Chrystian grew up listening to and performing many different musical genres, including R&B, rap, pop and even country, and this has helped him develop his unique style. Inspired most by powerful singers and entertainers and his personal idols, including Usher, Michael Jackson, Brandy and Janet Jackson, by age 12, he was already working hard in the studio writing and recording his first demo and traveling around the country to grab every opportunity to participate in showcases and talent competitions. At age 16, Chrystian appeared on BET’s show 106 & Park Wild Out Wednesday, an experience that helped him start to build a solid fan base and deepened his love of performing in front of large audiences. Chrystian has said, “When I’m on stage, I feel a connection with the crowd. It gives me an energy that makes everything feel larger than life.” And the media agrees, he is a force to be reckoned with. Reviews by publications such as the Columbus Dispatch and Favor Magazine have labeled him a “rising star” and a “sure-footed singer” with a fearless style. And he continues to draw inspiration for his songwriting and performances by listening to a wide range of artists, including Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West.