Opening act for this year’s student-alumni concert is R&B artist Chrisette Michele. The Grammy award winning singer will be performing at 8:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Tickets for this event are $20 for Xavier students and tickets for non-students start at $53.
Michele’s music career started in the summer of 2007 when she released her first album, “I Am” at the age of 24. At the 2008 Grammys, the song “Be Ok” from her debut album won for Best Urban Alternative Performance. From there she made hits such as “What You Do,” “Blame it On Me” and “Epiphany.”At the height of her career, Chrisette Michele took a break from her music and began to find herself. According to the artist’s website, Michele “was physically, mentally, emotionally, and artistically fatigued” which encouraged her to travel to different countries to get her mind off the music industry.
The website also mentions that during her break, the singer developed an addiction to food.The journey to the artist’s regaining her strength is illustrated in her album “Better.” Through soulful tunes the album is Michele’s unique way of opening up to her audience about her triumphs that led to her now being “better.”
To listen to more of Michele’s music before watching her hit the stage,check out the Chrisette Michele’s VEVO account on YouTube or download her songs on Itunes
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