BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of Roman GianArthur

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13:  Roman GianArthur performs during the Eephus tour on August 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of Roman GianArthur

Here are some facts you didn't know about Roman GianArthur!

PUBLISHED ON : MAY 31, 2017 / 09:50 AM

  1. Give Me Some More Guitar
    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Roman GianArthur performs at BET Music Matters Showcase during SXSW 2014 at Emo's on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. at Emo's on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by 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
    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25:  Janelle Monae, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, and St. Beauty of Wondaland attend on March 25, 2015 in New York City.  (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
    ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31:  Singer Roman GianArthur and recording artist Jidenna perform during The EEPHUS tour at The Tabernacle on August 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

    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

    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!

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15:  (L-R) Recording artist Roman GianArthur, Janelle Monae and Jidenna attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
    (Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images)


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