however the song is not publicly available. Michele's single "Your Joy" was released on iTunes as a free single of the week. Michele's debut album I Am is currently in stores now.[4] She will be featured on Quan (rapper)'s debut album Until My Death She is currently represented by her mother, Linette Payne, and attorney/manager, Jeremy Rosen.  

Awards and nominations





Album information I Am Certification: Gold (RIAA) TBA Certification: TBA

[edit] Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album U.S. U.S. R&B Hot Adult R&B U.S. AC 2007 "If I Have My Way" 113 24 4 — I Am "Best of Me" — — — 21 "Be OK" (featuring — 61 212008 "Love Is You" — 96 202009 "Epiphany" TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Featured Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album U.S. U.S. R&B Hot Adult R&B U.S. AC 2006 "Lost One" (Jay-Z featuring Chrisette Michele) 58 19 — — Kingdom Come 2007 "Can't Forget about You" (Nas featuring Chrisette Michele) — 46 40 — Hip Hop Is Dead 2008 "Let Us Live" (The Game featuring Chrisette Michele) — — — — L.A.X. "Rising Down" (The Roots featuring Wale & Chrisette Michele) — — — — Rising Down


Specific references
  1. ^ Reid, Shaheem. 'Nas King Cole' Shoots 'Unforgettable' Clip, Preps New Album For '07. MTV News. Accessed January 11, 2007.
  2. ^ Chrisette Michele official website @ - Biography
  3. ^ Afrobella of the Week: Chrisette Michele | afrobella
  4. ^ ALBUM'S OUT: Chrisette Michele
  5. ^ Chrisette Michele, DeVaughn Take "Love" On Tour
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