Michel'le

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Michel'le
Birth name Michel'le Toussant
Born (1970-12-05) December 5, 1970 (age 43)
Compton, United States
Origin Compton, California, USA
Genres R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Ruthless Records
Priority Records
Death Row Records
Associated acts Dr. Dre
Suge Knight
Eazy-E
Website http://michel-le2010.com/

Michel'le Toussant (/mɪʃɛˈl/; born December 5, 1970) better known as Michel'le, is an American R&B singer-songwriter known for her squeaky, childlike speaking voice, which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals. Michel'le is starring on the reality show R&B Divas: Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

Toussant is an American R&B vocalist with Louisiana Creole heritage. She is known for her squeaky, childlike speaking voice which is a startling contrast to her strong singing vocals. Michel'le was originally the featured female vocalist on World Class Wreckin' Cru's 1987 single "Turn Off the Lights".

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 sold 2.7 million copies worldwide.

During the Suge Knight shakedown incident, Eazy was forced to sign over Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and Michel'le. In 1998, she released her second album Hung Jury on Death Row Records but it garnered little attention and no hit records. Following Dr. Dre’s departure from Death Row Records, Michel’le and Dr. Dre parted ways.

Her most recent music was a contribution to the Dysfunktional Family soundtrack in 2003. She has since confirmed through several 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 brand new single "Freedom To Love" can be seen on YouTube.

Currently, as of 2013, Michel'le is part of the cast of TV One's R&B Divas LA.

Personal life[edit]

Michel’le and Dr. Dre have a son named Marcel.[1]

She married Death Row Records CEO/founder Suge Knight in 1999. They have a daughter Balei, who was born in 2002.[2][3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions[4]
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Billboard 200
1989 Michel'le 5 35
1998 Hung Jury 56
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Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions[5]
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
1990 "No More Lies" 7 2
"Nicety" 29 5
"Keep Watchin'"
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65
1991 "Something In My Heart" 31 2
"If?"
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22
1996 "Run tha Streetz" (feat. Tupac Shakur) 15 7
1998 "Hang Tyme"
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"Can I Get a Witness?"
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2011 "Freedom of Love"
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91

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ro, Ronin (2007). Dr. Dre: The Biography. New York City, United States: Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 1-56025-921-3. 
  2. ^ Alcorn, Jonathan (2007-06-17). "Like Knight and Day?". washingtonpost.com. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  3. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2010/01/10/michel_le_toussaint_suing_suge_knight_ov_1 Michel'le Toussaint Sue Suge Knight
  4. ^ "Billboard Album Chart Positions". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Artist Chart History - Michel'le". billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 

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