Daya has had an amazing 2016. Coming off of her successful hit "Hide Away," she collaborated with The Chainsmokers on another massive hit song "Don't Let Me Down," which went 3x platinum in the US (along with several milestone certifications in other countries across the world). Additionally, she released her debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty. To top it all off, the 18-year-old is closing out this year strong by performing on multiple stops during this year's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour.
This year's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour kicks off on November 29th in Dallas, and makes stops in major cities across America including San Jose/San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, finishing up in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale on December 18th. Other artists (performing in select cities) include Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, and more.
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In honor of the holiday season, we recently caught up with Daya in New York City where told us about her holiday traditions, one of her favorite gifts from a fan (which may just turn into official merch!), and more during an exclusive interview. Check it out below:
Most Memorable Gift A Fan As Given You:
"The most memorable gift a fan has given me thus far was actually [at a show] in Fresno, California. This one fan gave me an entire collage, like frames and everything, of all these pictures from my journey. And then he also gave me two t-shirts, which are actually the coolest t-shirts, that I'm just debating whether or not to use them for merch -- to like collab with him because [it was] this blue and purple Tie-Dye t-shirt with a crown symbol on it, and 'Daya' on the back. It was dope."
What Daya And Her Family Do During The Holidays:
"My family's not too traditional or conventional. Our tradition, I guess, is to travel to a new place every Christmas. So, we're lucky to be able to travel. We've been to some Latin American countries and some countries across the world. It's been a really great time, and I love spending that time with my family more than anything."
Daya's 2016 Holiday Wish:
"My holiday wish is to have a blast at the Jingle Ball [shows], and crush it on the stage, and have so much fun with my fans."
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