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Elle Varner | Biography

Grammy nominated singer, multi instrumentalist and songwriter Elle Varner has listed herself among the most potential R&B artists. Elle dropped her debut studio album titled “Perfectly Imperfect” in 2012. Her mixtapes named “Conversational Lush” hit the market that same year. With her soulful voice accompanied by a touch of hoarse seduction, Elle began making her place among music lovers as soon as she entered the musical fraternity. Elle is currently busy giving final touch to her sophomore studio album titled “4 Letter Word”, which is scheduled to release in 2015 by RCA. She cites Brandy, Monica, Mariah Carry, Ella Fitzgerald, Adele and Kanye West as influences.

Born in a musically inclined family on 12th of February 1989 to a back up vocalist mom, Mikelyn Roderick and songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist and producer father, Jimmy Varner as Gabrielle Serene Varner, Elle stepped into the musical industry professionally at age nine. Elle spent major part of her childhood playing in green rooms, sleeping in studio & watching her dad, mom effort to make a name of themselves in the musical industry. She is of Cape Verdean, White American and African American descent. Elle began her musical journey at age six by playing several musical instruments, starting with the flute. She shortly began pulling strings of guitar and playing piano. To hone her musical talents, Elle attended multiple music programs, including Amazing Grace Conservatory of actress Wendy Raquel Robinson. She joined the Academy of Music’s Vocal Jazz Group of Alexander Hamilton High School. She graduated through the reputed Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music of New York University in 2008.

Talking about the personal life of Elle Varner, the beautiful singer is currently dating basketball player Iman Shumpert. She confirmed the news through Instagram in June 2013. As Elle is currently twenty-six years old, she does not have any plan to tie knot any sooner. The couple is having a very blissful relationship. Previously there were rumor of her dating rapper Meek Mills. However the news never got confirmed. Elle seems to be quite confident about her looks, thus she has not yet resorted to plastic or cosmetic surgery to enhance her features. Elle has been spotted in a number of charitable programs, helping needy ones.

At age sixteen, Elle started pulling strings of guitar. Dropping guitar, she joined Alexander Hamilton High School’s Academy of Music’s Vocal Jazz Group. Following her graduation through NYU, she signed a deal with MBK/J-RCA Records. In 2010, Elle became first ever singer featured in campaign called BET’s Music Matters. Her debut single titled “Only Wanna Give It to You” hit the market on 6th of August 2011. The song featured rapper J.Cole and climbed at number twenty on the United States Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. She was dubbed as TheBoomBox’s ‘15 Artists to Watch’ in October 2011. Elle dropped her mixtape titled “Conversational Lush” on 23rd January 2012. Her followed up single, “Refill” debuted at number seventy-eight on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart in US. Her first studio album named “Perfectly Imperfect” hit the market on 7th of August 2012. Making Elle the singing sensation overnight, the album debuted at no. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in US. The album’s first-week sales was reported to be thirty-three thousand copies in US. The album as well debuted at no. 2 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album features sings, such as “Only Wanna Give it To You”, “Refill”, “I Don’t Care”, “Sound Proof Room”, “Not Tonight”, “Oh What a Night”, “Damn Good Friends” and “So Fly” among others. In September 2013, she co-penned a song titled “Use Me” for Miguel. For her sophomore album, she is working along with producers, such as Hit-Boy, Da Internz, DJ Dahi, Eric Hudson and Pop & Oak. She has already launched the promotional single titled “Rover” featuring Wale. The net worth of Elle Varner is reported to be five million dollars.

While off the studio, she spends her spare time with her close friends and boyfriend. An avid user of social networking sites, Elle has already twitted 30,245 times and has 160,824 followers in her twitter account. She is active in Facebook and Instagram. More detailed information is available in wiki.