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ABOUT COLLETTE.

Bold, uncompromising and free: Collette represents the newest breed of hip-hop soul. Born and raised in South Carolina, Collette released her independent debut Experience Collette to international acclaim. Opening turns for Talib Kweli, Chrisette Michele, Noel Gourdin, Dwele, Anthony David and others soon followed. In 2010, she won the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest. And in both 2012 and 2013, Collette was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year by the Reader's Choice Awards panel at SoulTracks.com.

In 2013, the follow-up album Juneteenth Revolution announces a personal, spiritual, and emotional liberation. Named for the Juneteenth holiday – which falls on the artist’s day of birth – the album features Eric Roberson, Akil Dasan and jazz flautist Monet. Production is handled by newcomers Aaron Hardin (Eric Roberson, Phonte), 20Music (Jazmine Sullivan), and frequent collaborator Danny! of Okayplayer Records (French Montana, Danny Brown). Eclectic but accessible, Juneteenth Revolution is tinged with optimism and grounded in pure soul.
 

ABOUT JUNETEENTH.

"Juneteenth" is an American holiday honoring the end of the African Slave Trade. In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, but slaveholders in the Deep South did not honor the law. In 1865, a Union general rode into Galveston, Texas, and read the order aloud, with enforcement by Union soldiers. The last American slaves found themselves able to rejoice in the name of freedom. The celebrations became an annual tradition, eventually known as Juneteenth and celebrated on June 19 each year.

Born on Juneteenth, Collette uses the term as a metaphor for the spiritual, emotional and mental slavery so many find themselves submitting to in today's world. Her wish: that listeners might join her on the quest for self-emancipation.

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  • Tony

    Tony New Rochelle N.Y.

    I saw Akil Dasan on the shuttle(subway) in NYC, and through his CD and site, I found your site, great music!
    I saw Akil Dasan on the shuttle(subway) in NYC, and through his CD and site, I found your site, great music!
  • J.R.

    J.R. Charlotte

    Collette you so bad!!!/GREAT!
    Collette you so bad!!!/GREAT!
  • Montez

    Montez Charleston

    Listened to "Juneteenth ..." all the way home from Columbia today. Good pipes, good lyrics and good music. Most of all, wonderful young lady raised in the manner of a real Southern Lowcountry lady. I’m very proud of your work accomplishments and your decorum. Keep it up!
    Listened to "Juneteenth ..." all the way home from Columbia today. Good pipes, good lyrics and good music. Most of all, wonderful young lady raised in the manner of a real Southern Lowcountry lady. I’m very proud of your work accomplishments and your decorum. Keep it up!
  • Janis McFadden

    Janis McFadden Columbia SC

    Collette you are still awesome. Keep up the good work. :)
    Collette you are still awesome. Keep up the good work.
    smile
  • Jabril Dansby

    Jabril Dansby Columbia, SC

    Love your music, home girl. I will be buying Juneteenth this month for sure. Keep up the good work!
    Love your music, home girl. I will be buying Juneteenth this month for sure. Keep up the good work!
  • Neicy Goodwin

    Neicy Goodwin Laurel, MD

    Hey Lady!!! This is Neicy (Flowers), Aunt Dotharine's daughter (Santee)!! Loving your music! I will be keeping up with you!!
    Hey Lady!!! This is Neicy (Flowers), Aunt Dotharine's daughter (Santee)!! Loving your music! I will be keeping up with you!!
  • Jon Rodgers

    Jon Rodgers Charlotte;

    Great Sound!!!!!! sincerely:
    Great Sound!!!!!!

    sincerely:
  • Crystal Thorne

    Crystal Thorne Washington DC

    Last night's performance rocked!!! Loved every song. Congrats with everything. XOXO
    Last night's performance rocked!!! Loved every song. Congrats with everything. XOXO
  • Ashley Card

    Ashley Card

    Hey I remember you from Bethel many, many years ago when I was in elementary and middle school! I love to see people bloom and do their thang ;) Keep it up girl! You have a beautiful voice and I love your style!
    Hey I remember you from Bethel many, many years ago when I was in elementary and middle school! I love to see people bloom and do their thang wink Keep it up girl! You have a beautiful voice and I love your style!
  • Keith

    Keith Columbia, SC

    Always loved you. Always will. Your music is the definition of your soul. A soul I have a special connection with.
    Always loved you. Always will. Your music is the definition of your soul. A soul I have a special connection with.