Clique Girlz

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Clique Girlz
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The group onstage in 2008
Background information
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2004–2009
Labels Interscope Records
Universal Records
Associated acts Destinee & Paris
Website destineeandparis.com
Past members Destinee Monroe (2004–2009)
Paris Monroe (2004–2009)
Ariel Moore (2004–2009)
Sara Diamond (2009)

Clique Girlz was an American girl group consisting of sisters Destinee and Paris Monroe and Ariel Moore and later, Sara Diamond. The original group was Destinee, Paris, and Ariel. In 2009, Ariel left the group for unnamed private reasons which resulted in Sara joining the group. The group split up in 2009 when Sara Diamond left the group in 2009.

2004–2007: as Clique[edit]

In 2004, Destinee and Paris Monroe formed a group with their childhood friend-Ariel Moore whom they met at school.[1][2] Then, the three started to perform together as a group, named Clique (before they were signed), with the Monroes' mother, Lenore, as their manager. The group recorded the song "Lemonade" for Alex's Lemonade with the label Rhino (a part of Warner Bros. Records), which is now available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, (etc.)

In concert, band member Howie D invited them to open a show.[3] They opened for other artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, The Click Five, Kirk Franklin, The Jonas Brothers, and The Cheetah Girls.

2007–2009: Incredible[edit]

The original lineup of Ariel, Paris, and Destinee

At the beginning of 2007, they left their hometown to go to Hollywood for a meeting and never left.[2][4] Jimmy Iovine signed them to his Interscope label.[5][6] The name of the group was changed to Clique Girlz because there was already a group called "Clique". On March 28, 2008, they went to Tokyo, Japan to work on their first full length album, Incredible.[5] The following month, they released a three-song EP. That summer the girls did several shows at Six Flags and other venues opening for artists including Drake Bell and Demi Lovato,[7] performing songs from the girls' upcoming album. They later traveled to Japan for the second time to promote their upcoming album. They appeared on several Japanese TV shows and performed at the MTV Vibrations 2008.[8] Their first studio album, Incredible, was released August 27, 2008 in Japan.[9]

They performed at the Fourth of July Philadelphia Fireworks Show and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,[6] and also participated in special events including the Grammys, Kids Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and MTV Movie Awards.[3]

Music videos for the songs "Then I Woke Up",[10] "Incredible",[11] and "You Think" were filmed the same year and the girls did several TV appearances on shows like The Today Show, performing songs like "Incredible Produced By Andrew Lane (Drew Lane)", "The Difference In Me" and "Then I Woke Up".[12][13]

An acoustic version of their song "Incredible" was included in the AT&T Team USA Olympic Soundtrack 2008.[14] The girls were also the official opening act for the Cheetah Girls nation-wide "One World Tour".[5]

2009: New lineup[edit]

On January 24, 2009, Tommy2.Net reported that Ariel Moore had left the group.[15] On January 31, auditions were held at Center Staging in Burbank, CA to find a new member.[16] That same day, Ariel Moore posted a video on YouTube announcing that she had left the group for personal reasons that she would like to keep private.[17] In late February, pictures from a photo shoot for Baby Bottle Pop surfaced featuring the new member, Sara Diamond. On February 27, they confirmed on their website that Diamond joined the group and did their first ever interview with Tommy2.Net.[18] Diamond was let go by the group in late April due to unknown reasons.

2010-2013: Destinee & Paris[edit]

The Clique Girlz disbanded in 2009. In 2010, Destinee and Paris Monroe formed their own group, simply titled Destinee & Paris. The girls posted on their official website that their debut album (as a duo) would come out in late 2010. Also on their website, they posted snippets of 4 new songs from their upcoming album: "Go Your Own Way" (Cover from Fleetwood Mac), "Sweet Sarah," "It's Over," and "Heart of Mine." The girls shot the music video for their then second single, "Pretend," on Saturday, June 5, 2010. The release date as of August 2011 has not been confirmed, leading many to believe the video will not be released. The girls released a song for the "Despicable Me" movie soundtrack, "I'm on a Roll." On their Facebook page they said their album would be called "Heart of Mine" and they were going to be touring again soon.

Via Twitter, Destinee and Paris announced new single, "True Love," and was released on August 9, 2011. They also toured with Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour. "True Love" was released as scheduled on their MySpace page, then was released as a digital download on August 23, 2011.[19] It was also performed in one of the episodes of the Disney Channel Original Series, So Random on March 25, 2012.

On June 28, 2012, Destinee and Paris released 'Pretend' on YouTube.

The duo has now split in 2013 and are now working separately with solo careers.

