Grammy Winner Tyla Celebrates Historic Win With Debut Album Release

At just 22, Tyla is a rising force to be reckoned with. The songstress has taken the music world by storm, with a global hit, a Grammy and a debut album fresh off the press.

Her journey began with ‘Water’, a song that not only became a top-10 hit, but also introduced many American listeners to the infectious sounds of amapiano, a genre with roots in South Africa.  This meteoric rise culminated in a history-making Grammy win, making Tyla the youngest African artist ever to receive the prestigious award.

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Riding this wave of success, Tyla recently released her self-titled debut album. A collaborative effort released by Fax and Epic Records, the 14-track project features a blend of established hitmakers and exciting new voices. Fans of ‘Water’ will be delighted by the album’s club-ready beats that carry on the song’s infectious energy.  

However, Tyla also ventures beyond her initial sound, showcasing a willingness to experiment and defy genre limitations. Collaborations with artists like Terms, Becky G and Gunna add further flavour to the album’s diverse soundscape.

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In an exclusive interview, Tyla opens up about the creative process behind her debut album. She discusses the importance of finding a community of fellow African artists in the industry, a network that provides support and celebrates shared experiences. The interview also delves into her unforgettable Grammy week, where she rubbed shoulders with icons like Cher and Nancy Pelosi – a whirlwind experience for any rising star.

Tyla’s story is one of talent, determination and a sound that transcends borders. Her debut album is a testament to her artistic vision and her ability to captivate audiences worldwide.

-Sushmita Sarkar