The Voice returns Monday, Sept. 24 with a coaching quartet of Rebe McEntire, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Niall Horan.
Here’s more about Ms. Monét:
* She was born Conesha Monét Owens, a Bay Area / California native who now lives in Vegas and bills herself as The Monificent.
* She can back up that claim with an impressive musical resume, both as a background singer and headlining artist.
* Ms. Monét has been a part of two Grammy wins. She sang backgrounds on Celine Dion’s 1998 Song of the Year “My Heart Will Go On.” And she was a featured artist on the winning 2016 classical record “Ask Your Mama.”
* She sang at Joe Biden’s pre-inaugural family party in 2008, at President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball the same year and performed “Let’s Stay Together” alongside Jennifer Hudson at his re-election in 2012.
* According to her web bio, Ms. Monét toured as a background singer with Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Huey Lewis and the News, Queen Latifah, Kenny Loggins and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.
* She’s featured on the duet “Always” with Johnny Mathis on his 2008 album, “A Night to Remember.”
* As a solo artist, she has enjoyed a seven-week residency in Las Vegas and be named a headline performer at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.
* She has a quartet of singles available on streaming sites, including “At This Moment,” “Wonderful U,” and “Kickin’ Back in Brooklyn.” She also released a 2016 blues EP called “Keep on Walking” that’s still available on Apple Music.
* “Breathe Love” is her most recent single, having dropped in October 2021. You can check it out below.
* In an interview with Shoutout LA earlier this year, Ms. Monét says: “I’ve always wanted to perform or do something within the arts. It’s what came natural. Growing up in a musical family, it was innate, that I’d end up as the artist that I am now. … My voice is my gift, it’s my ministry, and my goal is to continue spread it around worldwide.”