Muni Lengthy has been on the music scene for a minute — however you may not acknowledge the title. That’s about to vary when the singer/songwriter takes the stage on the extremely anticipated BET Awards present on Sunday, June 26. Muni — who’s behind a few of your favourite artists’ largest hits — might be joined by the likes of Probability the Rapper, Lizzo, Lil Wayne and extra for the annual celebration of Black excellence in music, movie/TV, and sports activities, which might be hosted by the one and solely Taraji P. Henson. Hold studying to search out out all about Muni Lengthy (pronounced “cash lengthy”) beneath.
1. Muni Lengthy is a Florida native
Muni was born Priscilla Renea Hairston in Vero Seashore, Florida in 1988. In her teenagers, she started recording her singing classes and posting the movies to YouTube, with an early entry being her tackle Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River,” in line with MTV. After her YouTube channel hit 30,000 followers, she was capable of compete on the channel’s Say What? Karaoke present.
2. She recorded her first album at age 21 underneath a unique title
After being signed to Capital Information on the age of 21, Muni launched her debut album Jukebox in 2009. Regardless of a mildly profitable run of its lead single “Dollhouse” and significant acclaim, the album did not chart.
3. Muni wrote songs for Rihanna and Ariana Grande
After her personal solo profession stalled, Muni started sharpeming her songwriting expertise for different artists. She finally landed within the recording studio with Rihanna (“California King Mattress,” “Watch n’ Be taught”), Ariana Grande (“Think about,” “Pretend Smile”), and Mariah Carey (“Infinity,” “A No No”). She additionally helped write “Value It” for Fifth Concord and “Timber” for Pitbull.
4. She has a brand new single with John Legend
On June 17, John Legend launched his newest single “Honey” that includes Muni Lengthy. The R&B music is the primary mission the pair have labored on collectively as recording artists, as they’ve collaborated behind the scenes on a number of tracks beforehand. The music is the second single from Legend’s upcoming eighth studio album, following the music “Dope.”
5. Muni tried utilizing one other title earlier than hitting it massive
“I used to be simply attempting issues for a second, and none of it was working,” Muni instructed Rolling Stone about venturing out into completely different genres. “I had modified my title to Melrose. In 2018, I put out this nation file — let me swap genres, let me see if that helps.” Though the album was one other bomb, she was able to attempt nation music once more, however got here to her senses. “Someplace in that course of, it wasn’t clicking.”
Ultimately, Muni began her personal label, Supergiant Information. and at last struck gold as a singer along with her self-released “Hrs and Hrs,” a single launched in January that hit Quantity Two on Apple Music’s each day chart.
Now the world will see much more of what Muni has in retailer at Sunday’s present!