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Victoria Monet

Songwriter, Artist
"We the People," "Made in China," "For the Thrill"

Songwriter, Artist - "We the People," "Made in China," "For the Thrill"

Victoria Monet was born on May 1, 1989 in Georgia and later moved to Sacramento, California as a child. As a young girl growing up in Sacramento, California Victoria Monet was fascinated with performing arts, taking an interest in singing and dancing. Her first onstage experience came singing at 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. Monet formed her own dance drill team in junior high and by the time she became a student at the local performing arts high school, she’d developed a grueling rehearsal schedule teaching at two different dance studios after practicing with the drill team. Her passion for dance lead her to the Monsters Of Hip Hop cast (2008) and training with Boogie Monstarz under Jabbawockeez member Phil Tayag. Outside of dance rehearsals, Monet began exchanging poetry with an older cousin and found a new passion. This soon translated into her writing her own music. Meanwhile, Monet had been educating herself on the production world, learning about the big names and making music at local recording studio. She learned about Rodney Jerkins (aka Darkchild) and decided to add him on Myspace. Shortly after that he invited her to come to Los Angeles and audition for a new girl group he was forming. “Two weeks after making the audition I moved to L.A. and with lots of hard work, Rodney got us a record deal with Motown a year later,” Monet recalls. Within a year of being signed, the girl group was dropped from Motown. They were all living together, so when the other girls moved out Monet was left alone on the lease. Then she was grifted by a bad Craigslist roommate and sued by her former publisher all while dealing with financial dilemmas. All along she’d been writing songs and hooks for other artists.  Soon her hooks and songs found their way to Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Nas, TI, B.O.B,  Chrisette Michele, Mario and Diddy Dirty Money, among others. She recently penned a duet for Shakira and Usher, and was able to catch the attention of Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman who offered her a record deal. On October 30th 2014, Victoria released her debut EP under Atlantic Records Nightmares & Lullabies - Act 1. Victoria 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 "Drunk Texting" by Chris Brown ft. Jhene Aiko, “You Wouldn’t Understand” by Nas, "Sin City" by GOOD Music, “My Everything" by Ariana Grande, “Memories Back Then” by T.I., B.o.B and Kendrick Lamar, “Reflection” and “Everlasting” by Fifth Harmony, “Visual Love” by Chrisette Michele, and “Love on Tonight” by T.I. amongst others.