Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, MONIQUE RENée was destined for the arts and has been singing since the early age of six. Her musical influences range from Teena Marie and Whitney Houston to Mariah Carey and Yolanda Adams and her vocal prowess represents the true rhythm and blues singer. She is a raw talent well rooted with rich and soulful gospel undertones.
By age 18, MONIQUE RENée made numerous local appearances and traveled to the far east and established a track record of performances. Upon returning to the states she became lead vocalist for Mercury Records' group “Female.” During her five year stint in Female, they were showcased and appeared on MTV’s “The Real World,” and performed "I Wish I Didn't Need You No More," a song that featured highly acclaimed saxophonist, Dave Koz, and was both written and produced by Derek Bramble of renowned Heatwave fame. Female was also featured on Mario Van Peeble’s “PANTHER” gold status movie soundtrack for their soulful rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman,” and also participated in the "Freedom" video, a song written and produced by Dallas Austin on that same soundtrack. Her studio experience includes working with world renowned recording artists D'wayne Wiggins, Rose Royce, Kiddo, Shanice Wilson, Prince Markie D and Too $hort, to name only a few