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Sexy & Successful: Anjulie

Jul 29, 2013

Singer and Songwriter

She has a uniquely melodic voice and disarmingly frank lyrics. Singer and songwriter Anjulie is a new presence on the music scene. The Los Angeles-based songwriter is the youngest of four children raised by Indian-Guyanese parents in Oakville, Ontario. Anjulie grew up with diverse musical sounds at home with everything from Afro-Caribbean calypso, reggae and South American Latin music to the pop and rock. She has worked on several songs with Jon Levine, keyboardist for Toronto-based funk-pop band The Philosopher Kings, whom she met while doing an internship at Metalworks recording studio in Toronto. She got fired for hanging out with a client, but ended up getting a creative partner instead! In 2005, the pair wrote two songs for actress-singer Emma Roberts’ debut album Unfabulous and More. Anjulie also wrote a track on the Philosopher Kings’ album 2006 album Castles and penned “Don’t Call Me Baby,” which became a Billboard Top 10 hit in Canada for songstress Kreesha Turner. Anjulie's debut single, "Boom" was released in November 2008 and her self-titled debut album came out in 2009. She was nominated for the 2009 MTV Video Music Award for "Best Breakthrough Artist in a Video."


Zodiac sign: Gemini/Taurus. I'm right on the cusp.

Relationship status: Single.

Best way to unwind: Curb My Enthusiasm and a cup of yerba mate.

Fave Bollywood movie: I haven’t seen one yet. Any recommendations?

Favourite Hollywood movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Favourite book: Quiet Days in Clichy by Henry Miller.

Guilty pleasure: I don't feel guilty about feeling pleasure.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why? Mind reading. I want to know people’s secrets.

What is on your iPod? The new Mika record, Radiohead's OK Computer and David Bowie's "I Wish I Was English”.

Something quirky about you no one would know: I am a hermit. I'm terrified of social situations.

Best personal feature and why: I'm a good food taster. Really, I am.

Best feature on the opposite sex: A good cook. Then honesty, trust, et cetera.

Celebrity crush: Jon Hamm, hands down.

If you had to choose, would it be Romance or Hot Sex? A little of column A, a little of column B.

Three things you can’t live without: A sense of humour, a vibrator and pepper spray. Not in that order.

Most memorable professional moment: Being nominated for an MTV Video Music Award and sitting in the audience meters away from Madonna and Janet Jackson.

Most valuable life lesson: Patience. Still learning it.

Motto you live by: What doesn't kill me only makes me sing harder.



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