Kiiara

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Kiiara
Kiiara.jpg
Kiiara in 2017
Background information
Birth nameKiara Saulters[1]
Born (1995-05-24) May 24, 1995 (age 24)
Wilmington, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013–present
Labels

Kiara Saulters (born May 24, 1995), known professionally as Kiiara, is an American singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Illinois.[3][4] She is currently signed to Atlantic Records. Her 2015 single "Gold" peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She is also known for collaborating on Linkin Park's 2017 single "Heavy".

Early life[edit]

Kiiara grew up in Wilmington, Illinois.[5] She attended Wilmington High School where she played for the school's volleyball team.[5] While recording her breakout EP, she also worked as a hardware store clerk. She started a studio internship to help familiarize herself with the music process and get practice recording.[1][3]

Career[edit]

In 2013, Kiiara independently released an acoustic pop single called "Bring Me Back" under her real name.[1][6]

In June 2015, after signing a deal to Atlantic Records and changing to her stage name from Kiara Saulters to Kiiara, she released her debut single "Gold".[3][7] In 2015, "Gold" was chosen as background music of a 15-second Apple Watch commercial titled "Style".[8] The song was her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13. Her debut extended play (EP), low kii savage was released on March 22, 2016.[9][10] The video for "Gold" quickly gained popularity, reaching five million views during mid-May 2016.[11]

On September 15, 2016, Kiiara made her television debut, performing "Gold" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.[12] Kiiara was featured on Linkin Park's single, "Heavy", which was released digitally on February 16, 2017 and on radio on February 21.[13][14] She later performed "Heavy" with Julia Michaels at the Linkin Park and Friends: Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington concert at the Hollywood Bowl which was held after the death of Linkin Park's vocalist Chester Bennington.[15]

In March 2018, she was featured in Cheat Codes' single "Put Me Back Together".[16]

Influences[edit]

Kiiara has cited Eminem, Rihanna, Yelawolf and Linkin Park as her influences.[17]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[18]
US
Heat.

[19]
AUS
[20]
Low Kii Savage 41 13 46

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[21]
AUS
[20]
BEL
(FL)

[22]
CAN
[23]
DEN
[24]
ITA
[25]
NET
[26][27]
NZ
[28]
SWE
[29]
UK
[30]
"Bring Me Back"[6]
(as Kiara Saulters)[1]
2013 Non-album single
"Gold" 2015 13 5 15 20 12 53 56 22 29 48 Low Kii Savage
"Feels"[39] 2016
"Hang Up tha Phone"[40]
"Dopemang"[41]
(featuring Ashley All Day)
Non-album singles
"Whippin"
(featuring Felix Snow)
2017 [A] 94 113 [B]
"Wishlist"[43]
"Messy"[44] 2018
"Gloe"
"Diamonds"[45]
(with Jauz)
The Wise and the Wicked
"1%" Non-album singles
"L*** Is a Bad Word"[46]
"I Don't Wanna Be Friends"
"How Can You Love Me"
"Open My Mouth"[47] 2019 TBA[48]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[21]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[49]
BEL
(FL)

[22]
BEL
(WA)

[50]
CAN
[23]
IRE
[51]
ITA
[25]
SWI
[52]
UK
[30]
"Heavy"
(Linkin Park featuring Kiiara)[53]
2017 45
[54]
33
[55]
9 [C] [D] 46
[56]
88
[57]
78
[58]
8 43 One More Light
"Complicated"
(Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta featuring Kiiara)
51 4 6 37 Non-album singles
"Cross My Mind Pt. 2"
(A R I Z O N A featuring Kiiara)
"Darkside"
(Ty Dolla $ign & Future featuring Kiiara)
Bright: The Album
"Put Me Back Together"
(Cheat Codes featuring Kiiara)[65]
2018 Non-album singles
"Be Somebody"
(Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero featuring Kiiara)[66]
"Obsessed"
(Ashley All Day featuring Kiiara)
2019
"Lonely Baby"
(Hyphen Hyphen featuring Kiiara)
[E]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Darkside" 2017 Ty Dolla $ign, Future Bright: The Album
"Chit Chat" 2018 ALMA Heavy Rules Mixtape
"MAKIN MONEY" LiL Aaron ROCK$TAR FAMOU$
"In The Stars" 2019 One OK Rock Eye of the Storm

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Whippin" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 46 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[22]
  2. ^ "Whippin" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number six on the NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart.[42]
  3. ^ "Heavy" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 4 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[22]
  4. ^ "Heavy" did not enter the Ultratop 50 nor the bubbling under Ultratip chart, but was registered in the Ultratip charts as an extra tip.[50]
  5. ^ "Lonely Baby" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 43 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[50]

References[edit]

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