R & B / Soul
Chrisette Michele is an American R&B and soul singersongwriter who is best known for her Grammy Award winning song, Be OK.
Michele has been featured on several hip hop albums, including The Game’s LAX, Jay-Z’s “Kingdom Come”, and Nas Hip Hop Is Dead.
Micheles debut album, I Am, was released in 2007 and spawned four singles: If I Have My Way, Best of Me, Be OK, and Love Is You.
If I Have My Way charted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot Adult R&B Airplay.
In 2008, Michele appeared on the track “Rising Up” from The Roots album Rising Down and guest starred as herself on The CW show Girlfriends.
She also wrote a song for Tyler Perry’s hit series House of Payne entitled I’ve Gotta Love Jones, performed twice at the Evening of Stars: A Tribute to Patti Labelle.
In mid-2008, Michele began recording for her second album, Epiphany. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2009.
Michele released her third studio album, Let Freedom Reign in 2010. The album includes the singles, I’m a Star, Goodbye Game, and the most recent release, I Don’t Know Why, But I Do. The album features Michele performing hip-hop, R&B, as well as the dance-pop influenced So Cool.