Paula DeAnda

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Paula DeAnda
Paula DeAnda.jpg
DeAnda in March 2007
Background information
Birth namePaula Dacia DeAnda
Born (1989-11-03) November 3, 1989 (age 30)
San Angelo, Texas, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2005–present
Associated acts

Paula Dacia DeAnda (born November 3, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter. She first came to prominence with her first single, "Doing Too Much", which became a hit in the Southwest. She then got the opportunity to audition for Clive Davis, who signed her to Arista Records on the spot. Her debut album, Paula DeAnda, was released in 2006 and contained the US Billboard Hot 100 top twenty song "Walk Away (Remember Me)".

Early life[edit]

DeAnda was born in San Angelo, Texas, to Mexican American parents Steven and Barbara, a restaurant general manager and a registered nurse, respectively.[1][2][3][4] At age six she began taking piano lessons and was soon singing at functions around town at the recommendation of her piano teacher.[5] She also sang the national anthem at local football games.[1][5] In 2002, DeAnda's family decided to move to Corpus Christi in order to help advance her career in music since Corpus Christi had a reputation as a music hub.[6] She attended Mary Carroll High School.[1]


2005–09: Debut album Paula DeAnda[edit]

DeAnda was the opening act for a concert which featured hip-hop artists, Nelly, Baby Bash and Frankie J. performing in front of twenty thousand people.[1][6] Her first single, "What Would It Take" was serviced to local radio stations in July, received airplay from ten radio stations across the country. Her next single "Doing Too Much" was released in December. It was then that she got the opportunity to audition for Clive Davis who signed her for a seven-album deal with Arista Records on the spot.[1][2][3][6]

"Doing Too Much" served as the lead single to her self-titled debut album which was released in the summer of 2006, and charted in the Top50 of the Billboard Hot 100. It was later was certified gold in the US in 2007. Paula DeAnda charted at #54 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album mainly consists of songs about love and relationships and is of the pop-R&B genre.[7] DeAnda co-wrote four songs on the album, which features production from Happy Perez among others. She was only 16 years old at the time of the album's released. Her second single "Walk Away (Remember Me)" (written by Christina Milian and Ne-Yo) was her biggest hit, reaching the top twenty on the Hot 100. The single was certified gold by the RIAA, becoming her second single to do so. Follow-up singles from her debut included "When It Was Me" and "Easy" which the latter featured rapper Lil Wayne. She later appeared in the MTV television film Super Sweet 16: The Movie.[3]

In 2008, DeAnda began production on next effort, initially due in 2009.[8] A buzz single "Stunned Out" was released and garnered some airplay, but the set's lead single ended up being the ballad "Roll the Credits", which was released with a music video was planned.[8] Clive Davis left Arista's parent company at the time, RCA Label Group in 2008 to become the chief creative officer for Sony BMG.[9] DeAnda also parted ways Arista following his departure.

2010–14: Scrapped second album, The Voice and The Voice & The Beats EP[edit]

After she was leaving Arista Records, DeAnda's sophomore album was shelved, in addition to a tentative Spanish album. Following this period, DeAnda began posting a series of covers on YouTube in the summer of 2010.[10] DeAnda released a series of digital singles: "Besos" in 2011, "Your Place" in 2012 and "Shut Up and Love Me" in 2013.

Following her digital releases in 2013, DeAnda was selected to perform the National Athem live on television at the Canelo vs Trout fight.

Later in 2014, DeAnda auditioned for Season 6 of NBC's singing competition, The Voice, as revealed on her Twitter page.[11] Both Shakira and Blake Shelton turned their chairs but she opted for Blake Shelton. During the Battles, Round 1, she was defeated by fellow Team Blake teammate Sisaundra Lewis after their duet of Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want".

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition The Way Ariana Grande March 10, 2014 5.3 Shakira and Blake Shelton turned
Joined Team Blake
Battles, Round 1 "Do What U Want" (vs. Sisaundra Lewis) Lady Gaga March 17, 2014 8.5 Eliminated

After The Voice, DeAnda collaborated with the Jump Smokers on her first EP The Voice & The Beats, which was released on June 25, 2014 and featured the first single "Horns Blow (Shimmy Shimmy)".

2015–present: Second EP PDA[edit]

In early 2015, DeAnda announced that she was working on another project. In February, she launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her new album, which was achieved in a couple of weeks. After the success of the campaign, she announced a new EP was in the works in addition to a full-length album.

On March 23, 2015, she released the music video for her song "Brand New". In May 2015, she announced the title of her next EP would be PDA.[12]

In early 2018 Paula was called back to do the star spangled banner once more for the televised fight Canelo vs. GGG 2, the rematch to the disappointing tie just months earlier.

In late 2018 Deanda released her single titled "Don't Werk" which is available on all platforms and digital download. She later performed the single at event for Tionne Watkins, who was hosting a venue of veteran singers.

