A born performer by 5-years-old, Malia found herself singing the National Anthem for professional sports teams in Los Angeles, working with Vegas show biz royalty, and performing for President Obama. Along the way, she joined Barry Manilow during his Vegas residency and also hit the stage at the legendary Apollo Theater. Upon Manilow’s recommendation, she was admitted to the Popular Music program at USC and landed a spot in the renowned a capella group The SoCal VoCals.
Following graduation, she hit a rough patch. Broke in Los Angeles, the songstress did everything she could to remain on the West Coast. She spent a few months living out of her car while couch surfing. Her unwavering commitment to pursuing her dream paid off. Fellow SoCal VoCal alum and powerhouse songwriter Ross Golan recognized her talent and introduced her to ubiquitous producer and songwriter J Kash. After an impromptu 2017 writing session, she landed a deal with Friends With Pens. Malia’s own sound bubbles up to the surface on “Champagne Clouds” as she formally introduces herself to audiences everywhere now.