i’m qveen herby. my friends call me qveen and herby reminds me where I come from, the beautiful but isolated bible belt state of nebraska. i learned to sing & perform for my aunts & uncles in the living room during football games. i scared the shit outta my parents when i moved to boston to get a music degree then blew up on fucking youtube with my boyfriend (now producer, jedii nick). we signed a big fat record deal, moved to LA, and toured as Karmin for 5 years. saw some incredible shit, only thanks to incredible fans. i started buying old shitty houses and turning them into artist sanctuaries…i love designing things. i design my own merch and started a dope makeup line with my bff audrey (qveenstudio.com)!
reinventing myself as qveen herby was easy because for the first time i have a real mission. i am here to empower you with my music. i am living fucking proof that you can be and have ANYTHING you want. no alternate agenda. i’ve been in the position of doing non-purposeful music and left that shit behind me. the best way to know what you want is knowing what you DON’T want. this is how i want to use my platform. i want to inspire you to live the highest, truest expression of yourself. a modern day boss bitch, enjoying the journey then reaching that supreme moment of destiny when you align your personality with your purpose!!
QVEEN HERBY ANNOUNCES “CHECK”
NEW SINGLE HERALDS INDEPENDENT RAP ICON’S
EAGERLY AWAITED EP 8
PRE-SAVES AVAILABLE NOW WITH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO TEASER
NORTH AMERICAN LIVE DATES COMING SOON
“CHECK” ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27
“It’s hard to combine humor with both attitude and musical chops, but Qveen Herby somehow manages to pull it off.”
– The Line of Best Fit
“This Qveen has a lot of sass, attitude, and — well — ego…Are you looking for strong women ready to slay the world? You’ve got one right here.”
Iconic independent rap sensation Qveen Herby has announced the upcoming release of her eagerly awaited new single. “Check” arrives at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, March 27; pre-saves are available now HERE. The track will be joined by an official companion video, heralded by today’s premiere of an exclusive teaser, streaming now via the official Qveen Herby YouTube channel HERE.
“Check” precedes Qveen Herby’s much anticipated new EP 8, due to arrive later this year via her own Checkbook Records label. In addition, a wide-ranging series of North American headline shows will be unveiled soon. For updates and more, please visit www.qveenherby.com.
Qveen Herby recently unveiled TINY PIANO, an extraordinary trilogy capturing stripped-down performances of three of her most popular tracks, including “Sade in The 90s,” “Mint,” and “BDE,” the original versions of which boast combined Spotify streams in excess of 13 million. All three TINY PIANO videos can be viewed now via YouTube.
In addition, Qveen Herby has just launched a very special new behind-the-scenes documentary series, QVEENLAND, streaming now via her wildly popular YouTube channel. Episode 1 quickly drew over 60,000 individual views in less than one week following its premiere last month; Episode 2 will debut next week.
WATCH “QVEENLAND – EPISODE 1”
EP 8 marks the latest in a series of acclaimed independent releases from Qveen Herby, including last year’s EP 6 and EP 7, both of which are available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. Released November 2019, EP 7 includes the hit singles, “Cheap Talk” and “Vitamins,” both joined by colorful companion videos directed by Nick Noonan (@jediinick).
With cumulative Spotify streams now over 44 million (+350K monthly listeners over the last 6 months alone) Qveen Herby is undoubtedly a landmark artist, blending an idiosyncratic fusion of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance music with a committed mission of true expression and universal empowerment. Born Amy Heidemann, the Nebraska-native, Los Angeles-based artist/entrepreneur first touched stardom in 2012 as one-half – with her husband/producer/collaborator Nick Noonan – of the RIAA platinum certified, chart-topping pop duo, Karmin.
Qveen Herby emerged as a solo project in 2017, the new moniker bridging personal strength and that of Herbie Husker, the beloved mascot for the Nebraska Cornhuskers – an indelible reminder to herself to never forget where she comes from. A remarkable series of EPs followed, each offering fiery lyricism, distinctive songcraft, innovative production, and a truly one-of-a-kind pop persona. “It is clear that Qveen Herby isn’t just a stage name or a quick grab of a marketing scheme,” wrote Earmilk. “It is of an empowering woman that is taking charge. Her discography boasts of independence, rapid bars, modern R&B, and silky throwbacks…Qveen Herby has the vocals and bars to execute with ease.”
Along with Checkbook Records, Qveen Herby is co-founder – with her real life best friend, DJ/producer Audrey Napoleon – of the revolutionary lifestyle and cosmetics brand, Qveen®: For The Modern Day Boss Bitch™. For more information, please visit qveenstudio.com.