With a cosign from First Lady Michelle Obama, it is no wonder 23-year-old Elle Varner is the next big voice! The curly haired songstress released her debut album Perfectly Imperfect in August and established herself as an R&B angel in the process.
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Varner was born into the music business with two songwriters for parents, but she has never taken the talents embedded in her DNA for granted. When she was only 13 years-old Elle sat in on one of her father’s recording sessions. Not impressed with what she was hearing, Elle argued him down, claiming one of his songs sucked. He left her in the studio for an hour, charging her with the task of writing a better one. When he returned, not only had Elle written a new song but she then sang and recorded the record. Elle was voted “Most Likely to Win a Grammy,” and “Most Likely to Get Signed” by her High School class.
Well on her way to those accomplishments, Varner’s first single “Only Wanna Give It To You” peaked at number 20 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard Charts. She was listed as one of TheBoomBox’s “15 Artists to Watch,” and featured in BET’s Music Matters campaign. We can’t wait to see this young starlet grow into a superstar.
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1. Elle Varner 
performing at The Apollo Theater in New York City (Jan 2010)
2. Elle Varner 
backstage at The Apollo Theater in New York City (Jan 2010)
3. Elle Varner 
at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe during the 2011 Film Festival in Utah (Jan 2011)
4. Elle Varner 
at the Tommy Hilfiger Prep World Launch Party in New York City (May 2011)
5. Elle Varner 
at the JuicyMagOnline.com launch party in New York (Aug 2011)
6. Elle Varner and Angela Simmons
at the unveiling of Angela's PETA campaign in New York (Sept 2011)