Exclusive Interview: Elle Varner Talks “Ellevation” EP, Self Growth, Independent Artist Journey, & More w/ @MFWERadio

Elle Varner is a Brooklyn, NY based Grammy-winning, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her relatable struggles with body image, relationships, and everyday life situations are some of the themes reflected in Elle’s music, creating a cult-like following from fans for the hip hop & soul singer.  In August 2011, she released the single “Only Wanna Give It to You,” featuring J. Cole(8.2+Mil views). The single, which reached Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.  Following the success of that single, Varner released the lyrically and sonically distinctive “Refill,”(27+ Mil views) which went top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. In 2012, Varner released the free mixtape, Conversational Lush, which received much critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone writing, “Varner is blessed with a raw, powerful voice that blends Alicia Keys’ wails and Faith Evans’ coos.”   Elle’s debut album titled Perfectly Imperfect was released August 2012, and debuted at #2 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Following her breakout debut, Varner continued creating music with an edgier and more vulnerable sound, lyrically and musically. Releasing four tracks in four weeks as part of her “4 Letter Word” series, the standout track “Fuck It All,” landed on the STARZ hit series POWER and created a slew of new fans. Elle won her first Grammy last year for her work with Chance the Rapper on his hit album Coloring Book. Checkout our latest & exclusive interview with Elle now !