Crystal Johnson (singer)

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Crystal Jeanell Johnson is a singer, songwriter, producer, and actress originally from Brooklyn, New York. Her career began at age 7, when she recorded with Pink Floyd and the Institutional Children's Choir, and has included a variety of stage productions and musical collaborations. She has worked with an array of well-known artists, including Usher Raymond, Angie Stone,[1] Anthony Hamilton, Mobb Deep, Heavy D, and Dr. Dre.[2]

Her vocal credits include several albums that charted in the United States, including "Got Me Waiting" from the Heavy D album Nuttin' But Love,[3] which topped the Billboard US Rap chart and reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Temperature's Rising" from Mobb Deep's The Infamous, which reached #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, and "Lovin' You" on the soundtrack for the film Who's the Man?.[4] She was also an arranger and lyricist for the latter album, which reached #8 on the US Rap charts in 1995.

Her self-produced album, released in 2011, is titled The Day Before Heaven.[5]

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  1. ^ Stone Love (Vinyl or CD). Angie Stone; "Cinderella Ballin" Co-Writer, Vocalist. MCA. 2004. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Johnson Drops "The Day Before Heaven"". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - 20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection: The Best of Heavy D & The Boyz by Heavy D & The Boyz". Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Who's the Man? > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Crystal Johnson (Artist Website)". Retrieved 2011-11-13.