Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 5: Actress singer, and dancer Kat Graham - "The Vampire Diaries," "Put Your Graffiti On Me" - is 24-years-old today.

Katerina Alexandre Graham was born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in Los Angeles, California. Graham's father was a music executive and the godfather of two of Quincy Jones' children. Her paternal grandfather was a UN Ambassador.

Graham began her career in the entertainment industry at age six. She appeared in many commercials, and at the age of 15, caught the eye of choreographer Fatima Robinson, and was asked to perform at the BET Awards as a background dancer for lil' Bow Wow.

Graham followed her BET Awards appearance with work as a background dancer for Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Jamie Foxx, and choreographers Hi-Hat and Michael Rooney. At 17, Graham participated in a national marketing campaign to advertise Coca-Cola's soft drink Fanta; appearing in the marketing campaign as Capri, and also as Strawberry as a  member of the made-up group the "Fantanas.”

Graham has appeared in various music videos. In 2002 she wrote a song entitled "Derailed" which was featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme film of the same title. In 2006 Graham pursued a career as a musical artist.

Graham's big break came in 2007 when she was featured on "The Donque Song" and "I Got It From My Mama" on Grammy Award Winner Rapper's third studio album Songs About Girls. In April 2010 the song "My Boyfriends Back" released on YouTube and got over 1 million views In October 2010 Graham released her debut single "Sassy.” The track failed to chart.

Kat then released covers of artists such as Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. Graham contributed a cover of the Garbage song "Only Happy When It Rains" to The Vampire Diaries soundtrack. In March 2011 Graham released another single titled "I Want It All.” The music video premiered in May 2011.

In February 2012 Graham signed a recording contract with A&M Octone Records. In March 2012 she released her first single "Put Your Graffiti On Me" which premiered on That same month the official music video premiered and as of October 19, 2012 has reached over 4.8 million views on YouTube. The song peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

On May 29 Graham released her first EP Against The Wall which debuted at #54 on the iTunes Music Album Chart. The second single taken from her debut EP is the track "Wanna Say.” She also appeared on the song "Dog Day Afternoon" from the Ras Kass & Doc Hollywood free collaborative digital album "Spit No Evil.”

On June 25, 2013 Kat Graham allowed five fans to release the name of her new single on twitter, and released the single premiere of "Power" at the next day. The song is Kat's first official single from her debut album, which will be released later this year.

For more about Kat, visit her Website at -


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