ANGELA HUNTE WISNER was born in East Flatbush, New York. The Brooklyn-native developed a taste for all genres of music, but attributes her love of pop music to British radio. Growing up part-time on the island of Trinidad and Tobago [in the West Indies], she had access to a range of international sounds. As she got older, Angela was influenced by European artists including Phil Collins, Shirley Bassey, Sting and David Bowie.
At age 15, Hunte began her quest to become one of New York’s finest singer-songwriters. For seven years, she was mentored by Grammy Award-winning producer Salaam Remi. Remi helped the young songwriter acquire a contract with EMI Publishing to write exclusively in Europe.
In 2001, she moved to London and Sweden, where worked alongside some of Europe’s hottest producers. She fused her Brooklyn sound with London’s premiere music makers. Hunte quickly became known in the club scene when she discovered underground sounds including dubstep, drum & bass.
After nine years in Europe, Hunte was ready to take on the industry. Armed with an arsenal of international sounds and cultural experiences, she was determined to achieve the same success in her own territory.
During a writing trip to London in 2009, Hunte woke up feeling homesick and inspired by her beloved hometown, New York City. Later that day, Hunte co-wrote and co-produced what was to become New York City’s new anthem, Empire State of Mind. Performed by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, the record has become somewhat of an anthem for native New Yorkers.
Hunte quickly made her presence known among the elite writers when she won her first Grammy Award for Empire State of Mind in the category of “Best Rap Duo” in 2010.
She has since worked alongside artists including Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Miguel, P.Diddy, Nas, Melanie FIona ,Gyptian, Slightly Stoopid, Major Lazer, Danity Kane, Mutya Buena featuring Any Winehouse and many more.