An enthusiast of R&B and hip hop, Sonyae Elise hails from New Jersey. She was surrounded by musicians at an early age, and has even spent most of her time in recording studios with her mother. When she was just seven years old, she already started writing her own songs. She believes that her creativity flourishes most there, even if she isn't accompanied with a musical instrument.
Putting her talents to the test, Sonyae Elise decided to become a contestant on Bravo's reality competition Platinum Hit. She is one of 12 other songwriters who are hoping to make it big in the music industry. Each episode challenges the contestants as they write and perform lyrics from a variety of genres, from rock music to ballads. The winner will receive a cash prize of $100,000, a publishing deal with songwriting collective The Writing Camp, and a recording deal with RCA/Jive label. Judging the contestants are Kara DioGuardi and Jewel, along with a number of guest judges.