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How Victoria Monét Reclaimed Her Time: From Singing Outside Of In-N-Out Burger To Self-Investing In A Chart-Topping Career

If you want to know a part of Victoria Monét’s secret to success, look at her viral hit “On My Mama.” She credits “getting it from her mama,” but Monét has been trailblazing her own path in the music industry. The Atlanta-born, Sacramento-raised entertainer may have had her breakout moment due to the viral success of her “Jaguar II” album, but the mother to young Hazel is not new to the industry. In a profile by The Guardian, Victoria Monét had an early start as an entertainer performing with a dance camp as a pre-teen. During this time, she began writing music, prompting her to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams. To make the move possible, the 34-year-old was encouraged by her mother to put away at least $4,000 to survive in the big city. However, her big break would come before saving the total amount. Monét met with mega-producer Rodney Jerkins in 2008 to be a part of a group he was forming called Purple Reign. Originally meant to be on the Motown label, things took a...

Josh Rodgers

Feb 7, 2024

Why Singer-Songwriter Victoria Monét Turned Down A Record Deal Offer From T.I.'s Grand Hustle

The year 2023 is looking like Victoria Monét’s moment. Earlier this month, clips from her “On My Mama” music video went viral as people across social media praised how it paid homage to 2000s Black culture, particularly in the South and West Coast. The visuals came ahead of her highly anticipated debut album, “Jaguar II,” which was released on Aug. 25. What’s more, her headlining sold-out tour for the album begins on Sept. 26.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 25, 2023

8 Black Women Behind Some Of Your Favorite Hit Records Topping Today's Charts

What would the music industry be without Black music? Or rather, what would it be without Black women ? Across eras in music, Black women — especially those more behind the scenes — have been the glue that holds things down. We love to sing along with our favorite artists. However, credit also needs to be rightfully given to the songwriters, producers, and composers who are a key reason why we blast our favorite tracks on YouTube, streaming platforms, and beyond. From infectious hooks to a catchy bass, it’s all a part of the formula to a smash record. Take a look at some of our favorite Black women behind the charts — who majority also have successful careers as artists — that AfroTech has our radar on.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 28, 2022

Cash App Introduces New Program To Economically Empower Emerging Artists

Cash App has announced plans to provide funding to emerging artists. According to Yahoo!Entertainment! , the mobile payment service has launched its Cash App Studios, specifically designed to help independent creatives fund their projects. Those creatives include artists, designers, directors and musicians. “We’ve long upheld the importance of artistic expression at Cash App,” said Brian Grassadonia, lead at Cash App, in an official statement. “With the introduction of Cash App Studios, we’ll continue to support the freedom of the artist, both financially and creatively. In keeping with our guiding principle of economic empowerment, we are excited to support emerging artists who are limitless in their vision with this new program.” This isn’t the company’s first rodeo with artist collaborations as that it’s received recognition in a plethora of Hip-Hop songs. Cash App has also partnered with Megan Thee Stallion on recent marketing and content campaigns. View this post on Instagram A...

Shanique Yates

Oct 14, 2021