Amapiano is a relatively new genre of music that has taken the world by storm. Originating in South Africa, this unique blend of house and jazz has captured the hearts of many. Among the rising stars in this genre is Tyla (Tyla Laura Seethal), a talented female artist who has been making waves in the music industry. In this blog, we will take a closer look at Tyla’s journey and her contribution to the Amapiano scene in South Africa.
Tyla Seethal: South African singer
Tyla is a South African female Amapiano artist who rose to national success in early 2021 with her debut single “Getting Late”. With an interesting mix of Zulu, Indian, Mauritian and Irish descent, Tyla certainly brings a unique sound to the music industry. She matriculated from Edenglen High School in 2019, where she was the head of culture. Tyla began her music journey by posting original songs and covers on her Instagram account, which eventually caught the attention of key figures in the industry and led to her first recording sessions. Tyla’s passion for singing and performing only grew stronger over the years, leading her to pursue a career in music.
The Breakthrough: Meet Tyla from South Africa.
In 2020, Tyla released her debut single “Getting Late”, which featured DJ Maphorisa and rapper Kooldrink. The song became an instant hit, reaching number one on the South African radio charts. It also gained international attention after being featured on popular Spotify playlists and garnering millions of streams.
In 2021, Tyla signed a recording contract with Epic Records through a joint venture with Fax Records in the United States. Her debut single “Getting Late” featuring production from Kooldrink became a national hit and earned her a nomination for Music Video of the Year at the 28th South African Music Awards in 2022.
She followed up this success with singles like “To Last” and “Overdue”. Tyla’s first performance was in 2023 at Milan Fashion Week, after the release of her single “Been Thinking”. The song earned her a spot on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and has been described by Pitchfork as a “slick club anthem” reminiscent of Ciara and Rihanna’s hits.
Tyla then joined Chris Brown as the opening act for the European leg of his Under the Influence Tour. In 2023, she released “Girl Next Door” featuring Nigerian singer Ayra Starr, followed by “Water” in August 2023 as the lead single from her upcoming debut EP. “Water” has gained viral popularity on TikTok and entered the top 10 on Billboard’s U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart, the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart, and the Hot Singles Chart in New Zealand.
Tyla’s music career is just beginning, but her unique sound and talent have already gained her recognition on an international level. With multiple successful singles under her belt and a promising EP on the way, Tyla is definitely an artist to keep an eye on in the Amapiano scene.
Unique Style: Tyla Seethal’s Melodic Masterpieces
Tyla’s music can be described as a fusion of Amapiano, R&B, and Pop. Her soulful vocals add a unique touch to the upbeat Amapiano beats, making her stand out among other artists in the genre. She also writes her own songs, adding a personal touch to her music.
Tyla Seethal – The Rising Star
Tyla has proven that talent knows no boundaries, as she continues to break barriers and make a name for herself in the highly competitive music industry. Her unique style, combined with her soulful vocals and passion for music, has captured the hearts of many fans worldwide. As she continues to grow and evolve as an artist, we can’t wait to see where her journey will take her next.
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