Dyo (singer)

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Dyo
Birth name Oladayo Olatunji
Born (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 25)
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Associated acts NEIKED, Wiley, Chip

Dayo Olatunji (born 4 March 1992), better known by her stage name Dyo (formerly Ms D), is an Ivor Novello nominated singer/songwriter from London, England.[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.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As featured artist and songwriter[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
AUS
[7]
IRE
[8]
SCO
[9]
"Sexual"
(NEIKED featuring Dyo)[10]
2016 5 4
[11]
2
[12]
3
"Reload"
(Wiley featuring Chip & Ms D)
2013 9 83 10
"Heatwave"
(Wiley featuring Ms D)
2012 1 31 8 1
"Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya)"
(Wiley featuring Skepta, JME & Ms D)
2012 3 26 3 The Ascent
"Oopsy Daisy"
(Chipmunk featuring Ms D)
2009 1 7 1 I Am Chipmunk
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Other Writing Credits[edit]

Year Artist Title Album
2017 Maroon 5 "What Lovers Do"
(featuring SZA)
Red Pill Blues
Fifth Harmony "Lonely Night" Fifth Harmony
2014 Iggy Azalea "Bounce" The New Classic

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Resonance
  • Released: 28 April 2014
  • Label: Killing Moon Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD[13]

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. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  7. ^ "Ms D – Australian Charts". australian-charts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ Peak chart positions for singles and albums in Ireland:
  9. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in Scotland
  10. ^ "Sexual (feat. Dyo) – Single by NEIKED on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". 
  13. ^ "MS D – RESONANCE EP – CD". Killing Moon Records. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 

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