Victoria Monét – born Victoria Monét McCants in Georgia on May 1, 1993 – is an R&B and pop singer and songwriter. Her family relocated to Sacramento, California, where she became involved in the performing arts including singing and dancing. She sang in a local church’s youth choir before discovering that she had a gift for songwriting. She began to study production and recording at a local studio. She connected with producer Rodney Jerkins via social media, who invited her to Los Angeles to audition for his new girl group Purple Reign. The group signed with Motown Records but were dropped within a year before releasing any music. She turned to her songwriting skills to earn money and gain recognition. While working on her own songs and demos, she collaborated on tracks with Nas, T.I., and Eric Bellinger in 2012 and 2013. On the strength of her own demos, she was signed to Atlantic Records, releasing her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1 in 2014. Six months later, she issued the companion EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2 (2015). After touring and more recording, She returned with Life After Love, Pt. 1 in February 2018, and followed that with Life After Love, Pt. 2 in September of that year. In 2019, Monét was featured on Ariana Grande’s hit single “Monopoly”. Her album Jaguar was released in August 2020 and featured the singles “Ass Like That”, “Moment”, and “Experience” (with Khalid and SG Lewis). A remix of Jaguar’s “Touch Me” (featuring Kehlani) was also released.