Monet was born in Georgia, and moved to Sacramento, California as a child. 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, Monet 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.
Monet’s big break came when her songs found their way to Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Nas, T.I., B.o.B, Chrisette Michele, Mario and Diddy Dirty Money, among others. She was able to catch the attention of Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman who offered her a record deal. On October 30, 2014, Monet released her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies – Act 1 under Atlantic Records.
Monet 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 “My Everything”, “Only 1”, and “Cadillac Song” 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”, and “We Know” 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..
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