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.
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.