American rapper, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Qveen Herby has released a new song, “Cruella”, off her thirteenth extended play (EP) titled, “Mad Qveen.”
Born and raised in Seward, Nebraska, she first gained fame as part of the music duo Karmin. Qveen Herby began her musical career as a member of pop duo Karmin, with now-husband Nick Noonan, releasing cover songs on YouTube.
The duo signed with Epic Records and released their debut EP, Hello, on May 7, 2012, to poor reviews from critics; Despite this, the EP was a commercial success supplemented by two hit singles: “Brokenhearted” peaked at number 16 on US Billboard Hot 100 charts, and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, while “Hello” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs charts in the United States.
The duo followed Hello up by their debut full-length studio album, Pulses (2014), which saw less commercial success, and was supplemented by the single “Acapella”.
Following the conclusion of promotion for Pulses, Karmin left Epic Records and began releasing music independently. They released a slew of singles from 2014 to 2016 in anticipation of a second studio album. These included “Sugar”, “Yesterday”, “Along the Road”, “Didn’t Know You”, and “Come with Me (Pure Imagination)”.
In 2016, Karmin released the Sugar EP in collaboration with Wild Culture. It features three remixes of “Sugar” and a remix of Riley Pearce’s single “Brave”. The duo released their second studio album, Leo Rising, on September 9, 2016.
Following the duo’s hiatus in 2017, Qveen Herby began the solo project, Qveen Herby, which incorporated R&B and hip hop influences.
Qveen Herby released her first solo extended play, EP 1 on June 2, 2017, preceded by the single “Busta Rhymes”.
Qveen Herby released her lead single for debut album named, Juice, on April 16, 2021. Herby announced the debut album title, named A Woman, and the release date on April 27, 2021. Herby eventually released her debut album A Woman on May 21, 2021, alongside with second single and a music video named, Naughty Girl. She released her debut album, A Woman on May 21, 2021.