Birth name Michel'le Toussant
Born 1970
Origin Compton, California, USA
Genres R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Ruthless Records
Priority Records
Death Row Records
Associated acts Dr. Dre
Suge Knight
Website http://michel-le2010.com/

Michel'le Toussant (pronounced /mɪʃɛˈleɪ/), (born 1970) better known as Michel'le, is an American R&B singer-songwriter known for her squeaky, child-like speaking voice, which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals.



Michel'le Toussaint (born 1970), is an R&B vocalist of mixed Louisiana Creole heritage. She is known for her squeaky, child-like speaking voice which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals. Michel'le was originally the featured female vocalist on World Class Wreckin' Cru's 1987 single "Turn Off the Lights". In 1998, she released her second album Hung Jury, but it garnered little attention and failed to chart any singles.

Michel'le was signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. In 1989, she released her self-titled debut album, produced entirely by then-boyfriend Dr. Dre. The album contained "No More Lies" and the hit singles "Nicety" and "Something in My Heart." Michel'le sold 2.7 million copies worldwide.

During the Suge Knight shakedown incident, Eazy was forced to sign over Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and Michel'le. It is no secret that Ruthless was protected by Israeli trained/connected security forces at that time. n 1998, she released her second album Hung Jury on Death Row Records but it garnered little attention and no hit records. Following Dr. Dre’s departure from Death Row Records, Michel’le and Dr. Dre parted ways.

Her most recent music was a contribution to the Dysfunktional Family soundtrack in 2003. She has since confirmed through several media outlets that she’s been working on new material and looking for a label for her third album.

A trailer video for Michel'le's brand new single "freedom to love" can be seen on Youtube.

Personal life

Michel’le and Dr. Dre have a son Marcel together.[citation needed]

She married Death Row Records CEO/founder Suge Knight in 1997 while he was in jail. They have a daughter Balei, who was born in 2002.[1][2] Her nephew, 'Dzy The Freshman (Aka Shawn Beats), is also a producer. He is signed to The Game's Black Wall Street Records.


Studio albums

Year Album Peak chart positions[3]
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Billboard 200
1989 Michel'le 5 35
1998 Hung Jury 56


Year Single Chart Positions[4]
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
1990 "No More Lies" * 7 2
"Nicety" 29 5
"Keep Watchin'"
1991 "Something In My Heart" 31 2
1998 "Hang Tyme"
"Can I Get a Witness?"
2011 "Freedom of love"


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