Born in New York City to parents of Puerto Rican descent, Michelle was raised in a home filled with a love and appreciation for varied musical genres from Jazz, R&B, Soul and Funk, to Folk, Salsa, Hip Hop and her personal favorite, Neo-Soul.  Michelle’s diverse taste is evident in her emerging vocal style.

 

After years of following the NYC deep house music scene, Michelle was encouraged by friends and producers to pursue her life-long dream of singing. She began with writing poetry, songs and connecting with her voice. Shortly thereafter, Michelle wrote “Live It”, produced by legendary music producer/DJ/Remixer, Todd Terry.  Released on Todd’s InHouse Records label, “Live It” debuted on Traxsource's top 100 Soulful House Track list in February 2014. Also in 2014, Michelle wrote and performed "Breaking These Chains", released on SOLE Channel Music with remixes by Mr. V and Ezel, "Breaking These Chains" debuted at #3 on the top 100 Soulful House list as well as in the Traxsource Top 100 Tracks of 2014.  "Breaking These Chains" can also be found on Soul Heaven's Miami 2015 and Groove Odyssey Sessions Vol: 2 compilation CDs.

Michelle also has musical collaborations with Hector Romero, Benji Candelario, Cafe 432, Norty Cotto, Mr. V, "Reelsoul" Rodriguez, Thomas Blondet, Thornton, Mikki Afflick, Soulbridge, Andy Edit, Charo Velecio, Company Men Productions, and more...

Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) - Norty Cotto & Michelle Rivera
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