Paula DeAnda

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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)".

Paula DeAnda
DeAnda in March 2007
DeAnda in March 2007
Background information
Birth namePaula Dacia DeAnda
Born (1989-11-03) November 3, 1989 (age 31)
San Angelo, Texas, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
  • dancer
  • actress
Years active2005–present
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

DeAnda was born in San Angelo, Texas, to Mexican American parents Steven and Barbara, a restaurant general manager and a registered nurse, respectively.[1][2][3][4] At age six she began taking piano lessons and was soon singing at functions around town at the recommendation of her piano teacher.[5] She also sang the national anthem at local football games.[1][5] 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.[6] She attended Mary Carroll High School.[1]


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.[1][6] Her first single, "What Would It Take" was serviced to local radio stations in July, received airplay from ten radio stations across the country. Her next single "Doing Too Much" was released in December. 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.[1][2][3][6]

"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.[7] 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 release. 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.[3]

In 2008, DeAnda began production on next effort, initially due in 2009.[8] 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.[8] Clive Davis left Arista's parent company at the time, RCA Label Group in 2008 to become the chief creative officer for Sony BMG.[9] DeAnda also parted ways Arista following his departure.

2010–14: Scrapped second album, The Voice and The Voice & the Beats EPEdit

After leaving Arista Records, DeAnda's sophomore album was shelved, in addition to a tentative Spanish album. However her Spanish album was leaked to Yahoo Musica, a Latin Music venue that featured her leaked singles from the sophomore album. Following this period, DeAnda began posting a series of covers on YouTube in the summer of 2010.[10] DeAnda released a series of digital singles: "Besos" in 2011 which would later be covered by Jojo, "Your Place" in 2012 and "Shut Up and Love Me" in 2013.

Following her digital releases in 2013, DeAnda was selected to perform the National Anthem live on television at the Canelo vs Trout fight.

Later in 2014, DeAnda auditioned for Season 6 of NBC's singing competition, The Voice, as revealed on her Twitter page.[11] 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
Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
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)".

2015–2019: Second EP PDA, Collaborations, etc.Edit

In February 2015, DeAnda launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new album, which was achieved in a couple of weeks.[citation needed] In May, she announced an EP titled PDA.[12] The project was to be preceded by the song, "Brand New", released on March 23, 2015.

In early 2018 DeAnda was asked to sing the Star Spangled Banner once more for the televised rematch fight Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin II. In April 2019, DeAnda featured on a single titled "Killin' My Vibe" by Waseem Shark and Dub Shakes, which featured her vocals in Hindi and garnered airplay success in Southeast Asia.[13]

By October 3, 2019, DeAnda released Iddi Biddi, which paid homage to Selena and Aaliyah. The song was later followed by lyric visuals and is set to promote the revival of her PDA project.[14] Since December 2019, Paula has been hinting for a possible musical collaboration between her and Nivea. Both singers have shown interest in working together.[15]


DeAnda has cited Jo Dee Messina, Shania Twain, Aaliyah, LeAnn Rimes, and Selena as major musical influences.[5]


Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Paula DeAnda 54

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and notes
Title Album details
The Voice & the Beats (with Jump Smokers)
  • Released: June 24, 2014
  • Label: JS Sound
  • Formats: Digital download
4th of July with Hi Jackson & the Country Club
  • Released: July 4, 2019
  • Label: Audiam
  • Formats: Digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2006 "Doing Too Much" 41 20 RIAA: Gold[19] Paula DeAnda
"Walk Away (Remember Me)" 18 4 60 60 RIAA: Gold
(both solo and featuring The D.E.Y.) [19]
2007 "When It Was Me" [A]
"Easy" 64 18
2009 "Roll the Credits" Non-album singles
2011 "Besos"
2012 "Your Place"
2013 "Shut Up and Love Me"
2014 "The Way (The Voice performance single)"
"Horns Blow (Shimmy Shimmy)"
2015 "Marching"
"Don't Stop"
2019 "Roll It"
2019 "Iddi Biddi"
2020 "Call It Quits"
"—" 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.

Music videosEdit

Year Video Director
2006 "Doing Too Much" Diane Martel[20]
"Walk Away (Remember Me)" Ray Kay[21]
2007 "Easy" Bille Woodruff[22]
"When It Was Me" Ed Oacanas
2011 "Besos" Happy Perez
2013 "Your Place" Larry Servin
2015 "Brand New" Freddy Dang
2019 "I Don't Wanna Wait" Potent
"Roll It" Mark Amar
2020 "OG" DX
"Mí Droga" H3ctor
"CowBoy Boots" Jeff Adair

Other appearancesEdit

Year Song Artist Album Credits Ref.
2007 "There's Nothin'" Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Vocals [4]
"Supa Chic" Baby Bash Cyclone Co-write, vocals [23]
"As Days Go By (The Love Letter)" Vocals
"Bubble On" Latino Velvet The Camp Is Back Vocals [24]
2010 "Best Friend" Dirty Mexican Zoe Mindin My Bizniz Vocals [25][26]
2011 "Dreamin" MC Magic The Rewire Vocals
"Thanks for Looking Over Us" Jay Tee Single Vocals [27]
"Get It In" Lucky Luciano Money Bags Vocals [28]
2012 "Keep the Party Alive" Enoc Promotional single Vocals
"Crazy" Baby Jay Luv & Respect Vocals
"Butterfly Kisses" Frankie J & Baby Bash Non-Album Single Vocals
2013 "Sittin' In Something New" Latino Velvet Non-Album Single Vocals
"Space City" Go Dj Hi-C Featuring Slim Thug, Paula DeAnda, and Bad Bunny Houston is Certified Vocals
"Spoiled Lil Bitch" Baby Bash The Unsung Album Vocals
2014 "Look Around" Big Gemini featuring Paula DeAnda & Yung Blast Deadly Melody Vocals
"Pray For Me" Gt Garza Young Mexico + Brown Funeral Vocals
2015 "Run Thangs" Honey Cocaine The Gift Rap Vocals
2016 "Pobre Cancionero" Sebastian De La Cruz Non-Album Single Vocals
"I Don't Know You" Josh B & Paula DeAnda Non-Album Single Vocals
2017 "Body Yo Body" Baby Bash & Frankie J Sangria Vocals
2018 "Ain't No Sunshine" Baeza (rapper) & GT Garza Non-Album Single Vocals
2019 "America" Hi Jackson & the Country Club and Bizness Boi 4th of July With Hi Jackson & The Country Club Vocals
"Killin' My Vibe" Waseem Stark & Dub Shakes Promotional Single Vocals
"I Don't Wanna Wait" Rico Rossi (musician) featuring Paula DeAnda & M-Status Next Level Vocals [2]
2020 "OG" Oplus Featuring Paula DeAnda & Drei Ros Non-Album single Vocals
"Mi Droga" YBE Featuring Paula DeAnda Promotional Single Vocals
"Hopeless" R!OT Featuring Paula DeAnda & Jake Barker No Album Single Vocals
"Cowboy Boots" Hi Jackson & The Country Club Featuring Paula DeAnda Promotional Single Vocals
2021 "Valentine's Kiss Baby Bash featuring Paula DeAnda & MC Magic Vocals
"One More Time" Krystall Poppin featuring Paula DeAnda Vocals [29]



Year | Film | Role

2007 | Super Sweet 16: The Movie | Alicia

2008 | Paula DeAnda (Video-EPK) | Herself

2012 | Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 | Soundtrack only


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