21 October 1995 (age 26)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Amala Zandile Dlamini, known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. She also is Jewish and South African. Based in Los Angeles, she signed a recording contract with RCA Records in late 2013, later releasing her debut extended play," Purrr!" the following year. Doja rose to prominence in 2018 with her single "Mooo!", which became a viral success on YouTube. As of now, she has already collaborated with artists such as Gucci Mane, Rico Nasty, Tove Lo, and Ari Lennox. Doja studied piano and danced as a child and teenager. She is noted to be inspired by Nicki Minaj, Erykah Badu, Pharrell, Jamiroquai, PartyNextDoor, and Drake, as well as Indian culture, Hinduism, and Japanese culture.
Doja Cat released her debut studio album, "Amala", in 2018 and a deluxe repackage in early 2019. In November of the same year, she released her sophomore album, "Hot Pink", which included the hits "Juicy", remixed with rapper Tyga, and the smash "Say So", that hit the top 10 in more than ten countries and reached number one in the US after a remix with Nicki Minaj. On June 25th, 2021, Doja Cat released her third studio album, "Planet Her", which released previewed songs such as "Ain't Shit" and "Payday" featuring Young Thug. The album features Ariana Grande on "I Don't Do Drugs" and JID on "Options". "Planet Her" spawned singles "Kiss Me More" with SZA, "Need To Know", and "You Right" with The Weeknd.
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