Anjulie Persaud[6] (born May 21, 1983), known as Anjulie, is a Canadian, Guyanese singer and songwriter, of Indian-origin, who has released one self-titled album,[7] and has collaborated with Diplo, Zedd, Boombox Cartel, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, TheFatRat, Benny Benassi among others.[8] Her music has been featured on HBO, ABC, NBC and MTV.[9]

A woman singing into a microphone
Anjulie performing in 2010
Background information
Birth nameAnjulie Persaud
Born (1983-05-21) May 21, 1983 (age 36)[1][2][3]
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Years active2007–present
Associated acts


Early lifeEdit

Anjulie was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario,[10] and is the youngest of four children. She attended St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary school.

Music careerEdit

Anjulie became "obsessed with music" and was inspired to become a performer after watching Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope Tour.[11] She opened for Jesse McCartney during his United States tour in 2009.[12][13] The songs, "Rain", "Crazy That Way", and "The Heat" were featured on the MTV television series The Hills[14] and "Addicted2Me" on The City.[13] The single "Boom" has been featured on ABC's Eastwick, The CW's Melrose Place,[15] The Vampire Diaries,[16][17] and Canada's Next Top Model.[18]

Anjulie has toured with Shwayze and B.o.B.,[19][20] toured Fall/Winter (2009–2010) with Raphael Saadiq,[17] and opened for Hedley on their tour in support of Storms.[21]

In 2011 the songs "White Lights", "Brand New Bitch" (also known as "Brand New Chick"), "Stand Behind the Music",[22] "Headphones",[23] 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,[24] and was nominated for Dance Recording of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards.[25] In support of her new single "You and I", Anjulie embarked on a You and I Tour in 2012.[26] 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.[27]

Anjulie would later co-write and sing "Arrows in the Dark" on the Cash Cash album Blood, Sweat & 3 Years, which was released in 2016.[28][29]

Songwriting and productionEdit

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.[30]

Anjulie wrote the single "Don't Call Me Baby" by Canadian recording artist Kreesha Turner together with two other songs on the album Passion.[31]

She co-wrote the single "I Want You" with its performer Fefe Dobson,[32] that appears on Dobson's album, Joy (2010).[33] Anjulie's music is featured in the 2009 movie/musical Fame. She wrote and performed "Big Things"[34] 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.[35]

Anjulie also co-wrote "The Boys" by Nicki Minaj.[36]


  • Anjulie (2009)
  • Into The Fire (with VINAI) (2016)

Chart performanceEdit

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.[7] The album's first single "Boom", released in 2008,[37] reached number one on the US Dance chart in 2009.[18][38] Remixes of follow-up "Love Songs" reached the Top 10 on the US Hot Dance/Club Play chart in October 2009.[39]

"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.[7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Simpson, Matt. "Anjulie – Anjulie". Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Horowitz, Joanna (November 13, 2009). "Anjulie mixes musical styles into a lot of fun". Seattle Times. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Boom: Anjulie Sits Down With StyledOn". November 5, 2009. Archived from the original on June 14, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Anjulie". Facebook. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Iqbal, Phylis J. Exclusive Interview With Up and Coming Songstress Anjulie Archived March 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine June 30, 2009
  6. ^ Barker, Victoria (May 11, 2010). "My heritage inspires me, says Anjulie". AsiaOne. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c Billboard Album Chart History
  8. ^ "Anjulie (writing credits)". Discogs. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
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  10. ^ "Getting fired turned into a big opportunity for singer-songwriter Anjulie". Metro. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Anjulie - Who is Anjulie - Bio, Videos and Pictures on". MuchMusic. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  12. ^ Pritchard, Trevor (July 27, 2009). "Getting fired works out for Anjulie". Toronto Sun.
  13. ^ a b Bhansali, Akshay (February 27, 2009). "Jesse McCartney Fans Can Vouch: Keep An Eye On Anjulie!". MTV Newsroom.
  14. ^ Anderson, Jacqui (March 16, 2009). "Q&A: Anjulie Boom". Tampa Bay Metromix.
  15. ^ MelroSe Place! Eastwick! Fame! Whip It!! Anjulie blog. October 1, 2009.
  16. ^ Brockington, Ryan (October 9, 2009). "The week's best music on TV". New York Post. "Vampire Diaries" - Episode 1.5 "You're Undead To Me".
  17. ^ a b "Anjulie Joins Raphael Saadiq for Upcoming U.S. Tour! And, "Boom" Nominated for Best Video Woodie at mtvU's Woodie Awards". October 8, 2009. Archived from the original on August 13, 2011.
  18. ^ a b "SONY/ATV goes "Boom" with Anjulie" (PDF). Music Publisher Canada. Vol. 8, No. 3. Summer 2009.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Shwayze confirm Australian headline shows, and you could be there!". February 3, 2010. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012.
  20. ^ Bhansali, Akshay, Anjulie Says Madonna Inspired New Video 'Rain' MTV Newsroom. October 1, 2009.
  21. ^ Bell, Mike (March 21, 2012). "Hedley Storms Saddledome and Lets Good Times Roll". Calgary Herald.
  22. ^ Saxberg, Lynn (March 12, 2012). "Anjulie is Canada's Brand New Chick". Canada. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  23. ^ Hilton, Perez (August 21, 2012). "Put On Your Headphones And RAWK OUT To Anjulie!".
  24. ^ "Canadian certifications – Anjulie – Brand New Chick/Bitch". Music Canada.
  25. ^ a b "Dance Recording of the Year: Yearly summary: 2012". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  26. ^ Anjulie. "BUY TIX HERE!! You and I Tour Vancouver Calgary Winnipeg Thunder Bay Toronto Montreal »". Retrieved November 15, 2012.
  27. ^ "Anjulie now with Republic". Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  28. ^ "Cash Cash Announces Debut Album, Premieres Infectious 'How to Love' Single: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  29. ^ "Cash Cash Enlist Sofia Reyes for Banging 'How to Love'". Fuse. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  30. ^ "Anjulie - Anjulie". Discogs. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  31. ^ "Kreesha Turner - Passion". Discogs. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  32. ^ "I Want You". ASCAP. Retrieved September 4, 2009.
  33. ^ "Fefe Dobson - Joy". Discogs. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  34. ^ "Fame – Complete Soundtrack Track Listing". Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  35. ^ "Cher Lloyd - Sticks & Stones". Discogs. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  36. ^ "The Boys - Nicki Minaj | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  37. ^ Concord Music Group: Anjulie Goes 'Boom' Archived June 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine 07 November 2008.
  38. ^ "Anjulie - Concord Music Group". Concord Music Group. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  39. ^ "Artists - Top Music Artists and Bands". Billboard. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  40. ^ 2009 MTV Video Music Awards: Breakthrough Video
  41. ^ 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards: Best Video Woodie

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