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There are at least three artists with this name:
1. A pop singer
2. A remix group
3. Abbreviation of deepearth.void

Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known by her stage name Dev, is an American recording artist. She was discovered by The Cataracs when she made an Amy Winehouse cover and posted it onto MySpace back in 2008. Dev’s song Booty Bounce was sampled in Far East Movement’s hit single Like A G6 which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold over two million downloads in the country. Dev was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010 and released her first official single, Bass Down Low in December. The song debuted at number ninety-four in the US. Dev’s debut album, The Night the Sun Came Up, is set for 20 September 2011 release.

Dev was born in Tracy, California to Lisa, a real estate agent, and Riki Tailes, a painting contractor. Dev grew up in Manteca and is of Mexican and Portuguese descent. She has two younger sisters, Sierra Sol and Maezee Lua. At the age of four, she started swimming and was part of the U.S Olympic development program. She graduated from Sierra High School, where she was a member of a band and a choir. Soon, she attended San Joaquin Delta College, studying English and art history.

She made a cover of an Amy Winehouse song that she described as being “super-weird and super-different”. She recorded the song off her MacBook and made it in response to her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, calling it a “diss track”. A friend of hers posted the song onto MySpace, and production team The Cataracs noticed it and contacted Dev.

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