Def Jam soul singer Chrisette Michele is back one mo’ ‘gin with her sophomore album Epiphany due out March 31. The newly single chanteuse is already back on the charts with a new single and is singing the praises of her labelmate Ne-Yo.
Michele took home her first Grammy this year, capturing the Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Be OK” off her debut album I Am. Now she’s busy promoting her next project which she titled Epiphany after her first single, which just so happens to have been penned by Ne-Yo.
In a recent interview with Billboard.com Chrisette discusses how hearing the song made gave her a new revelation.
“I heard the song that Ne-Yo had written titled ‘Epiphany,’ and the word just stood out to me,” Michele tells Billboard.com. “It stood out to me because I’d been through a lot in my last relationship, and the word ‘epiphany’ exemplified exactly what happened in the end when I realized I didn’t have to put myself through it anymore.”
It turns out that ish got really real with Michele and her former manager, Douglas “Biggs” Ellison, with Michele even going so far as to sue Ellison for embezzlement and harassment last year. Ellison countersued for breach of exclusive management agreement and the lawsuit is currently in motion. Talk about DRAMA! Still Chrisette is standing strong on her own.
Epiphany has no guest collaborations although Ne-Yo also co-executive produced the project. And it looks like we can expect a video soon for “Epiphany” because Chrisette posted a YouTube video this Sunday showing her arrival on set for the vid shoot.
Best of luck to Chrisette Michele! What do you guys think about her and her new album?