Asher Monroe takes us to the Balkans with his new video "Lonely Island."
Born in Arlington, Virginia in 1988, Asher started working professionally when he was seven years old. His first big break was at the age of seven when he landed the role of tiny teacup Chip in the national tour of the Broadway production of "Beauty and the Beast". He continued working on show after show to help support his family and ultimately went to New York City, where he attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York from 2000 to 2002, before moving to Los Angeles.
After starring in multiple roles on TV and film, Monroe signed on as a flagship artist to a new music label called D Empire in 2011. 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. Passing the million view mark days after the January 2012 release, his second music video "Hello Baby" led to features on the Huffington Post, Forbes, Just Jared and a slew of other trend-hunting sites. His third video "Every Night" (released in late February) surpassed the 2.5 million mark as Monroe embarked on a 20-city co-headlining tour across the U.S. After completing the tour, his August 2012 release of his first official radio single "Here With You" (a co-write with Grammy-winning producer Ryan Tedder) debuted on MTV Buzzworthy, landed Monroe the title as one of MTV's Top 10 Artists to Watch, and opened the doors to an album collaboration with Grammy-winning multi-platinum recording artist Chris Brown 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).