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Nyla XO, an LA-based singer-songwriter, producer, and keyboardist, has been immersed in music since before her feet could barely reach the piano pedals. Named after the birthplaces of both herself (LA) and her mother (NY), Nyla draws inspiration from artists like Alessia Cara, India.Arie, Tori Kelly, and Alicia Keys, crafting a signature style defined by genre-bending lush harmonies. Her diverse talents led her to achieve various career milestones, including a role as one of the lead vocalists in JC Chasez's former mega girl group, a member of America’s Got Talent house band and portraying Nina Simone in the Zoe Saldana-starring biopic Nina.


Combining pop, alt-R&B, and soul, Nyla's music reflects life's varied experiences, earning her accolades such as being recognized as the "Next Great Unsigned Artist" by Billboard after winning the Billboard x Samsung NXT 2.0 competition - and landing on the cover of a special digital issue of Billboard Magazine.  With celebrity co-signs from Flo Milli, Tinashe, Tabitha Brown, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Lawrence The Band, Nyla's start power is rising. Beyond her artistry, Nyla is a creative force behind the scenes– from conceptualizing and designing visuals to directing and shooting her own music videos, the “DIY QUEEN” weaves her XO touch seamlessly into every project. As a songwriter, she has collaborated with her husband, producer, and drummer Henry McDaniel, landing music sync placements on various shows like All American, Tyler Perry's 'Sistas', Grand Crew, and Netflix's Designing Miami, Hype House, and Love Island.


With an upcoming EP set to release this Summer, Nyla XO is poised for a breakthrough year, showcasing her talent and vision to a wider audience. Keep an eye out for this rising star as she continues to make waves in the music industry.

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