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LaShell Griffin Biography

From Housewife To Celebrity, The Pop Star Challenge, Recorded Her First AlbumSelected discography



LaShell Griffin, a stay-at-home mother of five, devoted wife, and devout Christian who loves to sing in the church choir, once told her children that one day she would appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She did not know how or why, but she believed it would happen. In the fall of 2003 Griffin's dream came true when she was selected as one of the finalists in Winfrey's Pop Star Challenge. After several performances on the show during February 2004, Griffin was voted the contest's winner, earning her a record deal with Epic Records. Her first album, Free, was released in May 2004.


Free, Epic Records, 2004.



Billboard, July 31, 2004.

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—Kari Bethel

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