ZOYA is an independent recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Her raspy, pure, emotional vocals along with unique and spunky presence on stage will wake you up if you’re asleep and surely will grab your attention right away. Her songs are for those who need encouragement or a positive vibe throughout their day. ZOYA now imbues her music with the kind of soul somebody only gets by aligning an inner fire with a greater power.
Her latest single ‘I Still Believe’ is an emotional, and empowering song that highlights the importance of believing and having steadfastness in faith, and encourages everyone to ‘still believe.
ZOYA was born on September 4, 1993 in Pinsk, Belarus. At age 11, she immigrated to United States and then grew up in Columbus, OH. She was raised in a Christian home always listening to inspirational, worship, gospel and jazz music cassettes and CD’s. She started writing her first songs and poems at age of 6. Her music passion developed even more when she recorded her first worship music album “Shalom” at age 13 at her local church.
ZOYA has toured and performed in various states and countries such as United States, Canada and Belarus. She spent four years singing and studying at the Columbus International Children’s Choir (Academy). In July of 2014, she traveled to her home country Minsk, Belarus to work on her music and perform there at local churches and venues. She managed to record two of her original singles ‘No Need to Worry’ and ‘God is God’ in a few days at the Studio Nerv-Records. Both singles were released independently in mid-August the same year on iTunes, Spotify, Jango Radio, CD Baby and other digital music stores.
In November 2014, ‘No Need to Worry’ was heard by thousands in Ufa, Russia since it was played on the radio inside of the city’s luxurious coffee shops. Her second Russian power ballad single God is God’ took over the Russian Christian social media right after its release.
On April 7, 2017, ZOYA released her debut original EP ‘Veracious Heart’ and managed to kick off the ‘Veracious Heart Tour’ independently in May same year in the support of her new EP. Her single “I Still Believe” was streamed on 300+ college radio stations in United States as well as local radio stations in US, UK and Russia.
Her headlining tour in the support of her EP consisted of multiple Los Angeles shows as well as a few festivals in Columbus, Ohio such as Fashion Meets Music Festival alongside with DNCE, Third Eye Blind, Tegan & Sara and Fetty Wap. In addition, ZOYA is also passionate and outspoken about social issues such as immigration, human trafficking, education, poverty and children. She has also volunteered for the non-profits such as Fight For Children Foundation, Bonner Scholars Program and City of Athens, WV and interned at the U.S. House of Representatives for the Speaker of the House. In May of 2015, she graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
According to ZOYA, even though she’s living a devout Christian lifestyle, she doesn’t want to put a Christian label on her music. Her main goal is to, “share my story with Everyone, give encouragement through music and dynamic live shows, and most importantly, spread the message of love, hope and self-empowerment.”
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