Millionaires (group)

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Millionaires

Melissa Marie (left), Dani Artaud (center) and Allison Green (far right) in 2008.
Background information
OriginHuntington Beach, California[1]
GenresElectropop, crunkcore, hip-hop[2][3]
Years active2007–present
WebsiteFacebook
Members
Melissa Marie Green (2007–present)
Allison Green (2007–present)
Past members
Dani Artaud (2007–2010)
 
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Millionaires

Melissa Marie (left), Dani Artaud (center) and Allison Green (far right) in 2008.
Background information
OriginHuntington Beach, California[1]
GenresElectropop, crunkcore, hip-hop[2][3]
Years active2007–present
WebsiteFacebook
Members
Melissa Marie Green (2007–present)
Allison Green (2007–present)
Past members
Dani Artaud (2007–2010)

Millionaires is a group consisting of two sisters, Melissa Marie and Allison Green. The group, formed in August 2007, is widely known for mixing heavily explicit lyrics with a heavy electropop backing. Their image and lyrics have generated strong controversy, but they still maintain moderate mainstream success[citation needed] and have a large, dedicated fan base. The group has released three EPs and a single "Stay the Night", which managed to chart briefly in UK. Their debut album is due to be released in 2012.

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History

Beginnings (2007–2010)

Millionaires started in late Summer 2007 "as an accident" when sisters Melissa and Allison Green used GarageBand.[1] The song was titled "I Like Money",[1] and the teens created a corresponding Myspace profile, Millionaires. Third member, Dani Artaud, joined the band after Melissa Marie invited her. Later, they created their second song, entitled "Hoe Down".[citation needed]

At the time of their Myspace debut, they were considering releasing an EP with the title of 'La La Love' or 'Girls with Guns' containing their GarageBand hits.[citation needed] This plan dissolved, they had a new EP plan with the title of 'Shit Bitch' which was later released as Bling Bling Bling![citation needed] The five songs that made it to the EP were re-edited by Mark Maxwell. Many of the Myspace released songs did not make the EP.

They began to perform shows locally and traveled only small distances for shows. They got spots in music festivals such as Rockin' Roots, Bamboozle Left 2008, and Audio Overload 2008. By July 2008, they were ready to tour and they went out on their first tour co-headlining with Breathe Carolina across the West coast. Later in July, they headlined the Get F$cked Up tour. That same month, they performed their Myspace hit "I Move It" on MTV's TRL as part of On the Radar,[4] a segment where popular unsigned bands perform.

They made a short song titled "Ooh Uh Huh", which became the theme song for MTV's reality show A Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins.[5] Their song "Hey Rich Boy" was also used as the theme for MTV's Teen Cribs. Their song "Alcohol" was also featured on the soundtrack for the third series of Skins. Their songs "I Like Money" and "I Move It" was featured on the MTV show My Life as Liz. Their cover of Chic's song "Le Freak" is featured on the MTV movie Turn the Beat Around.

The girls returned in January and February 2009 on their Just Got Paid, Let's Get Laid tour, which sold out every date. They also teamed up with hardcore techno DJ S3RL and made the Myspace release Martinis & Mixed Feelings, for which an electro/techno remix was made as well. On June 23, 2009, they released a new EP, titled Just Got Paid, Let's Get Laid, which contains three songs from Bling Bling Bling! and two new tracks. A clip of the song "Prom Dress" was released on the Popjustice website on December 8, 2009.[6] Their Christmas song "Rated Xmas" was released on December 16. Later, Dani Artaud left the pop group. It was stated that the band "just wasn't for her". The three remain civil.

Debut album, mixtape and relationships (2011–present)

Melissa and Allison entered the studio in mid-September and began recording their first full-length album. In September 2011, they stated on Facebook that they had already recorded three songs. In October, a leaked demo, titled "Gangstar", appeared online. Also at their recent show in Vegas (11/4/11), they performed their recently released song titled "Boss Bitch". They have finished recording the album and it is now going into its production and mastering stage.

Blood on the Dance Floor & Millionaires are supposedly going to do a song together but it is unknown if it is still set to happen. They have also been working on a hook with Waka Flocka Flame for their track together. Their first confirmed single from their upcoming album is titled "Drinks on Me" and was released on January 31, 2012 on iTunes; this song is also going to have a music video.

As of May 15th, 2012 their new mixtape Your Girl Does Party was released. It was produced by Khris Lorenz. Their first full length album date is still undecided, however In a recent interview with Hollywood Waste's FANSWERS Melissa stated, "We have it ready, all the songs are, like, ready to go and that's why we're just waiting for everyone to tell us when the 'right time' to do it is."

Millionaires 3D

There is an upcoming 3D documentary titled Millionaires 3D due to be released in November on youtube. The film will also feature numerous concerts from the band. Small musical clips can be found on youtube of the film.

Tours

Millionaires have headlined four tours: the "Get F$cked Up" tour from July to August 2008 with Hyper Crush, Brokencyde, And Then There Were None, and The Arrival; the "Just Got Paid, Let's Get Laid" tour in January and February 2009 with Cash Cash, I Set My Friends On Fire, and Watchout! Theres Ghosts; the Ka$h 4 Ku$h Tour with Brokencyde, Kill Paradise and The Hit; and their tour, the I Get Around Tour from June to July 2011 with Breathe Electric, Christian TV, Set It Off, and Big Heed and ALIen on select dates. Their latest tours the Loaded Tour with Mickey Avalon lasted from June 3rd to July 1st 2012, and the #Your Girl Does Party Tour which they are currently on will last from July 2nd to July 18th 2012.

Discography

EPs
Mixtapes

References