Doja Cat’s song “Say So” goes off like a suppository worldwide. Now the remix together with Nicki Minaj has even reached the first place on the US billboard charts. It almost couldn’t get any better than this. However, for many in Germany now a question that is not so unimportant arises: Who is this Doja Cat?
Obsessed with Catwoman
Doja Cat, whose real name is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, was born in Los Angeles, where she grew up. As a child, she received piano and dance lessons, listened to the music of Busta Rhymes and Erykah Badu and was obsessed with the film “Catwoman” (in the Halle Berry version).
After becoming familiar with the Logic music production program and learning to compose with a midi controller, she uploaded her first song to Soundcloud when she was sixteen. In 2014 she was signed to a label and released the “Purrr!” EP.
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“So High”, the lead track from it recorded over thirty million streams and was celebrated by Tastemaker media such as Fader, Vibe and Paper. Doja Cat expanded her fan base through concert tours with US pop bomb Lizzo, Father and Theophilus London.
In March 2018 she released her debut album “Amala”, which takes the listener into a “sweetly sexy world”, whose soundtrack consists of wild hip-hop, strange pop and hung-out R&B. In 2018, her whimsical french fries video “Mooo!” Became a viral sensation.
The DIY clip now has almost forty million YouTube views and has found numerous imitators, there are countless meme variations and a #MOOChallenge that made Doja Cat even appear in the Twitter trends.