Toya Delazy

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Toya Delazy is a singer/producer, born in South Afriva, based in London. Her music is a blend of Jazz, Electro, Hip-Hop and Punk, often labelled as Ska. She is often compared to acts like Skunk Anansie, MIA and Neneh Chery.
Rolling Stone: "Sassy and classy enough to compete globally."

Achievements:
* 2013 - Debut Album 'Due Drop' winner of Best Newcomer, Best Produced and Best Pop Album at the 2013 South African Music Awards
* 2013 - Nominated as Best International Act at the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles
* 2015 - Winner of Best International Song at the Out Music Awards in NYC with 'Forbidden Fruit'
* 2015 - 'Luv My City' peaks at #5 on the UK Music Week Urban charts
* Opened for Paolo Nutini, Neyo and Adam Lambert
* 2016 - Headliner at Pride London and Oxjam Lambeth.

Pianist, producer, rapper and singer-songwriter Latoya Buthelezi, known as the dynamic jazz-electro-hip-pop phenomenon Toya Delazy, has made her mark as one of the finest performers to break new ground in the South Africa’s burgeoning music industry. At age 9 she began to train in classical piano, and attended Howard College’s Jazz Program in Durban in 2009. Due to her exposure to different influences, from Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, Radiohead, Kings of Leon to Black Eyed Peas, she pieced together the different nuances, performing around Durban’s pubs with her keyboard and a beatboxer, before being scouted by Sony Music Africa, and performing at the Africa Concert in Johannesburg in 2011.
Toya eventually signed to the label and released her debut album “Due Drop” in April 2012, raising the bar to fresh, new heights.

With more than 1600 radio plays and 400 000 Youtube views, her first single “Pump It On” dominated across the country’s Top 40 for 16 weeks and beyond, with the iconic video, propelling the track into viral status across Pan-African channels, including MTV Base, Trace TV, Channel O and OkayAfrica. The “live life to the fullest” concept behind the track prompted Reebok to recruit her as a brand ambassador in 2012. With following singles “Heart,” “Love Is In The Air” and “Are You Gonna Stay”, Due Drop soon reached Gold status and got Awarded as Newcomer of The Year, Best Pop Album and Best Produced at the 2013 South African Music Awards and, the same year, received a BET Award Nomination for Best International Act. After a 200 dates Tour across Southern Africa, between 2012 and 2014, Toya also appeared as guest on X-Factor, Idols and opened for Paolo Nutini and Ne-Yo during their African Tour.

In 2015, Toya released her 2nd album, titled “Ascension”, with hit singles “Forbidden Fruit” and “My City”. The album propelled Toya to international levels, headlining at the Apollo Theater NYC, scoping 3 nominations at the International Out Music Awards in New York and recently headlining a SOFAR showcase in London.

With the growing international appeal and hoping to connect to a wider audience, Toya Delazy decided to move to London and release ‘Luv My City’ in the UK, a song originally written in 2011, and released in 2014 in South Africa as “My City”, featuring a local collaboration. The song topped charts locally, and attracted some airplay in the US. The song was re-recorded in London in August 2015, keeping the original production, boosted with a hooky rap verse.

The song is currently on the UK Music Week Urban chart.

Toya Delazy is a singer/producer, born in South Afriva, based in London. Her music is a blend of Jazz, Electro, Hip-Hop and Punk, often labelled as Ska. She is often compared to acts like Skunk Anansie, MIA and Neneh Chery.
Rolling Stone: "Sassy and classy enough to compete globally."

Achievements:
* 2013 - Debut Album 'Due Drop' winner of Best Newcomer, Best Produced and Best Pop Album at the 2013 South African Music Awards
* 2013 - Nominated as Best International Act at the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles
* 2015 - Winner of Best International Song at the Out Music Awards in NYC with 'Forbidden Fruit'
* 2015 - 'Luv My City' peaks at #5 o...

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Past Gigs Toya Delazy

  • 11 | 2016 Durban, South Africa Essence Festival
  • 11 | 2016 Cape Town, South Africa Mercury Live
  • 10 | 2016 Windoek, Namibia Toya Delazy
  • 10 | 2016 Lusaka, Zambia Rocktoberfest
  • 10 | 2016 Karoo, South Africa Karoo Lus Festival
  • 10 | 2016 Nairobi, Kenya Rocking The City Tour
  • 10 | 2016 Zanzibar, Tanzania Full Moon Party 20th anniversary
  • 10 | 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa Bassline
  • 09 | 2016 Bestival Bestival, Nando's Stage with Reeps One
  • 08 | 2016 Straßenfest // Street Festival HAMBURG PRIDE - Christopher Street Day Hamburg
  • 07 | 2016 The Half Moon, Putney Toya Delazy and Bye Beneco
  • 07 | 2016 London Oxjam Festival - Lambeth Country Show
  • 07 | 2016 London - Muse Toya Delazy
  • 07 | 2016 Brighton - Hope and Ruin Neon Festival
  • 06 | 2016 The Amersham Arms The Amersham Arms presents: DYKNOW Showcase
  • 06 | 2016 London Pride London
  • 09 | 2015 London Half Moon Putney
  • 09 | 2015 London Sofar London
  • 09 | 2015 London Rich Mix
  • 09 | 2015 Malawi Lake of Stars
  • 09 | 2015 Johannesburg Ecomobility Festival Grand Opening
  • 08 | 2015 Johannesburg Oppi Koppi Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Durban Origin
  • 07 | 2015 London London Jazz Café
  • 05 | 2015 Johannesburg We Are One Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Cape Town Cool As Folk Fest
  • 03 | 2015 Cape Town Paolo Nutini opening (2 nights)
  • 10 | 2014 New York, USA Apollo Theater NYC
  • 04 | 2014 Harare, Zimbabawe HIFA Festival

Discography Toya Delazy

  • 2015 Luv My City Single | Delazy Entertainment
  • 2014 Ascension Album | Sony Music Africa
  • 2012 Due Drop Album | Sony Music Africa

Media

  • Video Toya Delazy - Pump It On
  • Video Toya Delazy - Forbidden Fru...
  • Video Windhoek - Star Trek
  • Video Toya Delazy, Albert Frost a...
  • Video Toya Delazy - My City ft. C...

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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2012

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