Hailing from South Africa, Tyla, often referred to as the pop princess, burst onto the scene with her viral sensation, “Water,” which rapidly gained international recognition. This infectious track first gained notoriety on TikTok, sparking a widespread dance challenge that captivated audiences. The popularity of “Water” continued to soar, ultimately earning it a coveted spot on Spotify’s prestigious Top 40 global chart. This achievement has established Tyla as the first South African artist to reach the coveted milestone of 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify, as reported by African Folder.
Tyla has achieved a milestone by reaching 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify, making her the first South African artist to accomplish this feat. pic.twitter.com/ItoqW74UZ2
— African Folder (@africanfolder) October 9, 2023Advertisement
“Water,” a fusion of afrobeats and amapiano, made its debut in July and has since inspired over 570 thousand TikTok users to partake in its dance craze. The 21-year-old singer has coined her music style as “popiano,” a unique fusion of pop and amapiano. Tyla is signed to the Epic Records label, in collaboration with Fax Records, a venture rooted in both Johannesburg and New York and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency. This global record label boasts a roster that has included acclaimed artists such as Fifth Harmony, Future, and French Montana.
According to Charts Africa, “Water” currently holds the second position on the top 10 Billboard US Afrobeats songs chart. Additionally, the prolific South African music sensation has unveiled the official music video for this chart-topping track.