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Tyla’s music pushes boundaries. Infused with her vibrant personality, her songs offer an innovative take on pop and R&B, shimmering with the euphoria of South African amapiano, and an otherworldly approach to production that makes every track feel like something totally new. The Johannesburg native introduced herself internationally with her self-titled debut album “TYLA” scheduled for release this Tuesday March 22, 2024.

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Born and raised in Johannesburg (30 January 2002), Tyla Laura Seethal, known mononymously as “Tyla” is a South African singer and songwriter who rose to international fame with the release of her 2023 single "Water", which entered the top ten in sixteen countries including the United Kingdom and United States. "Water" was the first song by a South African soloist to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 in 55 years and was awarded the inaugural Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance in 2024. While at school, she had begun posting original songs and covers to her Instagram account, as well as sending them out to a number of figures in the music industry. She was subsequently discovered by her first manager, Garth von Glehn, who then organized her first recording sessions.
In late 2019 after finishing high school, Tyla released her debut single, "Getting Late" featuring production from Kooldrink, which achieved national success. Filmed by her own manager intermittently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, the accompanying music video was released in January 2021. It amassed several million views on YouTube, and was nominated for Music Video of the Year at the 28th South African Music Awards in 2022.
She had been studying towards a degree in mining engineering, and after much persuasion and "a lot of crying", her parents had agreed to let Tyla take a year off university to attempt to lift her music career off the ground. She then signed a recording contract with Epic Records through a joint venture with Fax Records in the United States in May 2021.

Tyla then joined Chris Brown as the opening act for his Under the Influence Tour. In May 2023, she released the single "Girl Next Door", featuring Nigerian singer Ayra Starr. She also later released the song "Water" in July 2023 as the lead single from her upcoming self-titled debut studio album. After spawning a viral dance challenge on the social media platform TikTok, the song became a top 10 hit in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, among several other countries. It also made Tyla the youngest-ever South African and the first South African soloist in 55 years to enter the US Billboard Hot 100, following Hugh Masekela's "Grazing in the Grass" in 1968. At the 66th Grammy Awards in February 2024, Tyla became the first person to win the inaugural Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance with "Water", also becoming the youngest-ever African artist to win a Grammy Award.








The Tyla Tour was the upcoming debut concert tour of Tyla in support of her upcoming debut studio album “Tyla" (2024).The tour was scheduled to commence on 21 March 2024 in Oslo, Norway and conclude on 28 May 2024 in Minneapolis, United States but unfortunately the tour has been postponed to a later date.

On 7 March 2024, exactly 2 weeks before the commence of the tour, Tyla took to Instagram to announce the cancelation of the North American leg of the tour entirely and plans to reschedule the UK and Europe tour dates with a message that reads.

    My Tygers,

    All of you know that this moment you have all helped me tranform into a reality, has been life-long dream. I am so grateful and humbled by this past year and the way it's changed my life I can never thank you enough for all your loving support, all the joy, the laughter, and tge wins!

    As much as this is something I would rather have dealt with privately, its imoortant that I share what I have to share with you today. For the past year I've been silently suffering with an injury that has tragically worsened. I've seen doctors and specialists with high hopes but the pain has only become more agonizing as has the severity of the situation.

    I am absolutely heartbroken to have to say this as of right now I won't be able to proceed with the tour. In consulting with medical professionals it's become increasingly clear that continuing any festival or tour dates would jeopardize my long-term health and safety.

    Words cannot describe my frustration at this pivotal point in my career. So please know that my team and I are working diligently on a spectacular show for you as soon as I am recovered and ready to return safely onstage this summer.

    For North American headline dates, your tickets will automatically be refunded, for all other territories you will be contacted by your ticket provider regarding options, please keep a look out for new dates and information.



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