Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she began making and releasing music on Sound Cloud as a teenager. Her song “So High” caught the attention of Kemosabe and RCA Records where she signed a joint record deal at the age of 17, subsequently releasing her debut EP Purrr! in 2014. After a hiatus from music, Doja Cat released her debut studio album, Amala (2018), and later earned viral success as an internet meme with the single “Mooo!”, which appeared on the deluxe version of her debut album along with singles “Juicy” (with Tyga) and “Tia Tamera” (featuring Rico Nasty) in 2019.
Doja Cat is known for creating music videos and songs that achieve popularity on social media applications such as TikTok and YouTube. Doja Cat has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and six Billboard Music Awards, and has won two American Music Awards in addition to the MTV Video Music Award for Push Best New Artist and its European counterpart. Forbes named Doja Cat “one of the top breakout stars of 2020” and listed her on their annual 30 under 30 list. Doja Cat was the fourth Most-Googled musician of 2020.
In October 2019, Doja Cat released “Bottom Bitch”, the lead single from her second album. This was followed by the release of the single “Rules” alongside the announcement of her second studio album Hot Pink. Hot Pink was released on November 7, 2019 to generally favourable reviews. The album would eventually peak at number 9 on the Billboard 200. She later released the single “Boss Bitch” as part of the soundtrack for the 2020 film Birds of Prey.
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