In April 2019, Paula De'Anda releasee an unpromoted single titled "Killin' My Vibe" by the musical sensation Waseem Shark & Dub Shakes which introduced her to a whole new Bollywood sound and featured her vocals in Hindi. After it garnered success in Southeast Asia on their airplay, Paula was interviewed later in to discuss the success of the single[13]

In mid 2019, Paula announced a new project. One song on the project includes "I Don't Wanna Wait" featuring Rico Rossi (musician) and M-Status. The project was followed by a music video, that debuted in Deutsche Urban Charts and landed in the top 30 and is currently rising [5]. Her next project was "Roll It", a single appreciating prop 64, the legalization of Marijuana which was released on 4/20. She followed the song with a music video which has been released on Paula DeAnda's official channel, making it the first video on there in the past 12 years.

Paula DeAnda attended the BET Awards 2019 as an audience member. Prior to the award show, Paula attended the pre-celebration of the 2019 award show for PrettyLittleThing [14]

By October 3rd 2019, Paula Released her next single titled Iddi Biddi, which played homage to Selena and Aaliyah. The song was later followed by lyric visuals and is set to promote the revival of her PDA project.[15] Seven weeks after her single was released, DeAnda became the face of the winter collection for Glamnetics and introduced a new beauty line of eyelashes.

As of December of 2019, Paula has been hinting for a possible musical collaboration between her and Nivea (singer). Both singers have shown interest in working together [16]. DeAnda has also made her television return on LATV with an interview on the network, which is yet to be released. Paula will soon be releasing her next song sometime in 2020, which will be titled Mì Droga.


DeAnda has cited Jo Dee Messina, Shania Twain, Aaliyah, LeAnn Rimes, and Selena as major musical influences.[5]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Paula DeAnda 54

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and notes
Title Album details
The Voice & The Beats (with Jump Smokers)
  • Released: June 24, 2014
  • Label: JS Sound
  • Formats: Digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2006 "Doing Too Much" 41 20 RIAA: Gold Paula DeAnda
"Walk Away (Remember Me)" 18 4 60 60 RIAA: Gold
2007 "When It Was Me" [A]
"Easy" 64 18
2009 "Roll the Credits" Non-album singles
2011 "Besos"
2012 "Your Place"
2013 "Shut Up and Love Me"
2014 "The Way (The Voice Performance Single)"
2014 "Horns Blow (Shimmy Shimmy)"
2015 "Marching"
"Don't Stop"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.


Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2006 "Doing Too Much" Diane Martel[20]
"Walk Away (Remember Me)" Ray Kay[21]
2007 "Easy" Bille Woodruff[22]
2011 "Besos" Happy Perez
2013 "Your Place" Larry Servin
2015 "Brand New" Freddy Dang
2019 "I Don't Wanna Wait" Potent
2019 "Roll It" Mark Amar

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Credits Ref.
2007 "There's Nothin'" Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Vocals [4]
"Supa Chic" Baby Bash Cyclone Co-write, vocals [23]
"As Days Go By (The Love Letter)" Vocals
"Bubble On" Latino Velvet The Camp is Back Vocals [24]
2010 "Best Friend" Dirty Mexican Zoe Mindin My Bizniz Vocals [25][26]
2011 "Dreamin" MC Magic The Rewire Vocals
"Thanks for Looking Over Us" Jay Tee Single Vocals [27]
"Get it In" Lucky Luciano Money Bags Vocals [28]
2012 "Keep The Party Alive" Enoc Promotional single Lead Vocals
2012 "Crazy" Baby Jay Luv & Respect Lead Vocals
2012 "Butterfly Kisses" Frankie J & Baby Bash Non-Album Single Vocals
2013 "Sittin' In Something New" Latino Velvet Non-Album Single Lead Vocals
2013 "Space City" Go Dj Hi-C Featuring Slim Thug, Paula De'Anda, and Bad Bunny Houston is Certified Featured Vocals
2013 "Spoiled Lil Bitch" Baby Bash The Unsung Albun Vocals
2014 "Look Around" Big Gemini featuring Paula De'Anda & Yung Blast Deadly Melody Featured Vocals
2014 "Pray For Me" Gt Garza Young Mexico + Brown Funeral Vocals
2015 "Run Thangs" Honey Cocaine The Gift Rap Vocals
2016 "Pobre Cancionero" Sebastian De La Cruz Non-Album Single Background Vocals
2016 "I Don't Know You" Josh B & Paula DeAnda Non-Album Single Additional Vocals
2017 "Body Yo Body" Baby Bash & Frankie J Sangria Vocals
2018 "Ain't No Sunshine" Baeza (rapper) & GT Garza Non-Album Single Vocals
2019 "America" Hi Jackson & The Country Club and Bizness Boi Promotional Featurette Lead Vocals
2019 "Killin' My Vibe" Waseem Stark & Dub Shakes Promotional Single Lead Vocals
2019 "I Don't Wanna Wait" Rico Rossi (musician) featuring Paula De'Anda & M-Status Promotional Single Lead Vocals [6]

External links[edit]

  • [7] Paula DeAnda


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