Saturday, May 30, 2009

Yvette Michele

Yvette Michele (born Michele Yvette Bryant in 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an R&B singer from the 90s.

She was inspired by her mother's jazz records, sang in church, studied dancing and sang at open-mic nights in New York.

After making her own demo tape, Yvette gave it to her good friend, Funkmaster Flex and before she knew it, she recorded a single for his mixtape compilation.
In August of 1997, Yvette released her debut album, "My Dream" which peaked at #20 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #46 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Yvette's first single, "Everyday & Everynight" peaked at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #23 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #23 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The second single, "I'm Not Feeling You" peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #33 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #12 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in February of 1997, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The third single, "DJ Keep Playin' (Get Your Music On)" peaked at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #36 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in October of 1997, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Crazy" failed to chart at all. Yvette was featured on rapper O.C.'s single, "Far From Yours."

After that, Yvette had seemed to haved faded into obscurity, but according to her Facebook and Twitter pages, it appears she is still active in the music business and is a mother.

To follow Yvette on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/YvetteMichele

To see Yvette's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yvette-Michele/354513825132

To see the music video for "I'm Not Feeling You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opgllgc_lOw

To see the music video for "Everyday and Everynight," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Sr80UcGJU


[updated on 05\21\13]

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