According to The Huffington Post, the R&B rising star has won the hearts of not only Malia, but also the first lady.
Michelle Obama made public mention of the artist, acknowledging that she’s a new fan.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” Varner said in an interview last week with the Huffington Post. “I was so proud of the fact that, like, I made this album that not only a 14-year-old girl can appreciate, but her mother as well.”
Varner’s debut album “Perfectly Imperfect” debuted at No. 4 last month on Billboard’s 200 and No. 2 on R&B/Hip Hop charts. She was also nominated for best new artist at the Soul Train Awards.
“I didn’t really see myself as being on that radar yet,” she said of the nomination. “It was really just showing me that, `OK, so you have reached that next step in your career where you’re now being considered in these categories, like this is really real.'”