June 16: Destinee Rae Monroe of Destinee & Paris and the Clique Girlz is 17 years-old today.

Destinee is from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. She was described as the "rock girl" of the group. Her symbol is a star because when she was little she had something in her eye and her mom said it was a star. Her favorite color is blue and she enjoys singing, playing guitar and piano.

In 2004 when Destinee was around ten, she and her younger sister Paris, met Ariel Moore at school. They quickly became friends and started to perform together as a group, named Clique. The girls developed a 10 song demo CD, with the songs, "Worth The Wait," "Parents Don't Understand," "What Happened To You," and "Girl Who Rules The World" posted online. Afterwards, they recorded the song "Lemonade" for Alex's Lemonade with Rhino, a division of Warner Bros. Records.

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In 2006, they were invited by band member Howie D to open a Backstreet Boys concert. They have since 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 moved to California, signed with Jimmy Iovine's Interscope label, and changed the group's name to Clique Girlz. In March 2008, they traveled to Tokyo, Japan to work on their studio 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 their album. They later traveled to Japan for the second time to promote the album. They appeared on several Japanese TV shows and performed at the MTV Vibrations 2008. Incredible, was released August 27, 2008 in Japan.

Afterwards, 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. The trio appeared the several TV shown including the The Today Show, performing "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."

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. In late February, Sara Diamond joined the group. She left in late April.

The Clique Girlz officially disbanded in 2009. In 2010, Destinee & Paris Monroe formed their own group, Destinee & Paris.

The girls posted on their new website that their new album will come out in late 2010. On DestineeandParis.com, they have snippents of four songs from their upcoming album: "Go Your Own Way" (Cover from Fleetwood Mac), "Sweet Sarah," "It's Over," and "Heart of Mine."

The sister duo shot the music video for their first single "Pretend" on June 5. The girls released a song for the soundtrack for the movie Despicable Me entitled "I'm On A Roll." On their Facebook page they said their album will be called Heart of Mine.

The sisters have been up on stage throughout the latest season of American Idol, singing backup for the contestants.



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