South African singer Tyla, exuding confidence. Image: Instagram via @Tyla

South African singer Tyla, exuding confidence. Image: Instagram via @Tyla

Tyla’s sonic wave: Riding the success of ‘Water’ into 2024

From gracing the Billboard charts to securing a Grammy nomination, Tyla’s rise is nothing short of sensational.

South African singer Tyla, exuding confidence. Image: Instagram via @Tyla

South African singer Tyla, exuding confidence. Image: Instagram via @Tyla

South African sensation Tyla has set the music world ablaze with her breakout hit, ‘Water,’ and she’s poised to make an even bigger splash in 2024. At just 21 years old, Tyla is riding high on the success of her hypnotically seductive summer anthem that has dominated charts and hearts worldwide.

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‘Water’ has not only secured a top-five spot in numerous countries but has also clinched the title of the most-streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify for 2023.

The singer’s achievements reached unprecedented heights in the US. This is where she became the first South African solo artist to enter the Billboard charts in over half a century as reported by BBC.

To top it off, a Grammy nomination for Best African Music Performance capped off her stellar year.

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Securing the fourth spot on the prestigious BBC Sound Of 2024 list, She expresses her gratitude and excitement for the recognition.

Speaking from Los Angeles, she reflects on her journey, stating, “With things like this and the Grammys, I’m super grateful and blessed and happy that I’m able to be amongst all the other artists. All the greats!”

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While many artists might rest on the laurels of a single hit, Tyla has grander plans. Her goal has always been clear: to be one of the world’s biggest pop stars.

Undeterred by early challenges and parental concerns about pursuing a music career, her determination has paid off. She is now a trailblazer in the global music scene.

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Tyla’s musical journey, rooted in the South African dancefloor culture of Kwaito and Amapiano, took off with her debut single, “Getting Late,” in 2019, introducing the world to her unique Popiano genre.

The success of “Getting Late” caught the attention of legendary music executive Sylvia Rhone, leading to a record deal that allowed Tyla to maintain her creative freedom.

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As Tyla gears up for the release of her self-titled debut album in March 2024, she confidently asserts, “I feel like people are going to be so surprised, like, ‘Where did this girl come from?'”

With her irresistible blend of pop, R&B, and South African influences, Tyla is ready to unleash a sonic wave that will undoubtedly captivate audiences worldwide.

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Get ready for the sonic revolution as she continues to ride the success of ‘Water’ into a promising 2024, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter of her meteoric rise in the music industry.