Zyra (singer)

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ZYRA
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Zyra performing in 2016
Background information
Birth nameAlexandra Cheatle
Also known asZYRA
Born (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 (age 24)
Leicester, United Kingdom
GenresPop, electronic
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active2014–present
Websitewww.facebook.com/zyramusic

Alexandra Cheatle (born 6 June 1994), known by her stage name Zyra, is a US Platinum selling, BMI award winning British singer, songwriter and producer.

Musical career[edit]

Breakthrough[edit]

In July 2014, Cheatle adopted the alias Zyra.[1] The following month, she featured as a guest vocalist on a number of tracks she had written for the sophomore release from Seattle production duo, Odesza.[2] "Say My Name" peaked at number 2 on the iTunes US electronic charts[3] as an initial single release, while the album, In Return quickly reached the top of the US electronic album chart,[4] peaking at 20 in the main chart.

Awards[edit]

Cheatle became the youngest person ever to receive a Make It Break It Songwriting Award in October 2009,[5] winning the UK national songwriting competition The Make It Break It Awards [6] (formerly known as The National Youth Rock and Pop Awards).[7] The judging panel of industry professionals who chose Alex's song 'People Talk About Us' as their winner included; Coldplay's Chris Martin, record producer Steve Levine, and Guy Moot.[8] Chris Martin of Coldplay is among the competitions alumni winners.[6] On December 7, 2015, “Say My Name (RAC Remix) ft. Zyra” was nominated for a Grammy.[9]

Alex Cheatle I.jpg

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance

[10]
2015 "Say My Name" (Odesza featuring Zyra) 16 In Return
2016 "It's Only" (Odesza featuring Zyra)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/zyramusic
  2. ^ http://inreturn.odesza.com/
  3. ^ http://zyramusic.tumblr.com/post/95325221984/this-was-a-good-moment-zyra-odesza-saymyname
  4. ^ http://zyramusic.tumblr.com/post/96456996129
  5. ^ "Make it, Break it Awards". Makeitbreakit.org. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  6. ^ a b "Make it Break it Awards". Makeitbreakit.org. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  7. ^ "Make it, Break it Awards 2010". Makeitbreakit.org. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  8. ^ "Guy Moot takes MD chair at EMI Publishing". Tourdates.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  9. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  10. ^ "ODESZA - Chart history: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 December 2016.

External links[edit]

www.facebook.com/zyramusic www.zyramusic.tumblr.com