Up And Coming: Pia Mia

September 26, 2013
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Pia Mia

As more and more young artists make their way into the spotlight, it’s getting harder to find true talent. When it comes to 17-year-old Pia Mia, there is no doubt that she can sing! This gorgeous blonde started putting covers of popular songs on YouTube three years ago and with a voice like hers, she sure did catch people’s attention.

Pia Mi Perez was born in Guam, USA on September 19th, 1996; therefore, she just had her seventeenth birthday. She has three other siblings who have been spotted in her multitude of Keek’s that she loves to post regularly. The singer/songwriter now lives in Los Angeles with her family and has been chasing her dream since she was young. Pia’s YouTube channel now has over 8.3 million views and over 95,000 subscribers.

You probably recognize Pia’s face and name because her friends who are also in the spotlight. Some of her friends include, Kylie Jenner, Sofia Richie, Bella Thorne, Willow Smith, Stella Hudgens and more. She is spotted with them on a regular basis and sometimes even does covers with them for fun.

In 2010 Pia created her YouTube channel and the first cover she uploaded was the famous “At Last” by Etta James which received 24,000 views. Since Pia’s first upload, her videos’ views have noticeably increased.  About a year ago Pia released her cover of “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars and it received a total of 1.1 million plus views alone. On December 5th, 2011 Pia and Bell Thorne released a single entitled “Bubblegum Boy” which got Pia’s voice and name out into the music world. Although the song wasn’t as popular as they wanted it to be, it set new beginnings for Miss Pia. On June 5th, 2012 Pia released her very own single entitled “The Last Man On Earth” which in my opinion, is amazing. The song is slow in the beginning until the chorus comes in where the beat picks up. It’s a love song with a twist and with Pia’s voice singing it; the song flows perfectly.

Now, Pia has grown into this beautiful badass version of herself and her voice has only gotten better. Since Pia decided to go blonde, she has taken her look to a whole new level and her covers of songs like, “A Team”, “Stay”, “Blank Page”, and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” have gotten her a lot more attention then she could have expected.

Being Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Pia has been in the spotlight a lot this past year. On August 19th, Pia joined the Jenner’s and Kardashian’s for Kylie’s 16th birthday dinner which happened to include the infamous Kanye West and Drake. That night, Kim Kardashian posted a 36 second long Keek of Pia singing “Hold On, We’re Going Home” live in front of Drake!!! Yes… you heard me, IN FRONT of Drake! Not only did the Jenner’s and Kardashian’s love her rendition of the song, but she got Kanye and Drake bobbing their heads to her amazing voice.

When it comes to new music for Pia, she has been recording in the studio a lot. Last week she released her new single on iTunes entitled, “Shotgun Love” and then on Monday she released another single on iTunes called, “What a Girl Wants”.  Not only are both singles great, but they’re also so unique compared to what we often hear on the radio. If both singles get the amount of attention they deserve, she will be a star in no time!

Shotgun Love

If you haven’t yet, check out Pia’s various covers and two new singles on her YouTube channel. You can buy both of her singles on iTunes as well!

Make sure to follow Pia by connecting with her through her various social media accounts below:

Twitter: princesspiamia

Instagram: princesspiamia

Keek: princesspiamia

Pheed: princesspiamia

Gifboom: theofficialpiamia

Tumblr: officialprincesspiamia

-Alana K. (@alanakellyMD)

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