Taylor Parks

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Taylor Parks
Taylor Monet Parks

(1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 25)
Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Singer
  • actress
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Musical career

Taylor Monet Parks (born September 16, 1993), also known by the stage name Tayla Parx, is an American singer-songwriter, and actress. In 2018, Parks was credited as a co-writer on three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles; "Love Lies" by Khalid and Normani, "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande, and "High Hopes" by Panic! at the Disco.

Taylor played the role of Little Inez in the 2007 film Hairspray.[1] She has also appeared in the television series Gilmore Girls, Everybody Hates Chris, Carpoolers, Bones, Victorious, and had a recurring role in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP starring Keke Palmer. Parks is also a personal friend of Palmer's.[2][3]

Parks lives in Los Angeles. She has contributed to albums by Ariana Grande, Khalid, Jennifer Lopez, BTS, Jason Derulo, Pentatonix, Mariah Carey, The Internet, Camilla Cabello, Fifth Harmony, and Chris Brown (featured on the track "Anyway" from his Royalty album). She has written with various artists/producers including Demi Lovato, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Leanne Rimes, DJ Mustard, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Meghan Trainor. Parks has also written hits for K-pop artists BTS, Red Velvet, f(x) and Tao. She also voices one of the characters for the SIms Olympus game (Electronic Arts).[citation needed] Parks was signed as a songwriter by Jon Platt at Warner Chappell Publishing at age 19.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Hairspray Little Inez Stubbs Won Critic's Choice Movie Awards for Best Acting Ensemble
2007 Beyond the Pretty Door Angel Turner
2007 Love... & Other 4 Letter Words Young Stormy
2012–present SIMS OLYMPUS Various Roles (voice) Video Game/EA Games
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Victor Stone (voice) Direct to Video
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Gilmore Girls Singing Kid #3 Season 6, Episode 18 The Real Paul Anka
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Girl #2 Season 2, Episode 1 Everybody Hates Rejection
2007 Carpoolers Aubrey's daughter Season 1, Pilot Episode The Toaster
2009–2010 True Jackson, VP Shelley (3 episodes)
2010 Bones Jill MacIntosh Season 6, Episode 8 The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck
2012 Victorious Kara Season 3, Episode 6 Tori & Jade's Playdate



Title Details
Tayla Made

Video Games[edit]

The Walking Dead: The Final Season | Alvin Junior | 2018


Title Year Album
"Do Not Answer" 2015 Non-album single
"I Love You" 2016
"Bump That"

Featured appearances[edit]

Title Year Album Extra Credits
(Chris Brown featuring Tayla Parx)
2015 Royalty Co-writer
"Your Eyes"
(The Knocks featuring Tayla Parx)
2017 Testify EP

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Albums appearances
Title Year Album
"You Can't Stop the Beat"
(with cast of Hairspray)
2007 Hairspray
"Run and Tell That"
(with Elijah Kelley)

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"My Everything"[4] 2014 Ariana Grande My Everything
"Call Me Crazy"[4] Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But...
"All In A Day's Work, Bye Baby" Danity Kane DK3
"Boss"[4] Fifth Harmony Reflection
"So Good"[4] Jennifer Lopez A.K.A.
"Glass House" Luke James Luke James
"Point of No Return"[4] Keyshia Cole Point of No Return
"Infinity" 2015 Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity
"Diamond" f(x) 4 Walls
"Dope" Fifth Harmony 7/27
"Birthday" Elle Varner, 50 Cent
"Love Me Down" Jason Derulo Everything is 4
"Lie to Me" Prince Royce Double Vision
"Paris On a Sunny Day"
"Campfire" Red Velvet The Red
"Don't U Wait No More"
"Dumb Dumb"
"Just Sayin/I Tried" The Internet Ego Death
"Special Affair"
(featuring Tayla Parx)
Chris Brown Royalty
"REF" Pentatonix Pentatonix
"Na Na Na"
"Fuck Apologies" 2016 JoJo Mad Love
"All the Time" Chris Lane Girl Problems
"In Common" Alicia Keys Here
"Set in Stone" Guy Sebastian Conscious

(featuring Tayla Parx)

The Knocks, Tayla Parx Testify - EP
"Better" Meghan Trainor Thank You
"Woman Up"
"Solo Yo"
(featuring Prince Royce)
2017 Sofia Reyes Louder
"Deliver" Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony
"Cry Baby" Demi Lovato Tell Me You Love Me
"Just Like You" Fergie Double Dutchess
"Asleep" Majid Jordan The Space Between
"The Space Between"
"Island" Eric Bellinger, Tayla Parx Eric B For President: Term 2
"Make You Mine" Emma Jensen
"MIC Drop"

(featuring Desiigner)

BTS Love Yourself 承 'Her'
"Mic Jack" Big Boi, Adam Levine, Scar, Sleepy Brown Boomiverse

(featuring Casey Veggies)

Travis Garland Travis Garland
"Motel Pool"
"You Made Your Bed (So Lay In It)"
"Your Song"

(featuring Junoflo)

2018 BoA, Junoflo One Shot, Two Shot
"The Kids Are Alright" Chloe x Halle The Kids Are Alright
"Love Lies" Khalid & Normani Love, Simon soundtrack

(featuring Grimes)

Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer[5]
"I Like That"
"I Got the Juice"

(featuring Pharrell Williams)

"Don't Judge Me"
(featuring 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla Sign)
Christina Aguilera Liberation
"Right Moves"
(featuring Keida and Shenseea)
"Like I Do"
(featuring GoldLink)
"Out of Your Mind"
(featuring Alison Wonderland)
The Presets Hi Viz
"High Hopes" Panic! at the Disco Pray For The Wicked
(featuring Kendrick Lamar)
Anderson Paak Oxnard
(featuring Davido and Normani)
Quavo Quavo Huncho
"Thank U, Next" Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
"Needy" 2019
"Fake Smile"
"Bad Idea"
"Make Up"
"In My Head"
"7 Rings"


  1. ^ "The Hairspray Diaries Taylor Parks shares secrets from the set". Scholastic.com. July 18, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Bonds, Randy C. (May 27, 2011). "AWP Interviews Keke Palmer & Taylor Parks (Video Inside)". And We Present. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  3. ^ 7 Secrets episode with Keke Palmer, dat Nickelodeon
  4. ^ a b c d e "Taylor Parks | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  5. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/dirty-computer-janelle-monae/gukko5983415a

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