Born and raised in L.A., Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. She developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to “crate digging”on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Signed to RCA during 2014, she unveiled her acclaimed Purrr! EP.
Its lead single “So High” impressively racked up over 30 million cumulative streams and garnered praise from tastemakers such as Fader , Vibe , Paper , Pigeons & Planes , and more. Averaging nearly half - a - million monthly listeners on Spotify, she further engaged that growing fan base by touring with the likes of Lizzo, Father and Theophilus London. Along the way, she assembled what would become her debut album, Amala.