She’s an amazing R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2009 for her song “Be OK”.
She was previously signed to Motown Records and Caroline/Capitol Records, but was dropped from her label in 2017. In the same year, she announced plans to release new music independently through her own label, Rich Hipster.
She Worked with artists like Nas , Kanye West , Ne-Yo , Drake , Rick Ross , Robert Glasper among others .
Here’s Ms. Chrisette Michele .
Chrisette Michele Payne was born in December 8, 1982 at Central Islip, New York, and grew up in Patchogue. Her father was a sociologist and her mother a psychologist. Michele led gospel choirs in high school. She attended Five Towns College in Dix Hills, New York, and graduated with a vocal performance degree. Her grandmother is Jamaican .
Michele has been featured on several hip hop albums. She is featured on The Game‘s album LAX on “Let Us Live”. On Jay-Z‘s Kingdom Come she is featured on the second single “Lost One“, while on Nas‘ Hip Hop Is Dead, she is 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”. She also appeared on the bonus track “Slow Down”, from Ghostface Killah‘s The Big Doe Rehab.
Her debut album, I Am, was released on June 18, 2007. The song “Your Joy” was released on iTunes as a free single of the week. The album spawned four singles: “If I Have My Way”, “Best of Me“, “Be OK“, and “Love Is You”. The album’s lead single “If I Have My Way” charted at number twenty-four on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Best of Me” charted on the US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks at number twenty-one.In December 2007, “Be OK” was released as the third single, charting at number sixty-four on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2008, “Love Is You” was released as the album’s fourth and final single; it reached number ninety on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In 2008, Michele appeared on the track “Rising Up” from the Roots‘ album Rising Down. Michele guest starred as herself in The CW‘s Girlfriends, in the episode entitled “What’s Black-a-Lackin’?”, which originally aired on February 11, 2008. She also wrote a song for Tyler Perry’s House of Payne titled “I’ve Gotta Love Jones”. From May to July 2008 Michele embarked on a nationwide co-headlining tour with fellow soul singer Raheem DeVaughn called the Art of Love Tour; Solange Knowles served as the opening act. In September 2008, Michele performed twice at the Evening of Stars: A Tribute to Patti LaBelle.
More Information : Chrisette Michele
- I Am (2007)
- Epiphany (2009)
- Let Freedom Reign (2010)
- Better (2013)
- Milestone (2016)
- Out of Control (2018)
- The Art of Love Tour (with Raheem DeVaughn) (2008)
- The Epiphany Tour (2010)
- The Milestone Tour (2016)
- Woman to Woman Tour for Keyshia Cole (2013)
- Liberation Tour for Mary J. Blige (2013)
- Appreciation Tour for Jaheim (2013)
Awards and nominations
|2008||Vibe Music Award||Breakthrough Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Grammy Award||Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (“If I Have My Way”)||Nominated|
|BET Award||Best New Artist||Nominated|
|Centric Music Award||Virtual Awards: Soul Approved||Won|
|Female Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding New Artist||Nominated|
|2009||Grammy Award||Best Urban/Alternative Performance (“Be OK“)||Won|
|Soul Train Awards||Best R&B/Soul Female Artist||Nominated|
|Urban Music Awards||Best Female Act||Nominated|
|2010||Centric Award||Centric Award||Nominated|
|2013||Soul Train Award||Best R&B/Soul Female Artist||Nominated|
|2014||Grammy Award||Best R&B Album (Better)||Nominated|