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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 winning the Billboard x Samsung NXT 2.0 competition and celebrity co-signs from Flo Milli, Tinashe, Tabitha Brown, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Lawrence The Band. 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, Designing Miami, and Hype House.


With an upcoming EP and a North American tour alongside Fatai, 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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