Doja Cat (Rapper)
Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born 21 October 1995) is an American rapper, record producer and singer-songwriter. Who is famous all over the world as Doja Cat. As a youngster, Duja is active in music industry since 2012. she started creating and publishing music on SoundCloud. She obtained a joint record deal with Kemosabe and RCA Records at the age of 17, and in 2014, she released her debut EP Purrr! as a result of their interest in her song “So High.” After taking a break from creating music and having her debut studio album, Amala release on 2018, released without incident, Doja Cat became an online meme with the release of the novelty song “Mooo!” in 2018, in which she makes sarcastic claims about being a cow.
She capitalized on her rising fame by releasing Hot Pink, her second studio album, the following year. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and gave birth to the hit song “Say So” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 following the release of a remix with Nicki Minaj. Planet Her release on 2021, the album that followed after this one and spent three weeks straight at number two on the Billboard 200, produced the top 10 singles “Kiss Me More” with SZA, “Need to Know,” and “Woman.”
Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini who was born on 21 October 1995 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. in an artistic family. Amala’s father Dumisani Dlamini, who was a South African performer of Zulu descent. And on the other hand, Amala’s mother, Deborah Sawyer, is an American graphic designer of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. most well-known for playing Crocodile in the 1992 film adaption of the musical Sarafina! and its original Broadway cast. He claims to have moved to South Africa from the US with the intention of bringing his family with him, but Dlamini has often stated that she is not close to her father and that she “never met him.”
Dlamini’s family relocated from Tarzana to Rye, New York, shortly after she was born, and she spent five years there with her maternal grandmother, a Jewish architect and painter. Dlamini spent four years practicing Hinduism at the Sai Anantam Ashram, a commune in the Santa Monica mountains, after moving there with her mother and brother when she was eight years old. Jazz musician Alice Coltrane, also known by the Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda, was the swami and commune’s founder. Dlamini began donning head scarves and performing bhajans at the temple while residing at the commune, but she felt that she could not truly “be a kid” at the ashram.
Her family then moved back to Oak Park, California, where she started taking dance classes and had a “sporty youth,” frequently skateboarding and going to Malibu for surf camps. Being some of the only mixed-race kids in the neighborhood, Dlamini and her brother also encountered severe bigotry. She adds that after that, she lost interest in education and developed a preference for dance.
According to reports, Doja Cat is “eager to divert attention away from her personal life.” She purchased her Beverly Hills, California, home in 2021 cost $2.2 million, where she currently resides. From August 2019 until February 2020, she was in a brief open relationship with American musician Jawny. Doja Cat has alluded to LGBT themes even though she hasn’t officially declared her s sexual orientation or come out “sex partners she is capable of having. And you might potentially have sex with anyone “. She purportedly hints to her bisexuality in the 2021 song “Naked” by saying that she “like[s] bananas and peaches,” and her 2019 tune “Bottom Bitch” can also be seen as a metaphor for lesbian sex. And Doja Cat gave $100,000 to the Justice for Breonna Taylor Fund in June 2020 to help the Taylor family.
|Born||21 October 1995Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Parent’s||Dumisani Dlamini, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer|
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5′ 5″.|
|Weight||57 KG Approx.|
|Education||Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts|
Career in music industry
After dropping out of school, Doja Cat has described her life as “messy,” saying she slept on the floor and spent “all night and day” searching the internet for beats and instrumentals from YouTube that she could download and use to make her own music. She trained herself to sing, rap, and use GarageBand while at home without a job and became obsessed with online culture and websites like EBaum’s World and Myspace. She routinely created music and uploaded it to SoundCloud. The first permanent posting to her SoundCloud account was “So High” in late 2012. Doja Cat started her career in the underground hip-hop scene of Los Angeles, where she performed at events and cyphers and met rappers like Busdriver, I’ll Camille, and VerBS, the latter of whom claims to have assisted her in honing her craft and landing her first job.
She met producer Jerry “Tizhimself” Powell at this time after he discovered her SoundCloud account. He introduced her to the music producer Yeti Beats, who welcomed her to record in his studio in the Echo Park neighborhood. The studio provided as “somewhat of an oasis for Doja to escape from the chaos at home,” according to Yeti Beats. She was subsequently introduced by Yeti Beats to RCA Records‘ Kemosabe Records, where she signed at the age of 17 with label head Dr. Luke and his writing business Prescription Songs. A temporary artist management agreement with Roc Nation was also included in this transaction.
|2019||Late Night with Seth Meyers||Herself||Musical guest|
|2019–2020||Wild ‘n Out||Guest star (2 episodes)|
|2020||The Late Late Show with James Corden||Musical guest|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Musical guest (2 episodes)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Musical guest|
|Post Malone‘s Celebrity World Pong League||Guest star|
|Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve||Television special|
|2021||Dave||Episode: “Somebody Date Me“|
|2021 MTV Video Music Awards||Host|