|Birth name Anjulie Persaud|
|Years active 2007–present|
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Genres Pop music, Indie pop
|Name Anjulie Persaud|
Born May 21, 1983 (age 32)Oakville, Ontario, Canada (1983-05-21)
Instruments Vocals, percussion, guitar, piano, computer music
Albums Anjulie, Rain (Remixes - E-Single), Love Songs (Dance Remixes), Boom
Awards Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year
Record labels Universal Republic Records, Hear Music, Republic Records
Similar People Bill Maher, Kreesha Turner, Emmanuel Dubois, Fefe Dobson, Daniel Russo Garrido
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Anjulie (born Anjulie Persaud; May 21, 1983) is a Canadian singer and songwriter, who has released one self-titled album, and has written songs for Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Icona Pop, Fefe Dobson, and Kreesha Turner, among others.
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- Early life
- Music career
- Songwriting and production
- Chart performance
- Awards and nominations
- Personal life
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Anjulie was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario, and is the youngest of four children. She attended St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary school. Her parents are both Indo-Guyanese, her grandparents having immigrated to Guyana from India. Anjulie's background and what she calls her "racial ambiguity" led to isolation while growing up; in middle school, she said, "the black kids would be on one side and the white kids would be on the other... so I would mostly hang out by myself and write". However, though "it was hard that [she] didn't fit in", she decided to embrace her differences and was driven to "carve [her] own niche".
Anjulie became "obsessed with music" and was inspired to become a performer after watching Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope Tour. She opened for Jesse McCartney during his United States tour in 2009. The songs, "Rain", "Crazy That Way", and "The Heat" were 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.
In 2011 the songs "White Lights", "Brand New Bitch" (also known as "Brand New Chick"), "Stand Behind the Music", "Headphones", and "You and I" were produced. In 2011, the single "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. In support of her new single "You and I", Anjulie embarked on a You and I Tour in 2012. In the same year, it was announced that Universal Republic Records was going defunct, making artists from that label including Anjulie move from the roster to Republic Records.
Songwriting and production
Anjulie began composing her own music as a teenager. She wrote the song "Say Goodbye to Jr. High", contributed background vocals and played percussion for the CD Unfabulous and More. Her debut album was co-written and produced by Jon Levine of The Philosopher Kings.
She co-wrote the single "I Want You" with its performer Fefe Dobson, that appears on Dobson's album, Joy (2010). 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. "Stand Behind The Music" was covered by Cher Lloyd in 2012 for her album Sticks & Stones.
Released on August 4, 2009, Anjulie's self-titled CD reached number two on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and number 108 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The album's first single "Boom", released in 2008, reached number one on the US Dance chart in 2009. Remixes of follow-up "Love Songs" reached the Top 10 on the US Hot Dance/Club Play chart in October 2009.
"Rain" debuted on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart in November 2009 at number forty-eight. After nine weeks on the chart it reached a peak of three.
Awards and nominations
In 2014, Anjulie was in a relationship with television host and political commentator Bill Maher.