| Charisse Mills|
| January 12, 1988 (age 27)
Trinidad and Tobago, United States (1988-01-12) |
Singer, song-writer, pop opera recording artist
French Montana, Ne-Yo, B Howard
Charisse Mills Wikipedia
Charisse Mills (born January 12, 1988) is a Trinidadian pop opera singer and songwriter. She is best known for her collaborations with artists Ne-Yo and French Montana, and for her vocal combinations of pop and opera, termed “pop’era.
Mills was born in Trinidad and Tobago before she moved to Queens, New York with her mother, Charmaine Mills.
In an interview with Vocab Magazine, Mills said her interest in opera music began in the eleventh grade. She won accolades performing through the New York State School Music Association. In 2011, Mills performed live at the 2011 NV Awards.
In 2015, R&B artist Ne-Yo featured Mills on “Integrity” on his“Non-Fiction.” Ne-Yo described her as contributing a “beautiful operatic melody” to the song “Integrity” that resulted from a freestyle session with her while recording. Charisse Mills’ first single, “Champagne”, was written by Charisse Mills, French Montana, Warren Zavala and Brandon Howard and features hip-hop artist French Montana.
XXL Magazine reported that Mills created her own genre of music with the combination of pop music and opera, called “pop’era.” In an interview with Soul Dynamic, Mills said she infused pop and opera to form “pop’era.” Mills has performed opera and R&B at Lincoln Center, in Times Square, and performed for Jesse Jackson’s seventieth birthday at Rainbow/PUSH. Charisse Mills, along with Charmaine Mills, is the cofounder of C. Moi apparel. C. Moi sponsored the Princess Project, providing custom-made prom dresses to underprivileged youth.
Mills is resident of Los Angeles, California.