About Chrisette Michele
Chrisette Michele Payne is a well-known American singer who goes by the stage name Chrisette Michele.
This powerhouse of vocal performance from New York is an R&B singer-songwriter who also performs soul music at times. She has won several awards for her well-written and composed songs.
Chrisette Michele is named on the list of famous people as a singer and songwriter. Her exceptional skills have set an example for many who follow her. Apart from being a songwriter and singer, she appeared in 'R&B Divas' season two and sang for the gospel celebrations. She is known best for her studio albums 'Better' and 'Ephiphany.' She collaborated with famous rappers to give major single hits. She is in a relationship with Doug Ellison as of April 2022. After completing college, she appeared in various music videos of other singers at the beginning of her career as an act of collaboration.
Some of Chrisette Michele's famous albums and songs are 'Epiphany,' 'Be Ok,' 'Fragile,' and 'What You Do.' Chrisette Michele took calculated steps to reach her dream of becoming a singer from a very young age.
Chrisette Michele's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Chrisette Michele's net worth?
Chrisette Michele has a net worth of $1 million earned throughout her career as a musician.
How much does Chrisette Michele earn per year?
Chrisette Michele's annual earnings per year are unknown in the public database.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Chrisette Michele?
Chrisette Michele stands at the height of 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.
How old is Chrisette Michele?
Born on December 8, 1982, Chrisette Michele is 39 years old as of 2021.
Childhood And Education
Chrisette Michele was born in Central Islip, New York, on December 8, 1982. As Chrisette Michele was born on December 8, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Her birth name is Chrisette Michele Payne. She was later raised in Patchogue, a small village on Long Island. Her mother is a psychologist, and her father is a sociologist. Her father's name is Lemuel Payne, and her mother is Lynette Payne. She has a younger sister Lem Payne.
Chrisette Michele went to secondary school on Long Island. Ever since childhood, Chrisette Michele has been interested in music. She started singing at the age of four. She even used to perform in gospel music and led choirs. She enrolled and graduated in music at Five Towns College at Dix Hills in New York.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Chrisette Michele dating?
Chrisette Michele is in a relationship with Doug Ellison as of April 2022, but she is not married yet.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Chrisette Michele featured on several hip-hop albums in the early stages of her career. At the same time, she appeared thrice on the Kanye West-produced album 'Still Dreaming,' on the second single of the album 'Can't Forget About You,' and on the conclusive song 'Hope.' For Ghostface Killah, she appeared in 'The Big Doe Rehab' and was featured in 'Slow Down.'
Chrisette Michele debuted with her solo album 'I Am,' which was released on June 18, 2007. This album's song 'Your Joy' was released on iTunes as a week's free single. The album was released in the industry with four singles, 'Best Of Me,' 'Love Is You,' 'Be Ok,' and 'If I Have My Way.' The album's cover song stood at number 24 on the Hip Hop chart and U.S. Hot R&B, while 'Best Of Me' charted at number 21. The song 'Love Is You' was released in 2008 as the album's final single.
Chrisette Michele appeared on the track 'Rising Up' for the album 'Roots.' She appeared as herself in the song 'What's Black A Lackin' by Girlfriends in 2008. During May and July 2008, Chrisette Michele ventured on a national tour named the Art of Love tour with fellow soul singer Raheem DeVaughn. She acted twice at the 'Evening Of Stars: A Tribute To Patti LaBelle' in September 2008.
In 2009, Chrisette Michelle made her second album 'Epiphany,' and the title track of the album marked the solo entry of the soul singer at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has debuted on the Billboard 200 in the first place and sold 83,000 copies. She collaborated with Rick Ross, Canadian rapper-singer Drake, and worked on Ross' 'Teflon Don,' 'Aston Martin Music' and 'So Cool.' She released 'Freedom Reign' with songs like 'Goodbye Game' in November 2010.
In the same year, Chrisette Michele released her first mixtape album called 'Love Thy Neighbor.' She released her second mixtape, 'Audrey Hepburn', in December 2012. She released her fourth album, 'Charades,' in 2013. With singers Wale and Chainz, she composed the song 'Alcon,' which was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 under Best R&B Album. In 2015, Chrisette Michele entered the crew of 'R&B Divas' for the show's second season. She released 'The Lyricist's Opus,' 'Together,' and 'Super Chris' in 2015. She released her album 'Steady' in 2016. The singer made the album 'Out Of Control' in 2018 and the single 'Wait' in 2020.
Chrisette Michele works for the well-being of children, education, creative arts, cancer patients, and health. She is associated with charity and foundation trusts like the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and Save The Music Foundation.
What awards has Chrisette Michele won?
Chrisette Michele earned various nominations and awards for her work in R&B and jazz music. In 2008, she won the Centric Music Award, and in 2009, she won the Grammy award for 'Be Ok.' Other awards to her credit are NAACP Image Award, BET Award, Vibe Music Award, and more. She is also the winner of the 2010 Rising Star Award at the American Black Film Festival. She got nominated for Best R&B Album at Grammy Awards in 2014.
Chrisette Michele's Hobbies And Interests
Chrisette Michele engages in hobbies like learning, photography, surfing the internet, and others. She is also interested in traveling.
Chrisette Michele has her own YouTube channel where she uploads her music.
Other Interesting Chrisette Michele Facts And Trivia
- Chrisette Michele is believed to be one of the most popular R&B singers in the United States. No details about her manager are known.
- Chrisette Michele is also listed among the elite members of the United States.
- In 2017, Chrisette Michele was surrounded by controversy for her performance during the Inauguration of Donald Trump, for which she received quite an amount of criticism.
- Due to the controversy at Trump's inauguration, Chrisette Michele did not perform at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration event the following day.
- Spike Lee excluded Chrisette Michele from the Black Girl Magic song for the Netflix series, 'She's Gotta Have It?'
- After the controversy, Chrisette Michele announced her poetic album 'No Political Genius.'
- In the active years of her singing career, Chrisette Michele was very enthusiastic about performing and participating in music concerts.
- Chrisette Michele's collaboration with Wale and 2 Chainz attained her a Grammy nomination.
- Chrisette Michele is active on her social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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