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Pia Mia
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Pia Mia at the Los Angeles premiere of Divergent on March 18, 2014
Background information
Birth name Pia Mia Perez
Born (1996-09-19) September 19, 1996 (age 22)[1]
Guam, U.S.
Genres
  • R&B
  • pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active 2009–present
Labels Interscope
Associated acts
  • Chris Brown
  • G-Eazy
  • Tyga
  • will.i.am
  • Mealie Wealie
  • Bella Thorne
  • S.Y.P.H.
  • Robin Antin
  • Pussycat Dolls

Pia Mia Perez[2] (born September 19, 1996), better known as Pia Mia, is a Guamanian singer, songwriter, and model. She started by posting videos of herself singing on video sharing site YouTube, later going on to star in commercials and music videos.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 2013–15: The Gift
    • 2.2 2016–present: The Gift 2
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 Discography
    • 4.1 Extended plays
    • 4.2 Singles
      • 4.2.1 As lead artist
      • 4.2.2 As featured artist
    • 4.3 Promotional singles
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life

Pia Mia Perez was born September 19, 1996, in Guam, United States. She is of Chamorro, Italian, Dutch and Hungarian descent. She is the daughter of Peter Perez Jr. and Angela Terlaje Perez.

Career

2013–15: The Gift

Pia Mia was introduced to Chris Brown's manager and record executive Abou "Bu" Thiam in 2013. She began working on material with producer Nic Nac and has since been in a relationship with him, including a cover of Drake's 2013 single "Hold On, We're Going Home". In March 2014, Pia Mia released the song with an accompanying music video on her YouTube channel after the cover she performed for Drake at a Kardashian-Jenner dinner, which filmed by Kim Kardashian, went viral.[3] Pia Mia's music video for "Red Love", her debut single from her first extended play The Gift, was uploaded to her Vevo channel on December 9, 2013.[4] On December 23, 2013, Pia Mia released The Gift online for free. The eight-song production features "Red Love" as well as her cover of "Hold On, We're Going Home". On February 25, 2014, a shortened version of the mixtape was released on iTunes without the songs "Shotgun Love" or "I Got It".

In February 2014, Pia Mia signed a multi-album deal with American record label Interscope Records.[5] "Fight For You", a collaboration with Chance the Rapper written especially for the 2014 science-fiction action film Divergent, was featured on the film's original soundtrack. The soundtrack peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard 200. Mia began working on her debut album and as of May 2015, she has recorded over 100 songs for the album.[6] In early 2015, she released the promotional song "Fuck With U" featuring American hip hop recording artist and producer G-Eazy. It was initially intended to be the first single from Mia's debut studio album, but it was later scrapped after an underwhelming commercial performance. On May 4, 2015, Mia released "Do It Again", which featured vocals from Chris Brown and Tyga, became Mia's first charting song. It has reached No. 8 on the UK Top 40, No. 71 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, No. 19 on the Rhythmic Songs chart and No. 70 on the Canadian Hot 100.[7] On October 30, 2015, Mia released another single called "Touch", produced by StarGate and BloodPop. It reached No. 47 in Australia and the UK Singles Chart. However, it failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100.

2016–present: The Gift 2

In 2016, she was featured on will.i.am's single "Boys & Girls" and released the promotional singles "On & On" featuring Syph and "We Should Be Together", while in 2017 another song called "I'm a Fan" featuring Jeremih was released as a proper single. Both tracks failed to achieve commercial success. Pia Mia has since parted way with Interscope and Wolfpack, both divisions of Universal Music Group. In December 15, she self-released her second EP The Gift 2, which was preceded by the lead single "Off My Feet", released on December 1, 2017.[8][9]

Filmography

Year Title Role Note(s)
2018 Happy Together Rylie Conners Episode: "Pilot"

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details
The Gift[10]
  • Released: December 23, 2013
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Wolfpack, Interscope
The Gift 2[11]
  • Released: December 15, 2017
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Self-released

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[12]
AUS
[13]
BEL
(Wa)
[14]
CAN
[15]
DEN
[16]
IRE
[17]
NZ
[18]
SCO
[19]
SWE
[20]
UK
[21]
"Red Love"[22] 2013 The Gift
"Mr. President"[23][24] 2014
"Fuck with U"[25]
(featuring G-Eazy)
2015 Non-album single
"Do It Again"
(featuring Chris Brown and Tyga)
71 5 39 70 38 52 10 15 70 8
  • RIAA: Gold[26]
  • ARIA: Platinum[27]
  • BPI: Platinum[28]
  • IFPI DEN: Gold[29]
  • IFPI SWE: Gold[30]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[31]
"Touch" 47 83 [A] 28 47
"I'm a Fan"[33]
(featuring Jeremih)
2017
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of featured singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[13]
BEL
(Wa)
[14]
FRA
[34]
GER
[35]
IRE
[17]
SCO
[19]
UK
[21]
"Boys & Girls"
(will.i.am featuring Pia Mia)
2016 53 17 46 39 42 14 21
  • BPI: Silver[36]
Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Bubblegum Boy"[37]
(with Bella Thorne)
2011 Non-album singles
"The Last Man On Earth"[38] 2012
"Shotgun Love"[39] The Gift
"What a Girl Wants"[40] Non-album singles
"We Should Be Together"[41] 2016

Notes

  1. ^ "Touch" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the NZ Heatseekers chart.[32]