Why isn't Chrisette Michele a bigger star? She has all the hallmarks of a multi-platinum celebrity -- good looks, great voice, good sense of style, catchy songs -- yet can't seem to lift herself off the B list. If this song were out under any other singer's name it would surely be a smash hit, but now it will probably flounder on R&B radio for a few weeks. For some reason that I cannot explain, Chrisette Michele is doomed to be best known for singing hooks on rap songs, even though her own material is actually very good.
So here's to you, Chrisette. Live it up. I'm pulling for ya.
Let Freedom Reign is out November 30.