Christelle’s Debut EP album broke the top 40 R&B/hip hop albums on Billboard May 9, 2009 and has remained there today. Her single with Dizzy D, “What you gon’ do wit it” was #1 top 10 Hot R&B/hip hop singles sales on May 23, 2009.
This Las Vegas based, nineteen-year-old Pop/R&B artist has taken on countless challenges in her young life and career, and has successfully met every single one. Her hot new songs herald the arrival of this very special young artist. Her music will “move your body and put a smile on your face”.
Born in Gabon, West Africa, Christelle grew up listening to French, African and American music, but the music that struck a chord in her was the American R&B and Hip-Hop of artists like Beyonce, Ashanti, Brandy, Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey. As Christelle recalls, “Even though I could not understand the lyrics back then, no other music made me feel as good.”
Arriving in Las Vegas in 2006, she immediately faced an enormous challenge – the language barrier. She explains, “It was a very difficult transition. It was horrible to not be able to communicate with people. I gained a tremendous amount of respect for the millions of immigrants that make up so much of America.”
Determined to learn English as soon as possible, Christelle enrolled in an intensive English school, graduating in December of 2007, qualifying her for the university system. Finding herself even more inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of some of her favorite R&B and Rap stars, she enrolled into fashion design school, looking to create her own clothing line, in conjunction with her music.
Christelle is adding a more urban, pop and R&B flavor to her music, as she plans for her breakout year of 2009. “I loved recording the songs I did this year and seeing them grow,” she says with a smile. “I know I have come a long way, but I am going to go much further this year.” She’s excited to hear her music on the radio and is looking forward to touring, and as she says, “I just hope to give back the good feelings I felt when I was in Africa, listening to American music.” BUY the CD!!CONTACT: Interviews/Drops/Booking ~CODA~GROOVES~ENT~ Codaemail@example.com Jacque- 612-508-7527
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