The very definition of success hinges on an individual’s notion of it. Sometimes it could even transcend one’s own lifetime, building a long-lasting legacy for generations to come. Montressa L. Cunningham is set on earning his success as he forays into the music industry with his talent, knowledge, and musical expertise, all wrapped into one.
Taking on the alias Mont’e Millions, the budding multi-genre artist hopes to leave a lasting legacy that will outlive his level of success. As an artist and entrepreneur within the music industry, he has managed to make a name for himself, earning himself a reputation in and out of his chosen industry.
In a short span of time, Mont’e Millions has already raked in a lot of recognition from listeners worldwide. His most popular song, “SALLY,” is a pop-country anthem that has amassed over 12 million streams across a variety of mainstream streaming platforms despite only being released this year. The song has also topped multiple charts and continues to gain traction to this very day.
He has always had a strong foundation in music, one that is rooted in exceptional talent and expertise. This heritage dates back to his grandfather, Elijah Cunningham, who was a part of the elite Gospel Quartet, a group that flourished back in the sixties and seventies. Mont’e Millions saw his grandfather as a massive inspiration. His grandfather once opened for the musical sensation known as The Mighty Clouds of Joy, a massively popular American traditional gospel music quartet.
The initial inspiration and motivation that he had grew into a lifelong passion for Mont’e. By channeling this inner flame within him, he finally decided to stake his claim within the music industry and establish his own brand as an artist. Musical artistry runs in their blood, as his aunt, Yvonne Jackson, would eventually mentor him and teach him the foundational principles of blues and performing.
At the age of thirteen, Mont’e Millions would officially start performing in front of large crowds. He found his biggest break when he performed with the iconic Miami artist Betty Wright, who would take him under her wing. Betty would often help Mont’e Millions record and write songs throughout his teenage years, getting him on stage to perform all across the United States.
Mont’e Millions has had the opportunity of performing alongside BB King, Bo Diddley, and many other big names in the music industry. In 2007, he released his first-ever EP, which he produced under his own independent label, Life After Death Entertainment. The tracks would air in over ninety radio stations all over the world, selling over 150,000 copies in the process.
Apart from his music, Mont’e Millions has also delved into his passion for writing, becoming the best-selling author of six titles such as Shattered Mirrors, Every Piece Matters, The Best of Both Worlds, The Best of Both Worlds Journal, My Life Story: From Rags to Riches, and Shattered Mirrors: Self-Help Guide.
Mont’e Millions has had a long track record of success, and he hopes to dip his toes into more and more industries to create more projects that would satisfy his loyal audience. He is cooking up a brand new book which looks to be a children’s book entitled Sally, just like his hit single. It is a tale about a young man who moves from the countryside to the city to pursue his wildest dreams.
The multi-faceted artist and entrepreneur truly hope to leave a long-lasting legacy. Apart from music, books, and business, Mont’e Millions is also heavily involved in philanthropy. As his way of giving back to multiple underprivileged communities, he established the Monte Millions Foundation and the Betty Wright Foundation in honor of his late mentor.
It’s clear to see that Mont’e Millions is destined for success. It’s only a matter of time before he truly reaches the pinnacle of his dreams.