‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Kat Graham Says Music Is Her First Love

- Maria Bonello, 92.3 NOW/New York

(CW BAY AREA/92.3 NOW) – Kat Graham has some magic up her sleeves. We know her as witty witch, Bonnie Bennett on “The Vampire Diaries,” Kat Graham visited 92.3 NOW in New York to discuss her evolution as an actress and the music she has in the works.

Graham’s progression as a performer didn’t begin the way she always thought it would with intentions of being a dancer and branching out into other fields of the entertainment industry.

“Its been an interesting transition because I thought that I would be doing music way before I would have booked a TV show,” she said. “And I would have thought that I would have been doing more back up dancing before I would have been an artist. So its been an interesting journey, but its been really fun.”


Graham first became interested in music at the age of 14, when she would practice DJing at her local Boys and Girls Club. Persistence and determination enabled her to work with GRAMMY Award winner will.i.am on ”The Donque Song” and “I Got It From My Mama” off his third album, Songs About Girls released in 2007.

“I winded up getting into singing after that. That process was because I kept sending will.i.am a bunch of beats as a kid. As a brat like, ‘This is a hit, this is a smash!’ and he winded up putting me on a couple of songs and then that whole journey started,” she said.

The second single off her EP is “Wanna Stay,” an upbeat song about living it up in the moment.


“That is my future right now. I think a lot depends on ‘Wanna Say’ and it being a success. And I hope that people get into it. I hope that they respond to it and are feeling it and that people love it,” she said.

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