Class, creativity, and raw talent is what the 2012 Philly Hip Hop Award winner for “Best Female R&B Artist“ Suzann Christine offers her many fans and followers with the fun yet relatable R&B/Pop music she is known for. Within the past year, this singer/songwriter has flooded the airwaves and social networks, winning the hearts and ears of thousands within her hometown of Philadelphia and throughout the country. Opening for Philly’s own Kindred, being chosen as one of the top 10 artist to make it in the Andre Harrell “2010 Superstar Soul Search” for Philly, launching the Philadelphia Phillies Official Playoff Anthem with Philly’s hit station Wired 96.5, being the Grand Prize winner of Citi Trends “The Big Break Talent Search” with her single Closed Casket, performing as a featured artist for BB Kings R&B spotlight, opening for Melanie Fiona, Wale, TI, Waka Flocka Flame and other notable artist at the popular RadioOne Fest; consistently releasing new music and gaining features on multiple websites/blogs and spins on popular radio stations such as Philly’s Hot 107.9…Suzann Christine has proven to her fans that she will provide nothing shy of greatness. Suzann Christine has built her following through collabs with local artists, YouTube covers with 30,000+ views and performances throughout Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, Miami and more. When this well-rounded artist is not performing and making new music, she’s giving back to her community through volunteer work and participation in charity events. Suzann Christine prides herself on having an “outside of the box” mentality when it comes to music and creativity, but still focusing on positivity while bringing back real music with a new age twist.
Philadelphia-Native Suzann Christine is the newest Recording Artist/ Songwriter creating a huge buzz on the music scene. Her motto of “Sophistication & Class” is represented in her lyrics, style and philanthropy. Suzann comes from humble beginnings. At age 5, her mother acknowledged her singing talents and placed her on the Heavenly Chimes Children’s Choir at the Second Macedonia Baptist Church. By the age of 10, she’d stolen the spotlight performing a number of solos. As an adolescent, Suzann enrolled with the Young Performers Theatre Camp, which was geared towards educating youth in the arts; here, she excelled in theater and various music forms. While attending Philadelphia High School for Girls, Suzann was selected to sing with the All City State Choir for High School students. With these groups, she had an opportunity to perform at the Temple Liacouras and Kimbell Center. During this time she found her passion for song writing and began developing her lyrical skills.
After graduating from high school, Suzann enrolled at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her sophomore year marked the beginning of her professional recording career with the release of the NC A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir. Their hit song “Rejoice” featured a solo performance by Suzann; in return she received much recognition. Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts, Suzann then moved back to Philadelphia to pursue her musical endeavors.
Since returning to Philadelphia she has opened for Kindred the Family Soul, was selected as one of the Top 10 candidates for Andre Harrell’s Superstar Soul Search, and made the “Phillies Playoff Anthem”, which was in heavy rotation on Philadelphia’s hit radio station- Wired 96.5. She has since worked with top producers including Joe Logic of Milkboy Studios and McKinley Horton, who worked with the Legendary Teddy Pendergrass.
Though Suzann is heavily consumed by music, she always devotes time to her Philanthropy interests. She felt the need to give back to her community through something dear to her heart. Suzann founded and incorporated SCH Creative & Performing Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization geared towards educating adolescents on maximizing their artistry. Forming this organization was one way to keep children involved in something positive and allowed them to build confidence and self-esteem. In addition to her own organization, Suzann is also greatly involved with TeenShop- a group dedicated to mentoring young minority girls. Suzann’s greatest aspiration is to reach out and empower as many children in the Philadelphia area as possible, who have an interest in something creative and that they reach their full potential.
So, who is Suzann Christine? In an answer: the embodiment of Sophistication & Class. Her Soulful R&B / Pop sound, hard hitting lyrics and charismatic personality is truly a one in a kind combination that captivates her listeners. Recently, she released a video for her debut single “Closed Casket”. Always working on and perfecting her craft, Suzann is currently working with well-known recording producers Deric “D.Dot” Angelettie (Member of The Hitmen Production Team for Bad Boy Entertainment) and Mike Jerz (worked with Philly artists Freeway, Peedi Crack, Beanie Sigel, and Young Chris). With an album and performances at the renowned Sigma Sound Studios, she’s keeping fans on their toes with great anticipation for her upcoming projects. Still bound by her heartstrings and vow to never forget her commitment to the youth, Suzann is helping in the formation of PhillyGirlTalk.com (a mentoring blog-site for girls). Suzann Christine is surely on the fast track to greatness and she’s making an influential difference along the way!