Introducing 2021 Grammy Breakout Star – Mapy aka “The Violin Queen”
Award-winning violinist, singer and fashion icon Mapy, aka “The Violin Queen” who grew up in one of the poorest areas in France shared the stage and stole the spotlight at the 2021 Grammy Awards with 6x Grammy nominated rapper DaBaby. Following the one-of-a-kind performance, Mapy will now release her new single drawing inspiration from her Caribbean lineage.
Mapy garnered a name for herself through her successful collaborations, having performed with Grammy winner Pharrell Williams on the Ellen show, performances at Paris Fashion Week for Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, headlining and performing with French Montana at the 2019 St Kitts Music Festival, as well as her successful YouTube channel “Mapy” which has nearly 150K subscribers and 12.5+ million views.
Celebrated and praised by titans in the music industry like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, French Montana, Future, DJ Khaled, Tory Lanez, Young Thug, and Snoop Dogg, Mapy is taking everything she has learned from artist she has collaborated with and looks up to for the release of her upcoming single! When Mapy plays her instrument, she takes on the role of a cultural ambassador who is determined to challenge the status quo, and use her violin as her tool to introduce the world to Caribbean music.
Like her love for the violin and music, Mapy’s interest in fashion began at a young age. Through her work as a violinist, she was invited to perform at some of the biggest shows in Paris Fashion Week including Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent. Mapy was also noticed and praised at this year’s Grammy Awards on the red carpet for her fun and flirtatious look that even caught the eye of GLAMOUR for embracing her baby hairs and highlighting them with diamonds. Mapy also has plans to take her love of the fashion industry and fusing it with her style to create some of the most unique merch for her fans.
At the age of 6, the violinist began cultivating her gift at the Conservatory in Paris, France. Her mother worked hard and made countless sacrifices to pay for violin lessons. Mapy spent many years practicing and learning as much as she could until she discovered a way to infuse a classical instrument with the vibe of Hip Hop, Reggae and Soca.
The now known “Violin Queen” struggled to earn her crown, and was taunted for making a mockery of the violin. Her look and sound choice was not widely accepted, but Mapy began to accept herself and with confidence pursued her own dream by moving to the United States to pursue her career even further.