R&B Diva Michel'le promises to draw record crowds in Jacksonville

Michel'le Denise Toussant,  known mononymously as Michel'le, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. She is best known for her songs from the late–1980s to early–1990s. Her most notable songs were two Billboard R&B chart toppers "No More Lies" (a top 10 hit on the Hot 100) and "Something In My Heart". Her signature childlike speaking voice is a startling contrast to her strong and soulful singing vocals. Between 2013 and 2015, Michel'le was one of six members on the TV One reality show R&B Divas: Los Angeles.
Michel'le was originally a featured female vocalist on World Class Wreckin' Cru's 1987 single "Turn Off the Lights". She was called at the last minute to record vocals for Mona Lisa, who could not make it to the studio. Michel'le was signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. In 1989, she released her self-titled debut album, produced entirely by then-boyfriend Dr. Dre. The album contained "No More Lies" and the hit singles "Nicety" and "Something in My Heart." Michel'le was certified Gold on April 25, 1990 with 1.3 million copies sold overall to date.[4] During the Suge Knight shakedown incident, Eazy was forced to sign over Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and Michel'le. She garnered a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 33rd Grammy Awards for her part in the single cut "We're All in the Same Gang" (as the West Coast All-Stars) which also included Ice T, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, MC HammerYoung MC and JJ Fad.

In 1998, she released her second album, Hung Jury, on Death Row Records but it garnered little attention and no hit singles. As of 2013, worldwide sales for the album stood at 171,000 copies. Michel'le also provided vocals on 2Pac's song "Run Tha Streets" on his album All Eyez On Me, and Tha Dogg Pound's song "Let's Play House" on their debut Dogg Food. Following Dr. Dre's departure from Death Row Records, Michel'le and Dr. Dre parted ways.
Michel'le contributed to the soundtrack Dysfunktional in 2003. She has since confirmed through several [5] She has new singles, titled "It Still Hurts" and "Nothing".
media outlets that she's been working on new material and looking for a label for her third album. A trailer video for Michel'le's single "Freedom To Love" can be seen on YouTube.
In 2013, Michel'le was part of the cast of TV One's R&B Divas LA.[6]
On October 15, 2016, Lifetime aired a biopic about Michel'le's life called Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le.[7] She was portrayed by Rhyon Nicole Brown.[8] It tells the story of her abusive relationship with Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, her experiences with Ruthless Records, and the journey she went through to find herself.
Her character was left out of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton,[9] even though she played a role in N.W.A. She was included in a notorious N.W.A diss track on Ice Cube's 1991 double platinum effort, Death Certificate, in a reference to a video the group made with the female singer.

Michel'le was cast as herself in the stage play Love Jones the Musical.


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