Angelique Andree Meunier (born February 14, 1985), more commonly known by her professional name “Havana Brown” or “DJ Havana Brown,” is an Australian DJ, singer, recording artist, songwriter, and producer. In 2008, Brown signed with Island Records Australia as a DJ for the record company and started releasing paperback albums.
Brown made her first appearance as a singer in 2011, with the single “We Run the Night”, which reached number five on the Australian Aria Singles Chart and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Australia (ARIA). The single earned Brown two ARIA Music Award nominations for Breakthrough Artist Single and Highest Selling Single.
Brown’s debut studio album Flashing Lights came out on October 11, 2013, and reached number one on the Australian Albums Chart. Featuring collaborations with RedOne, R3hab, Cassie Davis, Snob Scrilla, and Afrojack, the album’s previous singles include “We Run the Night”, “Big Banana”, and “You’ll Be Mine”. The album itself was in the works for some time.
On 27 March 2014, Brown released the single “Whatever We Want”, which peaked at number 35 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Brown’s next single “Better Not Said” was released on 9 September 2014 and peaked at number 79. In January 2015, she released her eleventh lead single “No Ordinary Love”, which is a dance version of Sade’s song of the same name.
On July 24, 2015, Brown released her single, titled “Battle Cry,” featuring guest vocals by Bebe Rexha and Savi. In 2018, she released the hip hop influenced single “Glimpse” (feat. Rich the Kid). Originally, the single was the lead single from her then-upcoming EP. “Cookie” (feat. Veronica Vega) was released on May 10, 2019, as the second single from the then-upcoming EP.
On 18 October 2019, Brown released the hit single “All Day.” It incorporates pop music and R&B sounds and has traces of electronic genres.