Michel’le Denise Toussant is an American R&B singer, vocalist, and songwriter who was famous in the late 80s and the early 90s.
Apart from her successful career in the entertainment industry, Michel’le is also known for her rough relationship with American record producer and rapper Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, an American record executive currently imprisoned.
Michel’le Denise Toussant Net Worth
Michel’le Denise Toussant has made lots of money thanks to her career in the entertainment industry. Despite being one of the old schools, Michel’le still racks up about 235k monthly listeners on Spotify.
According to SoundCampaign, Spotify pays about $4 for 1,000 streams and about $400 for 100,000 streams.
Browsing through Michel’le’s profile on Spotify, we discovered that her most popular song, “Something In My Heart,” has been streamed over 20 million times. This means that Michel’le was able to make roughly $80,000 from the song “Something In My Heart” alone from Spotify.
With all that being said, online publications such as Celebrity Net Worth reports that Michel’le Denise Toussant has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
Michel’le Denise Toussant House and Cars
Michel’le Denise Toussant has been careful not to reveal too much about some areas of her life, such as the number of houses and cars she has acquired.
Even though she hasn’t said anything, we believe she is a landlady and owns some pretty nice cars, too.
Nevertheless, we did some digging and found out that Michel’le Denise Toussant lived in a luxury home in Calabasas, California, and drove around in a sports car that cost about $70,000 when she was still dating Dr. Dre.
Biopic – Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le & Box Office Hit Straight Outta Compton
Michel’le Denise Toussant starred in a 2016 biography film called “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le.” However, her character was portrayed by Rhyon Nicole Brown. The film is based on the true story of R&B singer Michel’le.
The biography film was made because she was left out of the 2015 biography film “Straight Outta Compton” despite her role and contribution to the now-disbanded hip-hop group N.W.A ( Niggaz Wit Attitudes).
Straight Outta Compton was a box office hit, making about $201.6 million. Unfortunately, the R&B singer had no part in it.
Michel’le Denise Toussant Biography
Michel’le Denise Toussant was born in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 1970. Despite her fame, information about her parents, siblings, and educational background has not been shared with the public.
Michel’le Denise Toussant Career
Michel’le began her music career as a vocalist with the American electro-singing group World Class Wreckin’ Cru. She featured in the band’s famous 1987 track, “Turn Off the Lights,” as a replacement for Mona Lisa; at that time she was under Ruthless Records music label formed by Eazy-E’s in 1987.
She gained recognition with Michel’le, her 1989 self-titled debut album produced by Dr. Dre, featuring the hit “No More Lies.”
The album, certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America five weeks after its release, peaked at number 35 on the Billboard 200 and number five on the Top R&B Albums chart.
Despite success, she faced challenges, including being part of the West Coast All-Stars and dealing with industry issues when Suge Knight started getting into trouble.
In 1998, she released her second album, Hung Jury, on Death Row Records, but it did not perform as well as her first, which sold over 500,000 copies.
Michel’le contributed vocals to songs by 2Pac and Tha Dogg Pound. Her life story, including an abusive relationship with Dr. Dre, was portrayed in the 2016 biopic “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le.”
She has continued to work on new music, releasing singles in 2011 and 2014, and participated in TV One’s R&B Divas LA in 2013. She was also cast as herself in the stage play of the American romantic comedy-drama film “Love Jones: The Musical.”
Some of Michel’le most popular songs include
- Something In My Heart
- We’re All In the Same Gang
- No More Lies
- Close to Me
- Keep Watchin
- Freedom to Love
- It Still Hurts
Michel’le started dating popular American rapper and record producer Dr. Dre in 1987 when she was 16 and about to celebrate her 17th birthday.
Their parts crossed when Michel’le played a vocal part for the World Class Wreckin’ Cru music group.
After dating for about three and a half years, the couple got married and had their first child “Marcel Young” in February of 1991. Marcel was Michel’le’s first child but the sixth child of Dr Dre, who had been with other women in the past before meeting Michel’le.
After the birth of their son “Marcel,” Michel’le’s relationship with Dr. Dre started to take a drastic turn due to Dre’s bad drinking habit, infidelity, and violent behavior. Michel’le was physically abused and one time came close to being shot during an argument she had with Dre, but luckily he missed her by a few inches. However, he never tried it again.
Despite being mistreated, Michel’le stayed with Dre but eventually left when she found out he was engaged to another woman.
Michel’le started another relationship with Suge Knight, who helped her by sending her to rehab after her relationship with Dr. Dre. Eventually, she married Suge Knight and gave birth to her second child and Knight’s fifth, “Bailei” on November 29, 2002.
After six years of marriage, Michel’le filed for divorce but discovered that her marriage to Suge Knight was never real because he was technically still married to his ex-wife Sharitha.