SongVault Artist Profile
Wisconsin, United States
Urban / Soul
As expressed by the title of her debut CD, Chero Michel has teamed up with a superstar lineup of producers to create her infectious LP, Learned From The Best. Michel has created an album that is dynamic as life itself, mixing smooth, exotic, and energetic tracks with inspiring, evocative, and poignant lyrics.
A Milwaukee native, this chanteuse has a wealth of experiences to draw from to create her music. Like many of the legends of R&B, as a child, she began her career as a performer with vocal training rooted in the sensibilities of the gospel choir. And she would later grow into a dynamic entertainer with formal dance instruction in Las Vegas and New York. This combination of music and performance gave her the tools that she needed to become the ultimate artist.
In November of 2006, Chero Michel would lose her mother to cancer. After taking a brief hiatus from the music business, Chero would regain her strength and her dream, and reemerged on the music scene with a perspective and love for life that permeates every beat of her music.
Passion is the energy that drives Learned From The Best. From the outset of the album, Chero Michel captivates the listener with vivid snapshots of life, love, joy, and heartbreak, as she effortlessly glides from track to track. On tracks like Irresistible and the title track, Learned From the Best, Michel sings with an energy that would ignite any party. Songs like Love Song and Everything illustrate what love is supposed to sound like. And power ballads like Only 16 and Motherless Child demonstrate Michel’s strong yet gentle consciousness. Present throughout is Michel’s bright voice, which reflects a source of inner strength that transcends all of the different emotions that she explores.
Chero Michel’s Learned From The Best is “feel good” music. Her bright voice shines through her powerful compositions, creating a pleasant blend of classic, yet fresh R&B that moves you to dance as well as think about the albums’ gentle message. Chero Michel’s ability to accomplish such a balance puts her in a league of her own, positioning her to be a leader of a new and refreshing direction in R&B.