Tayla Parx Debuts “Celebration Weight,”
Grammy-nominated songwriter, vocalist, actress and businesswoman Tayla Parx unveils a new song, “Celebration Weight,” today. “I wrote ‘Celebration Weight’ as a reminder to myself that in any season of life and every day, there’s a reason to appreciate and celebrate,” Parx says. “Especially during this time when the pain and suffering in the world weighs heavy, it’s important to remember to check in with yourself and your loved circle of family and friends. I wrote it from a centered place, at a time of peace and clarity in my life, and I am hoping that others will connect with this song and find comfort in it and a reason to be kind to themselves today.”The new track is the latest offering from Parx’s forthcoming project, Many Moons, Many Suns, and follows “Something In My Eye,” “Dream Hotel,” “For What It’s Worth,” “Flowers” and “Rich.”
Having landed on the highly coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Parx is an accomplished and influential Grammy-nominated songwriter, vocalist, actress and businesswoman who has established herself as a history-making force in the music industry, with a discography streamed over one billion times and counting. In 2019, Parx won Billboard’s Hitmaker Award, becoming the first female songwriter since 2014 to have three simultaneous Top 10 songs in the Hot 100 with Ariana Grande’s “7 rings” and “thank u, next” and Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes.” Additionally, she is one of only three black women to co-write a country number one hit for her work on Dan + Shay’s “Glad You Exist.”Parx’s songwriting contributions span a wide range of genres and have been featured on numerous award-winning albums, including Justin Bieber’s Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), HAIM’s Women In Music Pt. III, John Legend’s Bigger Love, Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer, The Internet’s Ego Death and in the film Hairspray. She notably penned six tracks on Ariana Grande’s blockbuster album Positions, including “34+35” and “pov,” and co-wrote the double-Platinum track “Love Lies” for Khalid and Normani, Anderson.Paak’s “Tints (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” and Dua Lipa’s “If It Ain’t Me.” Notable co-writes from the last year include collaborations with Kali Uchis, Troye Sivan, Summer Walker, JD & Domi Beck, Fred Again, Stormzy, BrysonTiller and EllieGoulding.In addition to her success as a songwriter, Parx has released two critically acclaimed albums of solo music, her 2019 debut We Need To Talk and 2020’s Coping Mechanisms, both of which received glowing reviews from publications including Billboard, Variety, Pitchfork, Complex, The FADER, NYLON, Insider and more.In 2020, Parx launched TaylaMade, Inc., an umbrella company that houses Parx’s ventures including Parx Publishing—which has signed publishing deals with seven songwriters, one of whom has gone on to receive a Grammy nomination—Parx Studios, 3020 Management—which has signed seven clients since its inception—and lifestyle brand Trailer Parx, which was highlighted in Forbes and launched a successful clothing collaboration with Dinner Service NY. Additionally, Parx has released two full projects through TaylaMade Records. Watch a mini-documentary on Parx HERE.In 2022, Parx was featured in W Magazine’s Music Issue alongside Lana Del Rey and other notable women in music, and she was selected to be a member of the YouTube Black Voices Music Class of 2023. Additionally, Parx starred as Donna Summer this year in the Casablanca Records biopic Spinning Gold alongside notable artists Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, PinkSweat$ and Ledisi.
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