This Artist Has Sold Over 600,000 Copies Of Her Song, But Who Is She?

16 February 2016, 17:33 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

A picture of Daya up a tree

By Alim Kheraj

This girl gon' be HUGE.

This is 17-year-old singer Daya. 


A photo posted by Daya (@theofficialdaya) onFeb 15, 2016 at 9:00pm PST

We think Daya is going to be quite important in the next 12 months, so here are some things you NEED to know about here

1) Her song "Hide Away" has sold over a massive 600k copies in the US, while the lyric video has 7 million views.

It's also very good.

2)She hails from Pittsburgh. Here's a picture of her sitting on a car bonnet.


A photo posted by Daya (@theofficialdaya) onJun 16, 2015 at 11:13am PDT

3) She's also done a song with cooler than cool production group The Chainsmokers, which is also very good.

4) She's had the support of your friend and ours Tyler Oakley.


A photo posted by Daya (@theofficialdaya) onJun 22, 2015 at 12:25am PDT

5) Like most sensible people, she's a fan of precious porcelain baby Troye Sivan.

She even did a cover of "Fools".

6) Daya co-writes all her own stuff and her debut EP has a song called "Thirsty" on it, which is apparently about knowing your boundaries.

7) In a bold mood, Daya is signed to a new label called Artbeatz, which might be the secret to her viral success.


A photo posted by Daya (@theofficialdaya) onJan 27, 2016 at 3:13pm PST

8) Daya has performed her hit "Hide Away" in a live scenario and it, too, is great.

9) Finally, she'd LOVE to work with Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd.

Seriously, who wouldn't?! 


A photo posted by Daya (@theofficialdaya) onDec 7, 2015 at 8:18pm PST

And there she is in an unrelated picture with Shawn Mendes.

Interested in Daya? You can stream her self-titled EP RIGHT NOW.