Grammy-Nominated Singer Tyla Goes Platinum With “Water”

January 17, 2024

Tyla Maintains #7 On Billboard Hot 100 For Second Week In A Row

The South African star’s hit single, “Water,” dominated the year and earned the 21-year-old singer and Amapiano/Pop star her first career GRAMMY award nomination. Now, just before Tyla heads to Los Angeles for this year’s ceremony as “Water” competes for “Best African Music Performance,” she enjoys another career landmark: “Water” is certified platinum!

It’s been a deserved ascent for Tyla who has cemented herself as one of the brightest stars in music this past year. In addition to scoring Top 20 placements on a variety of global Billboard charts, Tyla’s “Water” also received multi-platinum certifications in South Africa (3x) and Brazil (2x), as well as additional platinum certifications in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Gold certifications were achieved in UK, France, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, Turkey and Belgium,—a massive global hit in every sense of the term. Stateside, “Water” peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, a coveted Top 10 placement as a solo artist, making her the highest charting African female soloist in Hot 100 history.

Tyla – Water. image: supplied

The song has also spawned two remixes—one with Travis Scott, the other with Marshmello—that feature two globally renowned artists that help achieve Tyla’s stated mission: to bring her native sound of Amapiano to new ears and audiences.

A Year of Stellar Performances

Tyla has turned everything she’s touched into gold in the last six months. To end the year, Tyla delivered a multitude of high profile live performances, capitalizing off the notoriety she gained by making her national TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in October.

The ‘Fallon’ set has been viewed over eight million times online, just the beginning of Tyla’s TV prowess. On the season finale of The Voice, NBC’s Emmy-winning singing competition program, Tyla’s scene stealing performances of “Water” and “Truth or Dare” helped the show conclude its 24th season with a bang. On the very last day of 2023, on ABC’s legendary Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcast, Tyla punctuated her star-turning year with one final 2023 performance of the song that took the world by storm. Even President Barack Obama named “Water” as one of his favourite songs of the year during his annual playlist reveal.

In March, Tyla will release her self-titled debut album, which is currently available for pre-order. The album will feature “Water” as well as focus tracks “On & On” and “Truth Or Dare,” each of which began generating its own momentum to close 2023. Tyla’s live debut of “On & On,” which she delivered via world-renowned studio performance platform COLORS, has surpassed one million views, as has the official visualizer for “Truth Or Dare,” which approaches two million views.

“I’m very excited,” says Tyla of her upcoming debut album. “Because when I listen back to the album, I’m like, the people are not ready!”

  • Reply
    Kai Wells
    January 18, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    I love me some Tyla!😍
    “Water” is 🔥🔥🔥🔥!!!I

    • Reply
      Just Trimmings
      January 18, 2024 at 1:01 pm

      Obsessed with her! Cannot wait for her album to drop in March 🥳💃♥️

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