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Paula Dacia DeAnda (born November 3, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter. She first came to prominence with her first single, "Doing Too Much", which became a hit in the Southwest. She then got the opportunity to audition for Clive Davis, who signed her to Arista Records on the spot. Her debut album, Paula DeAnda, was released in 2006 and contained the US Billboard Hot 100 top twenty song "Walk Away (Remember Me)".
DeAnda in March 2007
|Birth name||Paula Dacia DeAnda|
|Born||November 3, 1989|
San Angelo, Texas, U.S.
DeAnda was born in San Angelo, Texas, to Mexican American parents Steven and Barbara, a restaurant general manager and a registered nurse. At age six she began taking piano lessons and was soon singing at functions around town at the recommendation of her piano teacher. She also sang the national anthem at local football games. In 2002, DeAnda's family decided to move to Corpus Christi in order to help advance her career in music since Corpus Christi had a reputation as a music hub. She attended Mary Carroll High School.
2005–09: Debut album Paula DeAndaEdit
DeAnda was the opening act for a concert which featured hip-hop artists, Nelly, Baby Bash and Frankie J. performing in front of twenty thousand people. Her first single, "What Would It Take" was serviced to local radio stations in July, received airplay from ten radio stations across the country. Soon after, her next single "Doing Too Much" was released in December when Ocana secured a mini-tour of California and Texas for DeAnda. The song became a minor hit in the Southwest. It was then that she got the opportunity to audition for Clive Davis who signed her for a seven-album deal with Arista Records on the spot.
"Doing Too Much" served as the lead single to her self-titled debut album which was released in the summer of 2006, and charted in the Top50 of the Billboard Hot 100. It was later was certified gold in the US in 2007. Paula DeAnda charted at #54 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album mainly consists of songs about love and relationships and is of the pop-R&B genre. DeAnda co-wrote four songs on the album, which features production from Happy Perez among others. She was only 16 years old at the time of the album's released. Her second single "Walk Away (Remember Me)" (written by Christina Milian and Ne-Yo) was her biggest hit, reaching the top twenty on the Hot 100. The single was certified gold by the RIAA, becoming her second single to do so. Follow-up singles from her debut included "When It Was Me" and "Easy" which the latter featured rapper Lil Wayne. She later appeared in the MTV television film Super Sweet 16: The Movie.
In 2008, DeAnda began production on next effort, initially due in 2009. A buzz single "Stunned Out" was released and garnered some airplay, but the set's lead single ended up being the ballad "Roll the Credits" which was released with a music video was planned. Clive Davis left Arista's parent company at the time, RCA Label Group in 2008 to become the chief creative officer for Sony BMG. DeAnda also parted ways Arista following his departure.
2010–14: Scrapped second album, The Voice and The Voice & The Beats EPEdit
After she was leaving Arista Records, DeAnda's sophomore album was shelved, in addition to a tentative Spanish album. Following this period, DeAnda began posting a series of covers on YouTube in the summer of 2010. DeAnda released a series of digital singles: "Besos" in 2011, "Your Place" in 2012 and "Shut Up and Love Me" in 2013.
DeAnda auditioned for Season 6 of NBC's singing competition, The Voice, as revealed on her Twitter page. Both Shakira and Blake Shelton turned their chairs but she opted for Blake Shelton. During the Battles, Round 1, she was defeated by fellow Team Blake teammate Sisaundra Lewis after their duet of Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want".
- – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|Blind Audition||The Way||Ariana Grande||March 10, 2014||5.3||Shakira and Blake Shelton turned|
Joined Team Blake
|Battles, Round 1||"Do What U Want" (vs. Sisaundra Lewis)||Lady Gaga||March 17, 2014||8.5||Eliminated|
After The Voice, DeAnda collaborated with the Jump Smokers on her first EP The Voice & The Beats, which was released on June 25, 2014 and featured the first single "Horns Blow (Shimmy Shimmy)".
2015–present: Second EP PDAEdit
In early 2015, DeAnda announced that she was working on another project. In February, she launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her new album, which was achieved in a couple of weeks. After the success of the campaign, she announced a new EP was in the works in addition to a full length album.
On March 23, 2015, she released the music video for her song "Brand New" featuring a new style of music for her fans. In May, she announced the title of her next EP would be PDA. The following month, she a appeared on rapper Honey Cocaine's EP The Gift Rap on the track "Run Thangs". Later that year, she released another new single "Believe in Love" on her Soundcloud account.
As of 2017, she has been doing some concerts and is at work on her next projects.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|The Voice & The Beats (with Jump Smokers)||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions|| Certifications |
|2006||"Doing Too Much"||41||20||—||—||RIAA: Gold||Paula DeAnda|
|"Walk Away (Remember Me)"||18||4||60||60||RIAA: Gold|
|2007||"When It Was Me"||—[A]||—||—||—|
|2009||"Roll the Credits"||—||—||—||—||Non-album singles|
|2013||"Shut Up and Love Me"||—||—||—||—|
|2014||"The Way (The Voice Performance Single)"||—||—||—||—|
|2014||"Horns Blow (Shimmy Shimmy)"||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.|
- A ^ "When It Was Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
|2006||"Doing Too Much"||Diane Martel|
|"Walk Away (Remember Me)"||Ray Kay|
|2013||"Your Place"||Larry Servin|
|2015||"Brand New"||Freddy Dang|
|2007||"There's Nothin'"||Sean Kingston||Sean Kingston||Vocals|||
|"Supa Chic"||Baby Bash||Cyclone||Co-write, vocals|||
|"As Days Go By (The Love Letter)"||Vocals|
|"Bubble On"||Latino Velvet||The Camp is Back||Vocals|||
|2010||"Best Friend"||Dirty Mexican Zoe||Mindin My Bizniz||Vocals|||
|2011||"Dreamin"||MC Magic||The Rewire||Vocals|
|"Thanks for Looking Over Us"||Jay Tee||Single||Vocals|||
|"Get it In"||Lucky Luciano||Money Bags||Vocals|||
|2012||"Butterfly Kisses"||Frankie J & Baby Bash||Single||Vocals|
|2015||"Run Thangs"||Honey Cocaine||The Gift Rap||Vocals|
|2017||"Body Yo Body"||Baby Bash & Frankie J||Sangria||Vocals|
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