Michelle graduated from Yale University where she studied music perception and cognition. While still in school, she made her presence felt in the music world by producing and performing on tracks for Warner Brothers Records, Om Records, Ministry of Sound and King Britt's FiveSix label. She's charted on Gilles Peterson's Top 20 List, as well as on major taste-making stations such as Los Angeles' famed KCRW. Her single "If I Lost You" reached number 1 on BBC London 94.9 FM and continues to receive play as promotional theme music at VH1. Michelle sang and appeared in a Coke Zero commercial that graced televisions and theatres nationwide. Her collaboration with Speakerbox, "Time", reached number 5 on the Billboard Dance Charts and was licensed to the Discovery Channel and TLC. Michelle has done guest vocals and writing in a variety of genres ranging from the soul music of Van Hunt to the pop music of Apl from the Black Eyed Peas. She's currently working with brilliant producers Joshua Valleau (John Legend, Kanye West, Imani Coppola) & Alex Elena (grammy nominated producer of Alice Smith) to complete her debut album Purple Skies. "f*cking great track!! ["Back Down To Earth"] makes me happy today in Tokyo as I look out of my window x" -Gilles Peterson ''...Few releases have quite equaled the initial impact made by Michelle Shaprow's ground breaking "If I Lost You" (Scuba Mix) to the discerning ears of over 75,000 regular Sunday night listeners to my weekly BBC LONDON radio show GIANT 45. As they overwhelmingly voted the song record of the year" -Norman Jay "Michelle is an amazing talent. I don't know how she does it, but somehow her music feels like a mixture of 1 part)..Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale 1 part)..raw funk and 1 part)..that whimsical feeling you get when you're dancing like you don't care who's watching. So few artists are the composite of such rare and beautiful elements of creativity. I love how she makes me feel !" -Eric Benet "Michelle Shaprow is all things beautiful. Her aura, presence and most of all sound make for a gift for all to share. Michelle is the truth." -King Britt "love it" ["I Would Be Good For You"] -Randy Jackson "pure genuis" -Om'Mas Keith "interesting and vibey!" -Dan Kimpel "I'm buying two albums this year Jay Electronica and Michelle Shaprow" -Collin Stanback Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.