Rochelle Marie Lightfoot was born in Miami, FL and raised in Dallas, TX. She is a gifted vocal phenomenon. She started singing at 18 months old. A few years later she began singing at churches, community events, and state competitions, often placing first in the talent category. During middle and high school, she also learned to play the viola, flute, and percussion instruments. After high school, she obtained management degrees from Miami Dade College and Florida International University. Rochelle Lightfoot, "The Sweetheart of Song" is an American multi-genre singer, songwriter, and spokesperson. She is known for her thunderous big voice and powerful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, during an NFL Miami Dolphins football game in 2013, and internationally for U.S. Soccer WNT in 2016 on ESPN Sports. As a mezzo soprano, she shares a warm and colorful range, and is sought after for her velvety vocals and spirited performances.