Former members[edit]

Paris Monroe[edit]

Paris Quinn Monroe (2004–2009)[20] (born January 9, 1996) from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey[21][22][23] was described as the "princess" of the group, and her symbol was a crown, which she said she loved as a fashion statement.[1] Her signature color was pink. She was the youngest of the group. She also plays the piano. She was in a duo with her sister, Destinee. They were simply called Destinee & Paris. They have made new songs since they released their first song-True love. They have done more since True Love like Pretend, and I'm On A Roll and many more.

Destinee Monroe[edit]

Destinee Rae Monroe (2004–2009)[20] (born June 16, 1994) from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey[21][24][25] was described as the "rock girl" of the group. Her symbol was a star because when she was little she had something in her eye and her mom said it was a star.[1] Her signature color was blue. Destinee's hobbies include singing and playing guitar, violin and piano.[3][26] She was now in Destinee & Paris, a duo with her sister, Paris. Destinee & Paris was created in 2010, and wrote new songs. Their first song in this band was called True Love. They wrote many songs after this like Pretend, and I'm On A Roll.

Ariel Moore[edit]

Ariel Alexis Moore (2004–2009)[20] (born July 27, 1995.) Ariel's group symbol was hearts "because she always wants to help others and has a big heart",[27] and she has also said that she chose that symbol because she always liked to draw hearts.[1] Her signature color was purple.[27] Ariel's other hobbies are dancing and reading.[26] She is now singing with a new girl group-No More Drama-N.M.D. Later on/right now, she's on her own singing. A few of her songs:Living on the edge, Flip the frequency,and don't stop believing.

Sara Diamond[edit]

Sara Maxine Diamond (2009) (born January 5, 1995)[28] from Montreal, Quebec, Canada has been singing and performing since age five. She has also opened for singers Roberta Flack and Bonnie Tyler at Montreal's Bell Centre. She also acts, models, and plays piano. Her symbol was a heart, because she loves to care for people, and her color was red.[28] She was introduced as a member of the Clique Girlz in 2009, but has since left the group for unknown reasons.

Discography[edit]

  • 2008: Clique Girlz (EP)
  • 2008: Incredible (Japan only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Meet the Clique Girlz" (Video). ABC News. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Larsen, Peter (August 12, 2008). "The Clique Girlz are poised for tween stardom". The Star. Retrieved on July 23, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Hudak, Colleen; Michelle Hudak & Danielle Ventre (August 13, 2008). "Kidsday talks with The Clique Girls". exploreli.com. Retrieved on July 23, 2009.
  4. ^ Girlz being girls
  5. ^ a b c Meet the girls
  6. ^ a b Barnes, Brookes (January 28, 2009). "Sweet deal to promote tweeny-bop girl group". New York Times. Retrieved on July 23, 2009.
  7. ^ "Tour Archive". A&M Octone Records. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  8. ^ MTV Vibrations 08 Schedule
  9. ^ Album info at www.universal-music.co.jp
  10. ^ "Then I Woke Up" music video
  11. ^ "Incredible" music video
  12. ^ Clique Girlz perform their new single
  13. ^ Clique Girlz live
  14. ^ AT&T's Olympic Soundtrack Announced, out on August 8
  15. ^ "T2 Exclusive: We’ve learned that after a four year run with the Clique Girlz, Ariel Moore has decided to leave the group and their management". Tommy2.net. 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  16. ^ "Are you INCREDIBLE? The Clique Girlz will be holding auditions this Saturday in Burbank, CA". Tommy2.net. 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  17. ^ http://tommy2.net/content/? p=2265
  18. ^ "The hotline rings again! This time it’s Marti Dodson of Saving Jane". Tommy2.net. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  19. ^ True Love at Amazon.com
  20. ^ a b c Clique Girlz Filmz video
  21. ^ a b Shanfield, Sarah. "Clique Girlz just wanna have fun", Metro Boston, July 2, 2008. Accessed 2008-07-03. "It’s not easy to get Clique Girlz to sit down for an interview. So says their stage mom, as the three teens run down the docks to look at the boats in their hometown of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey."
  22. ^ "» Happy Birthday Paris Monroe". 9 January 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  23. ^ "» Paris Monroe". 9 January 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  24. ^ "Destinee Monroe Celebrates 15th Bday". Shine On Media. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  25. ^ "Teen Star Fan Club - Destinee Monroe". 13 September 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  26. ^ a b Popstarplus.com interview
  27. ^ a b The Clique Girlz Chat With KOL
  28. ^ a b Clique Girlz Interview at Tommy2.Net

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