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Victoria Monét

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Victoria Monét
Victoria Monét1.jpg
Victoria Monét performing during a Dangerous Woman Tour concert
Background information
Birth name Victoria Monét McCants
Born (1993-05-01) May 1, 1993 (age 24)
Georgia, United States
Origin Sacramento, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Labels Empire Distribution
Associated acts

Victoria Monét McCants (born May 1, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter. She became involved in performing arts at a young age, singing in the youth choir at her church and performing in a city dance team. She soon took to writing and began working with producer Rodney Jerkins (aka Darkchild). Previously signed to Atlantic Records, In 2014 Monét released her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1 and the following year released her follow-up EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2. She has also written songs for artists such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Nas, T.I., GOOD Music, Lupe Fiasco, Chrisette Michele, Coco Jones, Chris Brown, Diddy Dirty Money, Janelle Monáe, and Jasmine V.

Early life

Monét was born in Georgia, and moved to Sacramento, California as a child.[1] She was fascinated with performing arts, taking an interest in singing and dancing. Her first onstage experience came when she sang in her Catholic school holiday plays. She also sang in the youth choir at her local church but it was dance that initially gave her a sense of herself as a performer. By the time she became a student at the local performing arts high school, Monét had developed a grueling rehearsal schedule. She taught at two different dance studios and rehearsed with a local dance group, Boogie Monstarz, at Step One Dance Studios in Sacramento, while working at a local bank.

Career

2014–2015: Early songwriting success

Outside of dance rehearsals, Monét began exchanging poetry with an older cousin and found a new passion. This soon translated into her writing her own music. Meanwhile, she had been educating herself on the production world, learning about producers and making music at local recording studio. She learned about Rodney Jerkins (aka Darkchild) and decided to add him on Myspace.[2] Shortly after that, he invited her to come to Los Angeles and audition for a new girl group he was forming, Purple Reign.[3] The group landed a record deal with Motown a year later. The group was eventually dropped from the label.

Soon her hooks and songs were sold to Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Nas, T.I., B.o.B, Chrisette Michele, Mario and Diddy Dirty Money, and others.[4] Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman then offered her a record deal.[1] On October 30, 2014, Monet released her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1 and on June 17, 2015, she released her follow-up EP Nightmares & Lullabies – Act 2 under Atlantic Records.[5][6]

2016–present: 7/27 Tour and Dangerous Woman Tour

Monét joined girl group Fifth Harmony on the North American leg of The 7/27 Tour, which began on July 25, 2016, as an opening act along with pop singer JoJo. Monét released the lead single "Do You Like It" on July 26, 2016 from her upcoming debut album, Life After Love.[citation needed]

Following the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, the death of Christina Grimmie, the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the Dallas Police shooting, Monét released "Better Days" with Ariana Grande. On September 22, 2016, Grande announced on Twitter that Monét will serve as an opening act along with British girl group Little Mix on the North American leg of the Dangerous Woman Tour. Monét also supported Grande on the European leg of the tour alongside rapper Bia.

Songwriting

Monét has a long history of writing songs for other artists. In 2010, she helped pen "I Hate That You Love Me" by Diddy Dirty Money and went on to co-write songs such as "Honeymoon Avenue", "Daydreamin'", "Intro", "My Everything", "Only 1", "Cadillac Song", "Moonlight", "Be Alright", "Let Me Love You", "Leave Me Lonely", "I Don't Care", "Knew Better/Forever Boy" and "Step On Up" by Ariana Grande; "Memories Back Then" by T.I., B.o.B and Kendrick Lamar; "Drunk Texting" by Chris Brown; "Everlasting Love", "Them Girls Be Like", "Reflection", "We Know", and "No Way" by Fifth Harmony; "You Wouldn't Understand" by Nas; "Sin City" by GOOD Music; "Visual Love" by Chrisette Michele; and "Live on Tonight" by T.I.

Discography

EPs

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Album details
Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1
  • Released: October 30, 2014[7]
  • Label: Victoria Monét Music
  • Formats: Digital download
Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2
  • Released: June 17, 2015[8]
  • Label: Victoria Monét Music
  • Formats: Digital download
Live After Love
  • Release: 2018
  • Label: Victoria Monét Music
  • Formats: Digital download and CD

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Made in China"[9]
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
2014 Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1
"90's Babies"[10] 2015 Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2
"High Luv"[11]
"See the Light"[12]
"Do You Like It"[13] 2016 TBA

Featured on

Production and songwriting

Year Song Artist Album
2012 "You Wouldn't Understand"
(featuring Victoria Monét)
Nas Life Is Good
"Sin City" GOOD Music Cruel Summer
"Introduction" T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
"Live On Tonight"
(featuring Victoria Monét)
2013
"Malice In Wonderland" Victoria Monét
"Déjà Vu" Coco Jones Made Of
"Visual Love" Chrisette Michele Better
"Honeymoon Avenue" Ariana Grande Yours Truly
"Daydreamin'"
2014 "Would You Wait" Victoria Monét
"Intro" Ariana Grande My Everything
"My Everything"
"Only 1"
"Cadillac Song"
2015 "Everlasting Love" Fifth Harmony Reflection
"Them Girls Be Like"
"Reflection"
"We Know"
"Double Tap"
(featuring 2 Chainz)
Jordin Sparks Right Here, Right Now
"A Little More"
(featuring Victoria Monét)
Machine Gun Kelly General Admission
"Intro" Ariana Grande Christmas & Chill
"Wit It This Christmas"
"December"
"Not Just on Christmas"
"True Love"
"Winter Things"
2016 "Moonlight" Dangerous Woman
"Be Alright"
"Let Me Love You (ft. Lil Wayne)"
"Leave Me Lonely (ft. Macy Gray)"
"I Don't Care"
"Knew Better / Forever Boy"
"Step On Up"
"No Way" Fifth Harmony 7/27

References


External links

Media related to Victoria Monét at Wikimedia Commons

This page was last edited on 7 December 2017, at 16:26.
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