Watch List: Why DAYA Is On A Fast Track To The Top
If you haven’t already heard of Daya, now is the time to get her on your summer playlist. In fact, you probably already have - featured on The Chainsmokers’ single ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ - Daya has managed to get herself to the number 3 slot of the US charts this summer. Named one of Rolling Stone’s ’10 New Artists You Need To Know’, the 17 year old Pennsylvania native is conquering the pop scene, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her own track ‘Hide Away’.
Mastering an array of instruments (including the piano, saxophone, guitar, flute and ukulele) as a child, it was inevitable that Daya would grow into a gifted musician, eventually studying at the Accelerando Music Conservatory and moving to Los Angeles to record at the Paramount Recording Studios. She released her debut single ‘Hide Away’ in April 2015 which garnered instant commercial success and over 195 million Spotify streams.
Since then, Daya released her second single ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty, a fun electro-pop track with a punchy beat. Her recent collaboration with The Chainsmokers on Don’t Let Me Down’ - which has almost reached 400 million Spotify plays - proves Daya can also venture into the heavier dance/trap realm, demonstrating her vocal versatility. It is no wonder then that we at Next2Shine had to put Daya on our Watch List - with this level of skill and success at the tender age of 17, there is nowhere to climb but up. If you like what you hear, Daya has a number of upcoming tour dates, some of which you can check out below.
August 01 - Marquee Theatre, Tempe (AZ)
August 14 - Iowa State Fair, Des Moines (IA)
August 18 - Barclays Center, Brooklyn (NY)
August 19 - Francis WInspear Center, Edmonton (Canada)
August 20 - Show of the Summer, Hershey (PA)
August 28 - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto (Canada)
October 09 - Big Fresno Fair, Fresno (CA)