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Pia Mia Biography
Island girl, Pia Mia, 18, is a recording artist, entrepreneur, songwriter, fashion icon, dancer, actress, and Krav Maga instructor. Pia Mia was born and raised on the tropical island of Guam in the West Pacific where she was raised on strong family and Chamorro cultural values. Here and with her family, she fostered an early love of music. At a young age she joined school and community musicals and theater and began to post covers of her musical performances on YouTube. Almost instantaneously becoming a viral sensation, Pia Mia set to leave home and bring her childhood dreams and island roots to Los Angeles.
Soon after her arrival, she worked with Disney, the Groundlings, and signed a one-year production deal with Babyface. In 2013, Pia Mia performed a cover of Drake’s song Hold on We’re Going Home for Drake and Kanye West. That same year, Ryan Seacrest debuted her independent single, Red Love. Her companion video debuted on Vevo, resulting in more than 12 million YouTube views and more than four million Soundcloud streams. Today she has 1.7 million Instagram followers and over 400,000 Twitter followers.
At the age of 17, she formed Wolfpack Entertainment, a recording label, signing herself as its first artist, and then signed with Interscope Records. Throughout 2014, the singer/songwriter undeniably left her footprint on the music scene. Billboard Magazine named Pia Mia one of eight “acts who will help define 2014.” It’s safe to say that she indeed did just that. Not only did she sign to major label Interscope, she released her debut EP, The Gift, she collaborated with Chance the Rapper for the soundtrack to the original motion picture “Divergent,” and released “On My Mind” which appeared on “NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 50.” Pia Mia performed at various concerts throughout the year, and in the summer, she returned to her home island to perform at the international music festival, Guam Live..
Pia Mia has been working in the studio amassing a catalog of tracks for her soon to be released debut album. In January, 2015 Pia Mia independently released for her fans her track F**K WITH U featuring G-Eazy. The track received a strong response on Soundcloud, placing on its trending page, and with 12 million views in three months.
Pia Mia released her first official single for Interscope, Do It Again, featuring Chris Brown and Tyga, in May of this year. The infectious Nic Nac produced track features R&B superstar Chris Brown and rapper Tyga. “Do It Again” was also selected for Clear Channel’s On The Verge artist for Rhythm radio and now has over 20 million views on Vevo. Stay tuned. The young starlet has a promising career ahead of her.