About Victoria Monét
Victoria Monét specializes in plush, seductive R&B with pop appeal. Since picking up her first major credit as a co-composer of Diddy - Dirty Money's "I Hate That You Love Me" (2010), Monét has continued to excel as a songwriter, most notably with Ariana Grande's "7 rings" (2019), a number one hit that earned her a Grammy nomination. Before that particular success with Grande, Monét established a solo discography with the two-part EP Nightmares & Lullabies and Life After Love. Jaguar (2020) followed as the first segment of her debut album.
Originally from Georgia, Victoria Monét McCants moved to Sacramento with her family during her childhood. Immersed in performing arts at an early age, she danced and sang, then got into writing and developed an interest in music production. Through Myspace, she reached out to Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, which led to her joining Purple Reign, a group the producer put together and signed to Motown. Purple Reign didn't reach lift-off -- none of their recordings saw commercial release -- but Monét soon became an in-demand writer. She contributed to Diddy - Dirty Money's "I Hate That You Love Me," and over the course of the next few years racked up additional credits as a songwriter and featured artist. Monét graced tracks by Nas and T.I. and co-wrote the Cruel Summer inclusion "Sin City," and boosted her R&B and pop credentials with the likes of Eric Bellinger, Chrisette Michele, and Ariana Grande. A lasting partnership with Grande began with two songs for the 2013 album Yours Truly and grew the next year with a bigger role on My Everything.
Just after My Everything topped the Billboard 200, Monét self-released her first EP, Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1. Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2 was out the next June. Over the next couple years, Monét fielded assignments from artists such as Fifth Harmony, Jordin Sparks, and Wale, and worked closer still with Grande, co-writing over a dozen cuts that appeared on Christmas & Chill and Dangerous Woman. Remaining self-sufficient with her own recordings, Monét offered another pair of EPs, Life After Love, Pt. 1 and Life After Love, Pt. 2, in 2018. New heights with Grande were scaled on Sweetener and thank u, next. The LPs boasted a total of eight Monét songs, including "thank u, next" and "7 rings," both number one pop hits. The latter was also nominated for Record of the Year, one of the Grammys' "big four" categories. In 2020, Monét placed songs on Chloe x Halle's Ungodly Hour and Brandy's B7, and released Jaguar, an EP-length set presented as the first installment of her debut album. Jaguar registered on the Billboard 200 and topped the Heatseekers chart for developing artists. ~ Andy Kellman