Chrisette Michele Drummed As Opening Act For Musiq Soulchild’s Summer Tour

New Def Jam recording R&B artist Chrisette Michele, whose soulful, jazz-influenced debut album I Am was released June 19th, has been tapped as opening act on the upcoming North American tour with platinum Grammy nominated Atlantic Records recording artist Musiq (Soulchild). The tour begins July 6th at Afram in Baltimore, and wraps up one month later at the Fillmore in San Francisco, on August 6th. Chrisette personally auditioned for and was signed by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group, who told the singer he had “goose bumps” after the first time he heard her. “When Chrisette Michele enters a room,” said Mr. Reid, “the room becomes a better place.” I Am features production from the likes of multi-platinum, 10-time Grammy Award winner Babyface, as well as hitmakers, will.i.am, John Legend and Salaam Remi. The distinctive jazz and soul inflections of this 24-year old native New Yorker (from Long Island) set her apart from the pack, which is apparent after listening to four of the songs from her album on the website – http://www.myspace.com/chrisettemichele – “Your Joy,” “If I Have My Way,” “Good Girl,” and “Like a Dream.” For a visual fix of Chrisette’s special talent, check out the live performance on SingTV. “I’m excited about finding my place amongst young composers like Alicia Keys and Jill Scott,” says Chrisette. “My goal from the moment I was signed, was to create a seamless album that mixes soul and pop in a way that will have people coming back again and again.” With the release of I Am, her dreams are becoming reality. Musiq (Soulchild) & Chrisette Michele On Tour: July 6 Baltimore, MD Afram 11 Chicago, IL House of Blues 12 Toronto, Ont. Phoenix theater 13 Detroit, MI Chene Park 15 Nashville, TN Ryman theater 19 Newark, NJ NJ PAC 20 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing 21 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana 24-25 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues 27 Omaha, NE Holland PAC 29 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Aug 3 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s 4 Los Angeles, CA The Wilshire 6 San Francisco, CA Fillmore

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