Dyo (singer)

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Dyo
Birth nameOladayo Olatunji
Born (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 26)
London, England
GenresPop, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Associated actsNEIKED, Wiley, Chip

Dayo Olatunji (born 4 March 1992), better known by her stage name Dyo (formerly Ms D), is an Ivor Novello nominated, multi-platinum selling English singer-songwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dyo grew up in East Ham, East London. Her mother was born in the United Kingdom and her father was born in Lagos, Nigeria.[1]

Having started to sing at the age of 4, at age 10 she started to take part in talent shows, competitions and performing in school assemblies.[1]

Career[edit]

2009–2016: Ms D[edit]

Under her previous stage name 'Ms D', she was credited as the featured artist and co-writer for all three of rapper Wiley's hit singles from his 2013 album The Ascent including UK Chart #1 Single "Heatwave". In December 2012, she was featured on "Dependency", the debut single by English singer Charlie Brown.[2] She is also known for her vocals on rapper Chip's 2009 UK Chart #1 single "Oopsy Daisy". Ms D was credited as a songwriter and backing vocalist for Iggy Azalea's 2013 single "Bounce".[3]

2016–present: Dyo[edit]

In June 2016, unveiling her new stage name 'Dyo', she was credited as the featured vocalist and co-writer of pop song "Sexual" by Swedish producer NEIKED. The track was a critically acclaimed, multi-platinum selling international hit single. On 15 September 2016, Dyo signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music.[4] On 19 April 2017, Dyo was nominated for Best Contemporary Song at the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards for her songwriting work on "Sexual".[5] On 25 August 2017, Fifth Harmony released their third studio album which features a song entitled "Lonely Night" co-written by Dyo. In 2018, she collaborated with Nigeria's Adekunle Gold on his About 30 album on a track titled Down With You and arguably the best track on the album which led to her increased popularity in her home country, Nigeria. In June 2018, Luis Fonsi released his new single 'Calypso' ft. Stefflon Don, a song on which Dyo is credited as a co-writer.[6] On 1 October 2018, Dyo received a BMI award for her songwriting contribution on the Maroon 5 hit single 'What Lovers Do'.[7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As featured artist and songwriter[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[8]
AUS
[9]
IRE
[10]
SCO
[11]
"Sexual"
(NEIKED featuring Dyo)[12]
2016 5 4
[13]
2
[14]
3 UK (BPI): Platinum x2[15]

Australia (ARIA): Platinum x3[16]

Belgium (BEA): Platinum)[17]

Denmark (IFPI Denmark): Platinum[18]

France (SNEP): Platinum[19]

Germany (BVMI): Gold[20]

Italy (FIMI): Gold[21]

New Zealand (RMNZ): Platinum[22]

Norway (IFPI): Platinum[23]

"Reload"
(Wiley featuring Chip & Ms D)
2013 9 83 10
"Heatwave"
(Wiley featuring Ms D)
2012 1 31 8 1 UK (BPI): Platinum[15]
"Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya)"
(Wiley featuring Skepta, JME & Ms D)
2012 3 26 3 UK (BPI): Gold[15]
"Oopsy Daisy"
(Chipmunk featuring Ms D)
2009 1 7 1 UK (BPI): Gold[15]
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Songwriting Credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with
"Put It Down"
(featuring Ms. D)
2012 Loick Essien I.D Mixtape Featured artist/Co-writer Loick Essien
"Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya)"
(featuring Skepta, JME and Ms. D)
Wiley The Ascent Richard Cowie, Rodney Hwingwiri, Joseph Adenuga, Jamie Adenuga, Nayla "Sillkey" Largie
"Reload"
(featuring Ms. D and Chip)
2013 Richard Cowie, Michael Orabiyi, Talay Riley
"Bounce" Iggy Azalea The New Classic Co-writer Amethyst Kelly, Michael Di Scala, Mark Hadfield, Joecim Papp, Talay Riley, Natalie Sims
"Sexual"
(featuring Dyo)
2016 Neiked Non-album single Featured artist/Co-writer Victor Radstrom, Elina Stridh
"My Ones"
(featuring Dyo)
Chip Power Up EP Jahmaal Fyffe, Martin Prospere
"Lonely Night" 2017 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Co-writer Jason Evigan, Ally Hernandez, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, Normeni Hamilton, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Marcus Lomax
"What Lovers Do"
(featuring SZA)
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Adam Levine, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Jason Evigan, Solana Rowe, Victor Radstrom, Elina Stridh
"Bad Vibe"
(featuring Lotto Boyz and Mr Eazi)
2018 M.O Non-album single Scott Hoffman, Daniel Traynor, Oluwatosin Ajibade
"Calypso"
(with Stefflon Don)
Luis Fonsi Luis Lopez-Cepero, Maurico Rengifo, Andres Torres, Stephanie Allen
"Name on It"
(featuring Burna Boy)
Four of Diamonds Daniel Traynor, Tre Jean-Marie, Damini Ogulu
"Love Ain't Enough" Jacob Banks Village Jacob Banks, Jazmine Sullivan, Kazza Alexander, Charles Harmon, Benedetto Rotondi
"Stupid Things"
(featuring Saweetie)
Four of Diamonds Non-album single Daniel Heloy Davidsen, Peter Wallevik, Mich Hansen, Caroline Ailin, Neil Ormandy, Gino Borri
"Wondering"
(featuring Chip)
M.O Daniel Traynor, Ali Ahmed, Jahmaal Fyffe
"Favourite Thing" 2019 Fleur East TBA Fleur East, Philip Plested, George Tizzard, Richard Parkhouse

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Resonance
  • Released: 28 April 2014
  • Label: Killing Moon Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dayo talks". Urban Development. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Dependency (feat. Yungen & Ms D) – EP by Charlie Brown on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ The New Classic (Liner notes). Iggy Azalea. Island Records. 2014. 3781892.
  4. ^ Hanley, James (26 September 2016). "Overnight news from around the world: Monday, September 26". Music Week. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ Adejobi, Alicia (2017-04-19). "Ivor Novello 2017 nominations: Dyo reflects on 'overwhelming' success of Neiked's Sexual". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  6. ^ "Dr. Dk - Calypso".
  7. ^ "BMI London Awards 2018 announce Song of the Year contenders: Pressparty". Pressparty. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  8. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  9. ^ "Ms D – Australian Charts". australian-charts.com/ Hung Medien.
  10. ^ Peak chart positions for singles and albums in Ireland:
  11. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in Scotland
  12. ^ "Sexual (feat. Dyo) – Single by NEIKED on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  13. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  14. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts".
  15. ^ a b c d "BPI Certifications".
  16. ^ "ARIA Annual Charts 2017".
  17. ^ "Ultratop 2017 Goud-Platina".
  18. ^ "IFPI Neiked Sexual".
  19. ^ "SNEP - Neiked Sexual".
  20. ^ "MusikIndustrie.de".
  21. ^ "Italian single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual".
  22. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Neiked feat. Dyo – Sexual".
  23. ^ "Norwegian single certifications".
  24. ^ "MS D – RESONANCE EP – CD". Killing Moon Records. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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