Who is Priscilla Renea Hamilton?
American singer and songwriter Priscilla Renea Hamilton (born September 14, 1988), better known by her stage name Muni Long (pronounced “money long”).
In 2009, Capitol Records distributed her self-titled debut solo studio album under her own name.
She spent the next decade creating hit songs for other singers, including Rihanna’s “California King Bed,” Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Love So Soft,” Ariana Grande’s “Imagine,” and Pitbull’s “Timber,” which topped the charts worldwide and featured Kesha.
Coming back to her solo career, Hamilton released Coloured (2018) on Thirty Tigers and Sony Music, which saw her experimenting with Americana and country soul.
She signed a record deal with Def Jam Recordings when her debut single, “Hrs and Hrs,” which she released under the stage name Muni Long, reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Best New Artist, Best R&B Song (“Hrs & Hrs”), and Best R&B Performance are only three of the four Grammy categories in which she has been nominated throughout her career (“Hrs & Hrs”).
Her contributions on H.E.R.’s Back of My Mind (2021) also earned her a nomination for Album of the Year.
She was given the name Priscilla Renea when she was born in 1988 in Gifford, Florida.
He served in the Navy, and she grew up hearing stories about him.
She claims to have started singing when she was two years old, but she didn’t feel confident performing publicly until she was much older.
One day, she stumbled upon YouTube and promptly started uploading videos of herself singing in her bedroom.
Her debut video was a cover of “Cry Me a River” that she entered into a contest for the chance to perform with Justin Timberlake at the Grammys.
She created her own music and taped videos of herself singing the dictionary.
After gaining a following of over 30,000 subscribers, she was invited to appear on MTV’s Say What? Karaoke.
Life on the Individual Level
Since leaving Florida, Long has made stops in Atlanta and Los Angeles home.
She was just given the lupus diagnosis.
She has said that her legal troubles, disagreements with prior management, and the “whirlwind of being dismissed, re-signed, then dropped again from a label” were all important influences on her work.
Supergiant Records, named after “the largest star in the galaxy,” is her own record label.
Her experience of being “kicked out of her family’s house as a teenager” served as the inspiration for her song “Family Tree.”
At the same time as Jake Owen was a student there, she was a student there.