Crystal Nicole

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Crystal Nicole
Crystal Nicole 2015.jpg
Crystal Nicole, Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015
Background information
Birth name Crystal Nicole Johnson
Also known as Crystal Nicole, Cristyle, Cri$tyle
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels So So Def, EMI Music (2007–2010)
Blackground (2010–2012)
Interscope (2010–2012)
Independent (2013-present)

Crystal Nicole, sometimes credited as Cristyle or Cri$tyle is an American recording artist, singer, and songwriter who signed her first deal with So So Def/EMI Music in 2007.[1] Crystal Nicole signed with Blackground Records/ Interscope Records in October 2010 and released her first single "Pinch Me", produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox in June 2011. In 2015 Crystal independently released a 7-song EP titled "Masterpiece" along with an official music video.


Crystal Nicole was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, She got her start in singing at different talent shows and open mics in Atlanta and wrote her first song at the age of ten.

As a songwriter, Crystal has written songs for Girlicious, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Teyana Taylor, Tiffany Evans, Chilli, Natasha Bedingfield, Wonder Girls, Rihanna, and Jessica Sanchez. She has co-written songs with Mariah Carey and wrote songs featured on the projects of Brandy, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, and Beyoncé.[2][3][4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award
2012 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album -- Nothing but the Beat (songwriter)
2011 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album -- Loud (songwriter)
2011 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album -- Loud (songwriter)
2011 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording -- Only Girl (In the World) (songwriter)
2011 Grammy Award Nomination for Best R&B Album -- "Still Standing (Monica album)" (songwriter)
2009 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album -- "I Am... Sasha Fierce" (songwriter)
2009 Grammy Award Nomination for Album of the Year -- "I Am... Sasha Fierce" (songwriter)



  • 2015: Masterpiece (EP)


  • 2011: "Pinch Me"
  • 2013: "Sundown"
  • 2014 "Imagine"
  • 2014 "I Don't Belong to You"
  • 2014 "I'm All Yours"

Production and writing discography[edit]

Crystal has a list of songs that she has written or co-written on her Myspace page.[5]

Artist Title Album Year
Jennifer Lopez "Gotta Be There" Brave 2007
Keke Palmer "Hood Anthem" So Uncool 2007
Janet Jackson "So Much Betta"
"The 1" (ft. Missy Elliott)
"What's Ur Name"
Discipline 2008
Mariah Carey "Touch My Body"
"Cruise Control" (ft. Damian Marley)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time"
Side Effects (ft. Young Jeezy)
E=MC² 2008
Chilli "Dumb Dumb Dumb" Bi-Polar 2008
Natasha Bedingfield "Angel" Pocketful of Sunshine 2008
Tiffany Evans "I'm Grown" Tiffany Evans 2008
Teyana Taylor "Google Me" From a Planet Called Harlem 2008
Brandy "The Definition"
"Shattered Heart"
Human 2008
Beyoncé "Scared of Lonely" I Am… Sasha Fierce 2008
Pussycat Dolls "Elevator" Doll Domination 2008
"Painted Windows" 2009
LeToya Luckett "Lazy" Lady Love 2009
Mariah Carey "Angels Cry" Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel 2009
Monica "Love All Over Me" Still Standing 2010
Sugababes "Give It To Me Now" Sweet 7 2010
Rihanna "Only Girl (In the World)" Loud 2010
Jessica Mauboy "No One Like You"
Get 'Em Girls 2010
Jesse McCartney "Mrs. Mistake" Have It All 2010
David Guetta "Night Of Your Life"
"I'm a Machine"
Nothing but the Beat 2011
Jennifer Hudson "I Got This" I Remember Me 2011
Wonder Girls "The DJ is Mine (feat. School Gyrls)"
"Like Money (feat. Akon)"
Wonder Best 2012
Monica "Amazing" New Life 2012
Lecrae "Was it Worth it" Church Clothes 2 2013
Beckah Shae "My All" Champion 2014
Lecrae "Give In" Anomaly 2014

Crystal has also sung a number of demos and is accredited to other works in progress. (listed below).[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ EarStyle (2008). "EarStyle Interview With Cri$tyle". EarStyle. Retrieved 2008-04-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Urban Network". The Urban Network. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  4. ^ [2] Archived April 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "CRI$TYLE GOT INK?? | Free Music, Mixes, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  6. ^ a b [3][dead link]
  7. ^ [4][dead link]
  8. ^ [5][dead link]
  9. ^ [6][dead link]
  10. ^ [7][dead link]
  11. ^ "Scared Of Lonely - Beyonce Demo(Cri$tyle)". YouTube. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  12. ^ [8][dead link]
  13. ^ [9][dead link]
  14. ^ [10][dead link]
  15. ^ [11][dead link]

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