Clique Girlz Biography
2004–2007: as Clique
In 2004, Ariel Moore met sisters Destinee and Paris Monroe at school, and developed a friendship. Then, the three started to perform together as a group, named Clique (before they were signed), with the Monroes' mother, Lenore, as their manager. The girls were found on myspace by producer/songwriter Eddie Galan and developed as artists with Galan, and started brushing up their voices and tuning instruments for a 10 song Demo CD. A couple of the songs have been posted online, such as "Worth The Wait," "Parents Don't Understand," "What Happened To You," and "Girl Who Rules The World." The remaining songs have either been uploaded online as clips or aren't available anywhere. Later, the rising to stardom group recorded the song "Lemonade" for Alex's Lemonade with the label Rhino (a part of Warner Bros. Records), which is now available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, (etc.)
In 2006, the group attended a "meet and greet" before a Backstreet Boys concert, where band member Howie D invited them to open the show. They opened for other artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, The Click Five, Kirk Franklin, The Jonas Brothers, and The Cheetah Girls.
At the beginning of 2007, they left their hometown to go to Hollywood for a meeting and never left. Jimmy Iovine signed them to his Interscope label. The name of the group was changed to Clique Girlz due to there was already a group called "Clique" On March 28, 2008, they went toTokyo, Japan to work on their first full length album, Incredible. The following month, they released a three-song EP. That summer the girls did several shows at Six Flags and other venues opening for artists including Drake Bell and Demi Lovato, performing songs from the girls' upcoming album. They later traveled to Japan for the second time to promote their upcoming album. They appeared on several Japanese TV shows and performed at the MTV Vibrations 2008. Their first studio album, Incredible, was released August 27, 2008 in Japan.
They performed at the Fourth of July Philadelphia Fireworks Show and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and also participated in special events including the Grammys, Kids Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and MTV Movie Awards.
Music videos for the songs "Then I Woke Up", "Incredible", and "You Think" were filmed the same year and the girls did several TV appearances on shows like The Today Show, performing songs like "Incredible", "The Difference In Me" and "Then I Woke Up".
An acoustic version of their song "Incredible" was included in the AT&T Team USA Olympic Soundtrack 2008. The girls were also the official opening act for the Cheetah Girls nation-wide "One World Tour".
2009: New lineup
On January 24, 2009, Tommy2.Net reported that Ariel Moore had left the group. Then on January 31, auditions were held at Center Staging in Burbank, CA to find a new member. On that same day, Ariel Moore posted a video on YouTube announcing that she had left the group for personal reasons. In late February, pictures from a photo shoot for Baby Bottle Pop surfaced featuring the new member, Sara Diamond. On February 27, they confirmed on their website that Diamond joined the group and did their first ever interview with Tommy2.Net. Diamond left the group in late April.