“QUITE POSSIBLE THE FIRST BLUEGRASS X R&B JAM IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC.” ““ DJBOOTH.COM
SHARES CATEGORY NOMINATION WITH TOUR MATES TREY SONGZ AND MIGUEL
Singer/songwriter ELLE VARNER “˜s Top 10 single “Refill,” from her spectacular MBK Entertainment/RCA Records debut Perfectly Imperfect, has been nominated for a “Best R&B Song” GRAMMY award. Described as a “sultry R&B joint” by MTV Buzzworthy, “Refill” was the most added song at urban radio upon its release and has become one of the 40 most played songs on urban mainstream radio in 2012.
Reacting to the nomination hours after her shining performance at NYC’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden as part of Trey Songz’ “Chapter V World Tour,” Varner was thankful for being acknowledged by the Recording Academy – “I am so humbled and honored to receive this incredible recognition for my first album! Much love to the academy and everyone who supported,” stated Elle.
Released August 7th, Perfectly Imperfect debuted at #2 and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively, and features the J. Cole assisted “Only Wanna Give It to You” and current sensual single, “I Don’t Care.” Self-penned by the LA-born/New York University graduate, the 11 song opus continues to receive high praises from media, including New York Magazine, who listed the soulful debut in their “Top Ten Albums of 2012″ list as well as a 4-star rating by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Recently crowned the “Best New Artist” at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards, Varner, contributed her writing skills to Miguel’s seductive song “Use Me” from his critically acclaimed sophomore effort, Kaleidoscope Dream, and counts the FLOTUS Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, amongst her fans.
Currently on the Trey Songz “Chapter V World Tour,” Varner will close out her stellar year as the opening act on rapper NaS headlining New Year’s Eve concert at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on December 31st.
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