Destinee and Paris Monroe step outside their tour bus for a little sightseeing around Colonge, Germany on Tuesday afternoon (October 18). The girls are currently on tour with Britney Spears around Europe, along with Joe Jonas. Destinee and Paris dished to Access Hollywood, “It’s amazing being on tour with Britney. It’s a dream come true for us. We’ve always been huge fans and to share a stage with her is something we would have never imagined.”
TheSwedishpop duoproducedDestinee&Paris, consistingof AmericansistersDestineeand ParisMonroe, has been touringaround Europeas opening act forBritney Spears.This weekendthey werein Stockholm andimproveme.segotan exclusivechatwith the girls.
You are the sisters and work together, but what are your differences?
Destinee: We definitely have different personalities. I play tough, but just the sensitive of us. Paris pretend to be nice, but ...
Paris: I do not pretend! I am nice to everyone, but when it comes to business, I am certain.
Destinee: That's right, she is Miss a businesswoman. Naturally I listen to most, but I can say no if it is something that is important to me.
I read on your Twitter that you were a part of Stockholm before.
Destinee: Yes, we recorded our debut album here two years ago along with Swedish producer RedOne. He is an amazing producer and has really an ear for music. He is the best!
Paris: He has become as our brother and mentor, so it's great to be here again.
But you have also worked with other Swedish producers, right?
Destinee: Yes, our first single, "True Love", was produced by Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia. Then we have also worked with Carl Falk and Rami (Yacoub), who is also Swedish. You Swedes can really pop!
Do you have any favorite places in Stockholm, perhaps a restaurant or store you like?
Destinee: Stockholm is like our second home. Vapiano is great, they need to open a restaurant in Los Angeles.
Paris: And we love the mall, with Top Shop and H & M.
Have you had a chance to hang out with Britney Spears during the tour?
Destinee: We see her often in the corridors. She smiles always against us and how cute any time. The other day when we were in Helsinki in Finland, she stopped us and actually said, 'Oh my God, I love your outfit! " She is very down to earth.
How would you describe her?
Paris: I would say she is iconic. She is always at the forefront of that of the pop music and she has done for many years. The first concert we went to was Britney Spears, in 1998 or 1999. We were completely overwhelmed by the dance and the costumes and music production, that's when we decided to focus on music as a profession.
I saw your show in Paris in early October and noted that you are in really good shape, which I assume is a must when worn so tight costumes. How are you doing to stay fit?
Paris: Thank you! We try to eat very healthy and 'clean' food, and we train a lot. Dancing is also a good way to keep fit.
Destinee: Then we run very well. We do not want to be out of breath on stage.
Do you have any special beauty routine?
Paris: We have straight hair, so we can not go anywhere without our curling iron. Then we like make-up from Make Up Forever.
Destinee: We also have a really good skin care system that we run every night before going to bed. It takes a lot of part cleaning to remove all the stage makeup.
Make up your own selves?
Paris: Well, when we are touring we make up ourselves, but when we do shoots and music videos we use makeup artists.
How important is appearance as a performer?
Destinee: When people come to a show, they want to be entertained, so we have a little fun with your hair, makeup and clothes. We want them to reflect our music, which also is about having fun.
How would you describe your music?
Paris: It's fun and energetic pop with an edge. And very dance-friendly.
How long have you been doing now?
Paris: We were designed five years ago, but we have been doing music professionally since we were 7-8 years old.
In connection with Destinee and Paris Monroe visited Sweden as opening act for Britney Spears met with Culture Blog up siblings at Globe Quality Hotel. We talked about their relationship to the Swedish music and what it's like to tour with one of his idols. Just before the interview, we caught glimpses of even Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers, so it was clearly a very star-studded group of musicians who had gathered in one building.
How long have you been doing music?
We've been doing music all our lives. It has been our passion ever since we were little and that is something we have always loved to do.
Who was it that attracted your interest in music?
Britney Spears was a great inspiration. The first concert we ever went to was a Britney Spears concert. We inmponerades second of the show, dancers and production, but above all by how theatrical it was.
Previously you played in a band, how was it?
Yes, three years ago we played in a band called the Clique Girlz. It was a great trip but we have now moved on and is only Destinee & Paris.
Is Destinee & Paris your real name?
Yes it is. We are often asked about the artist name but Destinee and Paris Monroe is actually our birth names.
How does it feel to be the opening act for one of his sources of inspiration?
It's amazing, she's the queen of pop. We have seen up to her all our lives. If someone ten years ago had said that we would be opening for Britney Spears, we had thought he was crazy. To share a stage with enough iconic artist is wonderful.
Is it the first time you visit Sweden?
No, we were actually in Sweden two years ago and recorded by RedOne. The single Truelove we recorded with Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia.
Can you describe your relationship to the Swedish music?
Abba has had a profound effect on us. They are exemplary when it comes to writing good harmonies without exaggerating them.
What have those who will see you tonight to look forward to?
There will be some surprises, including a medley of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy and Adele's Rolling In The Deep. It will be fun.
How long are you working with Britney?
We are committed throughout her European tour. It's so funny that Joe Jonas is also with us. Sometimes we play a trick on him so he must be careful all the time.
Do you have a home when you're not on tour?
We have a house in Los Angeles where we live when we're not on tour but lately we have been touring so much that the tour bus has become our home.
Is it difficult to adapt to life on tour?
Nowadays it is not very difficult for us to adapt to life on tour. When we toured for three years ago it was much harder but now we have become accustomed. Going on tour is the best thing about being an artist.
Do you have time to see the city you come to?
Well, yesterday we were able, for example, go shopping and go sightseeing. Stockholm is so different from Los Angeles. We love the shops and architecture.
Are you going to school or while music is a full time job?
We graduated from High School earlier this year, so now the music is our full time job. Music is our life.
How it usually go to when you write songs?
Normally we listen through the tracks as different producers send to us then we try to find a concept or an emotion that we feel are appropriate. Only then can we start writing lyrics and harmonies. Usually we write about personal experiences, but sometimes it happens that we enter someone else's shoes.
Do you have a song that you are particularly proud of?
Boyfriend, really, it has no title yet but we call it so until further notice. It is fun to drive and the audience always seems like it.
What are your future ambitions?
Being able to continue doing what we do. Then we have two main goals: to win a Grammy and be able to go on their own headline tour.
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The girls are giving away tickets to see them in Britney's show on October 31st at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. So make sure to sign up Here. You'll also be able to meet the girls in person! By entering you'll also get updates about new releases, ticket pre-sales & exclusive music downloads from Destinee & Paris. Please Note: Transport & accommodation aren't included in the prize. To enter you must be 14+ and if you're under 18, you must bring an adult with you.
Destinee & Paris Monroe took the day off from their new opening act gig with one of the biggest pop star on the planet, Britney Spears. The girls spent the day hanging out with jewelry designer Markus Molinari doing a little shopping, and sightseeing.
D&P also stopped by for a meeting at the WM Modeling & Talent Agency.
Adele's "Rolling In the Deep" was one of the smash hits of the year. What d you get when you combine it with the Gnarls Barkley classic "Crazy"?
An awesome mash-up courtesy of pop stars Destinee and Paris Monroe aka Destinee & Paris. The sisters, formerly of the band Clique GIrlz, have branched out on their own. They're even opening for Britney Spears on the European leg of her Femme Fatale tour.