Chrisette Michele Sharing Her Dream And Its An “Epiphany”
Grammy Award winner and Def Jam recording artist, Chrisette Michele, was born in Central Islip, New York to parents who were deacons in the local church. Growing up in the church gave her the foundation and creativity she needed for her debut album “I Am”. Michele is a glamorous and sultry singer who employs the styling of some of the great female vocalists, such as Sarah Vaughn, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, and Ella Fitzgerald. Her first nomination for a Grammy came in 2008 in the category of Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “If I Have My Way.”
The song “Be Ok” earned Michele her first Grammy in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Some of her success was brought through by her collaboration with famous producers and artists such as Ne-Yo, Nas, Jay-Z and Kanye West for her debut album. The 26 year old Michele is a singer/songwriter/ composer who was signed to Def Jam Record by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who told her he had “goose bumps” after the first time he heard her sing. “When Chrisette Michele enters a room,” said Mr. Reid, “the room becomes a better place.”
On this album, Michele seems set for something bigger, both artistically and commercially – a combination that starts with “Epiphany’s” title track, which is also the first single. Epiphany’ is a song about a girl who is fed up with her boyfriend and decides to take matters in her own hands. I love the hook, which is rather catchy and the lyrics has some realistic advice to women of all ages. Her voice is amazing and is truly blended with the musical arrangement setting up Epiphany to be a hit for the summer.
Chrisette will surely be ready to provide her South Florida fans with nothing less than a stellar performance. Michele was last here in Miami, when she performed at the 3rd Annual Miami Gardens Jazz In The Gardens Two-Day Music Festival. We all look forward to hearing the new song from her new album as well as her old.
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