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She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: “Anjulie – Canadian Singer/Songwriter/Pop Star

Anjulie

Anjulie (born Anjulie Persaud; 1983) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She was raised in Oakville, Ontario, the youngest of four children by her Guyanese parents.

Anjulie is a self-described music addict and has been writing and composing her own music since she was 17. She is credited for writing many songs performed by famous artists most notably “The Boys” by Nicki Minaj, which she co-wrote. She wrote the song “Say Goodbye to Jr. High”, contributed background vocals and played percussion for the CD Unfabulous and More.  Anjulie also wrote the single “Don’t Call Me Baby” by Canadian recording artist Kreesha Turner which reached number eight on Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 in 2008 and number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart.

Anjulie also co-wrote the single “I Want You” with its performer Fefe Dobson. Music videos have been released and the song appears on Dobson’s album, Joy (2010). “I Want You” has appeared on various projects ranging from promos for TV shows to promos for films to even a version recorded in Simlish for the PC game The Sims 3: World Adventures. Anjulie’s music is featured in the 2009 movie/musical Fame. She wrote and performed “Big Things” which plays during the opening scene of the film.

Anjulie – 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards

Anjulie’s debut album was co-written and produced by Jon Levine of The Philosopher Kings.  The debut single “Boom” was released on November 11, 2008 and the US, the lead track went straight to #1 on the billboard dance music charts.  That same year, she opened for Jesse McCartney during his United States tour . Her  singles, “Rain”, “Crazy That Way”, and “The Heat” have been featured on the MTV television series The Hills and “Addicted2Me” on The City. The single “Boom” has been featured on ABC’s Eastwick, The CW’s Melrose Place, The Vampire Diaries, and Canada’s Next Top Model. Anjulie has toured with Shwayze and Bobby Ray aka B.O.B, toured Fall/Winter (2009–2010) with Raphael Saadiq, and opened for Hedley. Anjulie was nominated in the 2009 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Breakthrough Artist in a Video.”

MTV is also a huge Anjulie supporter stating  “Anjulie is as sultry as an American August apartment in a powerout. Her bold vocals ride a seductive boom-bap beat, reeling in listeners with whispered sexuality. ” – MTV.com.

In 2012 Anjulie released her latest international album that includes the tracks “White Lights”, “Brand New Bitch” (also known as “Brand New Chick”) and “Stand Behind the Music”. In 2011, “Brand New Bitch” was certified as a platinum digital download in Canada for over 80,000 units sold, and was nominated for Dance Recording of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards.”Stand Behind The Music” was covered by Cher Lloyd in 2012.

Anjulie on stage during the 2012 JUNO Awards – Canada

In support of her new single “You and I”, Anjulie embarked on a 2012 “You and I Tour”, with shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Montréal.

Check out her website: anjuliemusic.com.  Join her Fan Page at www.facebook.com/anjuliemusic; or follow her on twitter >//twitter.com/Anjulie

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