Long Islander Chrisette Michele was raised on gospel music. She has performed around the world, released over 100 songs and collaborated with a wide span of artists from Jay Z to George Duke, Natalie Cole to Nas and John Legend to Drake. She’s shared the microphone with legends like Patty Labelle and Stevie Wonder and has hit the stage with Rick Ross, Wale, Kirk Franklin, The Ojay’s and Rob Glasper amongst others. She has traveled and spoken to universities and on panels about subjects including women’s empowerment, jazz, the evolution of hip-hop culture, self-love and inner peace. Her career expands even further and includes everything from acting to modeling.