Eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter Zhavia has released her new single “17” today via Columbia Records. The track was co-written by Zhavia, Hit-Boy (Drake, Kanye West) and RØMANS (Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys) and was produced by Hit-Boy. Zhavia opens up like never before on this deeply personal single about the struggles she faced during her upbringing and the drive it took for her to succeed.
“17” follows the release of Zhavia’s duet with global, award-winning artist Zayn of the classic “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin. The music video for the gorgeous duet has already accumulated over 57 million video views since release. The song is featured in the film’s end credits and on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack, which went straight to #1 on iTunes. Aladdin is currently the #1 film around the world.
Zhavia was one of the contestants on the inaugural season of FOX’s singing competitionThe Four. The Norwalk, CA native emerged as a fan favorite with her soulful voice and quickly amassed a dedicated and loyal fan base with over 3.5 million followers onInstagram. Zhavia made her debut alongside Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump on “Welcome To The Party” from the film Deadpool 2. She then released her debut single “Candlelight,” followed by “100 Ways” and “Deep Down,” which received praise from industry legends Missy Elliott and TLC. To date, Zhavia has accumulated over 500 million combined streams and video views.
Check out the lyric video below: