by Michel'le



Michel'le, the girl with the squeaky speaking voice and thunderous singing voice, stormed onto the music scene in 1989-1990 with her smash self-titled debut. The album is post-new jill swing, incorporating a mix of hip-hop, dance, and R&B well before Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans perfected the genre. Michel'le produced several huge hits, including the unstoppable (and irresistibly clever) "No More Lies," which became a Top Ten pop hit; its follow-up, "Nicety"; and the R&B/dance hit "Keep Watchin'." The real gems on this set, however, are the slow jams. The smoldering "Something in My Heart" became a hit well over a year after the album's release, and other tracks such as "Silly Love Song," "Close to Me," and "If?" are just as good. Unfortunately, it took Michel'le nearly a decade to deliver the follow-up, 1998's Hung Jury, which completely paled in comparison to its predecessor, although she was a featured vocalist on tha Dogg Pound's 1996 hit "Let's Play House." So, as it goes, powerhouse chanteuse Michel'le, who played a large part in spearheading a musical movement for which she is entirely uncredited, will be remembered for this sole, wonderful album. A true classic, and a must for fans of hip-hop and timeless R&B.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1989
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075679128249
catalogNumber: 91282

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michel'le   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Yabby You   Background Vocals
Stan Jones   Bass,Guitar
Dr. Dre   Keyboards
Bruce Malament   Piano
Michael Acosta   Saxophone
Dennis Belfield   Bass
Michael Holmes   Vocals
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Ron Krasinski   Drums
Mike Sims   Guitar
William "Dr. Z." Zimmerman   Saxophone
L.A. Dre   Keyboards
Donald Tavie   Keyboards
X's 3   Background Vocals
Karen Foster   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dr. Dre   Composer,Producer
Andre "L.A. Dre" Bolton   Producer
Michel'le   Composer
Donovan Sound   Engineer
Eric Wright   Executive Producer
Laylaw   Composer
Bob Defrin   Art Direction

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Michel'le 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Years before Mary there was Michel'le the girl with the squeaky voice with a vocal range out of this world. This CD is one that remains in my collection "If" and Something In My Heart" are both classics. "Something In My Heart" is just timeless.