Charisse Mills

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Charisse Mills
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Pop'era singer and songwriter, Charisse Mills
Background information
Birth nameCharisse Mills
Born (1988-01-12) January 12, 1988 (age 31)
Trinidad and Tobago
Genrespop opera[1]
Occupation(s)Singer, song-writer, pop opera recording artist
Associated actsFrench Montana, Ne-Yo, Brandon Howard

Charisse Mills (born January 12, 1988) is a Trinidadian pop opera singer and songwriter.[1][2][3] She is best known for her collaborations with artists Ne-Yo and French Montana, and for her vocal combinations of pop and opera, termed "pop'era".[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Mills was born in Trinidad and Tobago before she moved to Queens, New York with her mother, Charmaine Mills.[6]


In an interview with Vocab Magazine, Mills said her interest in opera music began in the eleventh grade. She won accolades performing through the New York State School Music Association.[3] In 2011, Mills performed live at the 2011 NV Awards.[6]

In 2015, R&B artist Ne-Yo featured Mills on “Integrity” on his“Non-Fiction.”[7] Ne-Yo described her as contributing a “beautiful operatic melody” to the song “Integrity” that resulted from a freestyle session with her while recording. Charisse Mills’ first single, “Champagne”, was written by Charisse Mills, French Montana, Warren Zavala and Brandon Howard and features hip-hop artist French Montana.[8]

XXL Magazine reported that Mills created her own genre of music with the combination of pop music and opera, called “pop’era.” In an interview with Soul Dynamic, Mills said she infused pop and opera to form “pop’era.”[1] Mills has performed opera and R&B at Lincoln Center, in Times Square, and performed for Jesse Jackson’s seventieth birthday at Rainbow/PUSH.[7] Charisse Mills, along with Charmaine Mills, is the cofounder of C. Moi apparel.[9] C. Moi sponsored the Princess Project, providing custom-made prom dresses to underprivileged youth.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Mills is resident of Los Angeles, California.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Charisse Mills may be the Sexiest Opera Singer Alive". XXL Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ne-Yo Says He Hasn't Abandoned R&B". Essence Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Radio Magazine of 2012 NV Magazine Mover". Vocab Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Premiere Songstress Charisse Mills Connects with French Montana on Her New Single Champagne". The Source. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Producer B Howard Pens New Charisse Mills Track Ft. French Montana". Broadway World. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "The Soul Dynamic Interviews Charisse Mills". The Soul Dynamic. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Charisse Mills Ft. French Montana in Champagne". All Hip Hop. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "Ne-Yo Cosigns Pop Opera Artist Charisse Mills". BET. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Street Style Holiday Dressing". Essence Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "K. Foxx Surprises High School Students for Prom". The Source. Retrieved October 21, 2015.