Simone Battle was born on June 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Simone Sherise Battle. She was an actress, known for We the Party (2012), Meanamorphosis (2012) and Mann f. Jason Derulo: Text (2010). She was a contestant on the U.S. version of the X Factor and made it to the Top 17. After she was eliminated, she began singing professionally. Battle was also apart of the singing group called She died on September 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles due to an apparent suicide.
G.R.L wrothe the following regarding Simone:
The morning Simone Battle turned four, her father came into her room and woke her up by playing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on a stereo boom box. “After that I played the tape over and over till it unwound,” she recalls. “I love Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, and Dorothy Dandridge, but Whitney definitely inspired my dream to be a singer.” Growing up in Los Angeles, Simone joined the cherub choir, studied ballet and tap, and did television, commercials, and print modeling before landing a post-high school internship with a company that worked with The Black Eyed Peas. An audition for will.i.am led to a tour with the band and an interest in songwriting. The other members of G.R.L describe Simone as “the brainy one.” “I can go to Simone if I need advice or help and will always get the answer that I’m looking for,” Lauren says. Simone studied Music Industry and Songwriting at USC before trying out for Season 1 of The X Factor, where she reached the Top 16. Using the show as a platform, Simone released a song she co-wrote called “He Likes Boys,” and appeared in the 2012 feature film We The Party directed by Mario Van Peebles.