Daya, born on October 24, 1998, is a renowned singer and songwriter. Her career took off in 2015 with the release of her chart-topping debut single titled ‘Hide Away.’ Over the years, she has collaborated with various artists such as the Chainsmokers. Already a Grammy Award winner, Daya is an icon and inspiration for budding artists around the world. So, let’s raise a toast and celebrate her special day!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Grace Martine Tandon



Birth date:

October 24, 1998



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$4 million

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Grace Martine Tandon, popularly known by her moniker Daya, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to parents Hans and Christine. She was raised in the suburbs of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Growing up, she attended St. Bernard School and completed her early education. Thereafter, she enrolled at Mt. Lebanon High School and graduated from this institution. She has four siblings named Avery, Lou, Celia, and Mariana.

When she was three years of age, Daya started taking piano lessons. By the time she was 11 years old, she played jazz piano. During her childhood, she also learned to play several other instruments, such as saxophone, ukulele, guitar, and flute. Growing up, she would spend her summers attending a songwriting workshop at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Daya also attended the Accelerando Music Conservatory in Pittsburgh when she was 11 years old. It was at this institution that she met producer and songwriter Gino Barletta, who later invited her to Los Angeles and work on some original material.

Subsequently, her professional career began when she moved to Los Angeles and began working on her debut single ‘Hide Away.’ The song was released on April 22, 2015, and received acclaim from fans and critics alike. That same year, Daya made her television debut performance on the daytime T.V. show “Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda.” In 2016, the artist collaborated with the Chainsmokers, lending her voice to their track ‘Don’t Let Me Down.’ It eventually topped the list of Hot 100, thereby bringing in more success and recognition her way.

Career timeline

Her First Release

She releases the song ‘Hide Away.’

Collaborating with the Chainsmokers

She lends her voice to their song ‘Don’t Let Me Down.’

Winning a Grammy

Her song ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ wins the award for ‘Best Dance Recording.’

Her Best Year So Far

She releases five singles, titled ‘Insomnia,’ ‘Late Night,’ ‘Left Me Yet,’ ‘Wanted,’ and ‘Keeping It in the Dark.’

Why We Love Daya

  1. We love her unique voice

    What makes Daya stand out from the rest? We think it is her voice. Her voice has a unique quality, which adds another layer of finesse to her music.

  2. Her songs have a message

    Many of her songs are about female empowerment. With her songs, she aims to deliver the message, especially to young girls, that they need not be put into a mold or box by society. Moreover, she believes that women do not have to act or look a certain way to please others and can achieve anything that men can.

  3. She aims high

    The artist is also a big name in entertainment despite her young age. Daya may be young but she has already won a Grammy! We can only wonder what milestones she will achieve in the years to come.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. The meaning of her name

    ‘Daya’ means ‘grace’ in Hindi.

  2. She is a quarter Indian

    Her paternal grandfather was Indian.

  3. Her songs were played at her prom

    Her songs at the time ‘Hide Away’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ were played at her high school prom!

  4. She is a multi-instrumentalist

    Aside from singing, Daya can also play the guitar and piano very well.

  5. Her inspiration

    She is highly inspired by the British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Daya FAQs

Is Daya Australian?

No, she was born and raised in America.

Who is Daya signed to?

She is signed to several labels, namely RED music, AWAL, and Interscope Records.

Is Daya in a relationship?

Yes, she revealed her three-year relationship with Clyde Munroe in 2021.

Daya’s birthday dates

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