By owston, May 22 2018 10:49PM
Rhythmic pop artist Yana was born in Varna, Bulgaria and moved to the United States where she was raised in Los Angeles, California. She started studying piano at the age of 6 and attended performance boot camps in the heart of LA where she learned the basics of contemporary songwriting in classes held by Grammy-nominated industry professionals. Shortly after being introduced to the music industry, Yana began collaborating with producer Drew Allsbrook, and together they co-wrote songs that were recorded and performed by artists for theme songs and music libraries. They penned the lighthearted pop tune "Don't You Wanna Be Like Us" which has been used by Elle.com, Nickelodeon, and Lifetime's Dance Moms. As of 2018, Yana is working on her upcoming EP that is set to release within the next year. Her debut single "My Check" was released on May 17th, 2018.
#musicmoney caught up with the talented new artist.
Where are you from?
I was born in Varna, Bulgaria, but I moved to the US at the age of four and was raised in Long Beach, California!
Describe your sound:
It’s a mix of rhythmic pop and urban contemporary R&B! Think Dua Lipa mixed with Charlie Puth and a sprinkle of Bazzi.
Tell us about your latest track:
It’s an rhythmic pop-inspired empowerment anthem about making money and being proud to talk about it and inspire others to do the same! It’s the type of song you listen to on Fridays when you’re about to get your paycheck, and on the weekends when you’re celebrating it. It’s almost like a prophecy.
Who inspires you?
I love listening to Charlie Puth; I feel like I connect the most with him out of any artist I listen to. His work inspires me to write as much as I can and express myself in the purest way I know how.
Where do you see your career in 5 years?
I hope to be celebrating my music with people all around the globe. One of my biggest goals is to tour the world and perform in my home country, Bulgaria. It’ll bring my life full circle.
Where can we check out your sounds?
Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, SoundCloud, you name it! My first single “My Check” is available on all major streaming platforms. Links to all streams are on www.yanaofficial.com!
Tell us something about yourself that the people need to know.
I’ll tell you a secret: I love writing music and I dream to do it for the rest of my life. I only hope to inspire others to do the same with their dreams.