Singer/songwriter Collette was born and raised in the heart of South Carolina. In 2008, she released the debut album "Experience Collette" with a fresh new take on hip-hop soul. She went on to earn the 2010 John Lennon International Songwriting Competition with the single "Keep Christmas Alive," and performed as a featured artist in GAP retail stores' Born To Play concert series. Following a successful Kickstarter album funding campaign, Collette rewarded fans' generosity with an EP titled "Coco By Request" – and in the process, earned a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year at SoulTracks.com.

 
Collette's singles have been featured domestically and abroad by MusicChoice TV network, CentricTV.com, Okayplayer.com and SoulBounce.com among many others. She's shared the stage with Chrisette Michele, Noel Gourdin, Rachelle Ferrell, Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, Jon B., Dwele, Boyz II Men and Anthony David. In 2012, she was featured on the Danny Swain single "Keep Your Head To The Sky" which grabbed the attention of hip-hop impresarios Questlove and Jay-Z as reported by Okayplayer.com.
 
In 2013, Collette's second full length album Juneteenth Revolution was released, featuring a duet with indie R&B legend Eric Roberson and production by 20Music (Jazmine Sullivan) and Danny Swain (French Montana, Von Pea). Led by video singles for Material Star and Never Told You, the album has been featured by major online and print media including EBONY magazine, VIBE Vixen, and RollingOut.com. 

Juneteenth Revolution reached new heights in 2014 when Collette was tapped to open for Grammy-winning legend LAURYN HILL at the Martha's Vineyard Summer Madness Music Festival, joining a weekend line-up that included Amel Larrieux, MC Lyte, DJ Frances Jaye and Melanie Fiona.


Collette is a graduate of Washington, DC's Howard University, where she majored in Radio/TV/Film Production and sang with the exclusive eight-member vocal jazz ensemble SAASY (pronounced "sassy") as well as local go-go funk group Crossover Band. While at Howard, Collette also pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the world's largest public service organization.

Fall in love with the Juneteenth message of freedom, delivered by Southern songstress Collette.