“LaShell has an amazing voice. When she opened her mouth and began to sing, the hair on the back of my neck stood up!” – Oprah Winfrey
“The thing I love the most about you, besides the fact you gave me the chills, is that you control your voice in such a beautiful way.”- Alicia Keys
“You were absolutely fantastic!” – Simon Cowell
These are just some of the accolades bestowed upon R&B singing sensation, LaShell Griffin, from judges for the Oprah Winfrey Pop Star Challenge. Griffin won that nationally televised contest and it jumpstarted a career that has taken her around the world, on to Good Morning America, Soul Train, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club and Entertainment Tonight, and given her a Top 3 Billboard Gospel hit and a Top 40 Billboard R&B hit. She has performed with Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, BabyFace, Mary Mary and Fantasia, and now, she is about to release her sophomore effort, Dreams Are Possible, in April of 2009.