Anjulie (born Anjulie Persaud; May 21, 1983) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Anjulie was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario, and is the youngest of four children. She attended St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary school. Her parents are both Indo-Guyanese, her grandparents having immigrated to Guyana from India. Anjulie's background and what she calls her "racial ambiguity" led to isolation while growing up; in middle school, she said, "the black kids would be on one side and the white kids would be on the other... so I would mostly hang out by myself and write". However, though "it was hard that didn't fit in", she decided to embrace her differences and was driven to "carve own niche". Anjulie became "obsessed with music" and was inspired to become a performer after watching Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope Tour. She opened for Jesse McCartney during his United States tour in 2009. Her unreleased singles, "Rain", "Crazy That Way", and "The Heat" have been featured on the MTV television series The Hills and "Addicted2Me" on The City. The single "Boom" has been featured on ABC's Eastwick, The CW's Melrose Place,The Vampire Diaries, and Canada's Next Top Model. Anjulie has toured with Shwayze and Bobby Ray aka B.o.B., toured Fall/Winter (2009–2010) with Raphael Saadiq, and opened for Hedley on their tour in support of Storms. Anjulie is currently working on her latest international album that will include the tracks "White Lights", "Brand New Bitch" (also known as "Brand New Chick"), "Stand Behind the Music", "Headphones", and "You and I". In 2011, "Brand New Bitch" was certified as a platinum digital download in Canada for over 80,000 units sold, and was nominated for Dance Recording of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards. In support of her new single "You and I", Anjulie is embarking on a 2012 You and I Tour, with shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Montréal. It was announced that Universal Republic Records was going defunct, making artists from that label including Anjulie move from the roster to Republic Records making the label itself revived. Anjulie began composing her own music as a teenager. She wrote the song "Say Goodbye to Jr. High", contributed background vocals and played percussion for the CD Unfabulous and More. Her debut album was co-written and produced by Jon Levine of The Philosopher Kings. Anjulie wrote the single "Don't Call Me Baby" by Canadian recording artist Kreesha Turner which reached number eight on Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 in 2008 and number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart. She co-wrote the single "I Want You" with its performer Fefe Dobson. Music videos have been released and the song appears on Dobson's album, Joy (2010). "I Want You" has appeared on various projects ranging from promos for TV shows to promos for films to even a version recorded in Simlish for the PC game The Sims 3: World Adventures. Anjulie's music is featured in the 2009 movie/musical Fame. She wrote and performed "Big Things" which plays during the opening scene of the film. "Stand Behind The Music" was covered by Cher Lloyd in 2012 for her album Sticks & Stones. Anjulie also co-wrote "The Boys" by Nicki Minaj. Influences on Anjulie's music are as varied as Janet Jackson, Annie Lennox, Lauryn Hill, U2, and Prince. Released on August 4, 2009, Anjulie's self-titled CD reached number two on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and number 108 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The album's first single "Boom", released in 2008, reached number one on the US Dance chart in 2009. Remixes of follow-up "Love Songs" reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart in October 2009. "Rain" debuted on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart in November 2009 at number forty-eight. After nine weeks on the chart it reached a peak of three.