When Monroe’s first solo music video for “Like I Do” hit YouTube, it created a fan frenzy… racking up more than 1.6 million views, half of them within the first 24 hours alone. His next four videos, “Hello Baby” “Every Night”, “Here With You”, and “Hush Hush” passed the million view mark just days after each video debut. He quickly garnered international radio/TV coverage as well as extensive features on Huffington Post, Forbes, Just Jared, MTV, CBS, and the December 2012 cover of Billboard Magazine. After embarking on a 20-city co-headlining tour across the US, “Here With You” officially broke the top 10 on the Billboard dance charts. Monroe was then asked to perform at KIIS FM’s Wango Tango, Logo’s New Next Now Awards, MTV’s OMA Awards, and the Queen Latifah Show, amongst other nationally aired engagements.
Monroe’s latest release music video was shot and directed in Bosnia by Academy Award winning director for best foreign film, Danis Tanovic. Co-written/produced by Monroe, the premiere of “Hush Hush” on MTV Buzzworthy/Hits propelled his title as one of MTV’s Top 10 Artists to Watch and ultimately landed him another top 10 single on the Billboard charts.
In early 2013, Monroe headed back into the studio to co-write/produce his first official solo album. Album collaborators include multi-Grammy winning producers and recording artists Ryan Tedder, Chris Brown, Sean Kingston and Senior VP of A&R for Def Jam, Bu Thiam (A&R for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne and Rihanna’s Talk That Talk). After co-writing the album’s lead single “Memory” with Chris Brown, the duo filmed the upcoming music video, set to release after the new year.
Monroe’s album is shaping up to be a stylistically varied collection of beat-driven songs with irresistible pop melodies, big choruses, and heartfelt lyrics that anyone who has ever loved and lost can relate to. Based in Los Angeles, Asher is currently splitting time between writing, recording, visiting radio stations, and prepping for his upcoming shows.