🔊🎉Today, December 8, 1982, Chrisette Michele Payne was born in Central Islip, New York. Her third studio album, “Let Freedom Reign,” peaked at no. 25 on the US Billboard 200, nine years ago this month. Jazmine Sullivan helped write the song ‘I Don’t Know Why, But I Do.’ Chuck Harmony co-produced many of the songs on “Let Freedom Reign,” including ‘Goodbye Game,’ and ‘I’m a Star.’ The latter was co-created with Ne-Yo, Harmon, and Michele. Song saw no. 27 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart.