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BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of Roman GianArthur

Here are some facts you didn't know about Roman GianArthur!
  1. Give Me Some More Guitar

     Roman GianArthur
    True Talent - GianArthur is a singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He showed off his versatility during the showcase.(Photo: Rahav Segev/Getty Images for BET)

    Roman GianArthur learned how to play the guitar in 2012. Ever since then, he's been continuing to practice about two hours a day. He does play the guitar at his concerts though, because practice makes perfect!

  2. Big Boi Credits

    He's been noted for engineer credits on the Purple Ribbon All-Stars' Got Purp? Vol. II.

  3. The ArchAndroid

    GianArthur was a major contributor to Janelle Monáe's Grammy-nominated album The ArchAndroid. His credits include the songs "Suite II Overture," "Suite III Overture" and "Babopbyeya."

  4. Electrifying Music Skills

    Eephus ? May 2015  - "We come in peace, but we mean business" said Janelle Mon?e, the first lady of Wondaland Records. The collective announced that they would release their upcoming EP entitled Eephus, which the pop-culture world may or may not be ready for. The Wondaland team provides a side of hip hop that is not the norm, a side that is fun, funky and classy!  (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
    Eephus ? May 2015 - "We come in peace, but we mean business" said Janelle Mon?e, the first lady of Wondaland Records. The collective announced that they would release their upcoming EP entitled Eephus, which the pop-culture world may or may not be ready for. The Wondaland team provides a side of hip hop that is not the norm, a side that is fun, funky and classy!  (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

    Back in 2013, through The Wondaland Arts Society, he released mid-tempo funk single "I-69" and played a variety of instruments while also co-producing most of the tracks on Janelle Monáe's The Electric Lady album.

  5. Classic Shine

    With the skyrocketing of Jidenna's Top 40 pop hit "Classic Man" and the popularity of Jidenna's The Chief album, Roman was brought to the forefront as a featured artist. 

  6. Take Me To 'Rio'

    Roman collaborated with Wondaland Records visionary Janelle Monáe on "What Is Love" for the soundtrack for the animated motion picture Rio 2. The song was later nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Original Song.

  7. 'iKnow' You Wanna Get To Know Roman

     (Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
    (Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

    Roman has a single out that was featured on the EP Wondaland Presents: The Eephus and it's titled "iKnow." Check out the track above!

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