Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 22, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B singer on the Def Jam Recordings record label. She has been featured on such popular hip hop albums as Jay-Z's Kingdom Come in the second official single "Lost One" and three times in Nas' Hip Hop Is Dead, in its second official single "Can't Forget About You", in Kanye West-produced "Still Dreaming" and the final track "Hope". Her single "Your Joy" was recently released on iTunes as a free single of the week. Michele's mother and Nas were raised in the same Queensbridge housing projects, a connection which inspired her to reflect on childhood memories in her own forthcoming Def Jam debut album. She sings in a jazz style reminiscent of past singers such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. She is of Native American, southern African American, descent. The daughter of a deacon, she led gospel choirs in high school and college, and refuses to make music that is at odds with her strong Christian moral code. Michele's debut album "I Am" is currently in stores now.

Official website: http://www.chrisettemichele.com/

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