Recognized as one of PAPER magazine's "Top 10 Rising Nashville Hip-hop Artist..." Kiya Lacey has had one crazy year of growth and it is just getting started for this 20 year old singer/songwriter. Breaking boundaries as a multi genre artist, Lacey's career began with a top charting Jazz album in 2013. In April of 2015, the Young Jedi released her first R&B/Indie EP entitled, Fail In Love, landing her warm electronic jazzy vocals, on numerous music blogs, online magazines and lineups with other amazing underground artist in both Nashville, TN and Atlanta, Ga.
Lacey'’s 2015 EP, Fail In Love, introduced her to the creative scene. Immediately after moving to Atlanta, GA, tastemakers and audiences alike embraced her. Her sound was introduced to Major LA Producer and DJ, TOKIMONSTA via twitter, which would later evolve into collaborating on TOKI's 2016 EP Fovre single entitled, "Heart On the Ground". It's her honest and humble energy that has her audience hooked.
She shares with her IG follower's "I was a lead vocalist in my high school rockband and a cheerleader. Really involved in my church and African Drum and Dance. I had glasses and braces. Read the dictionary for fun, and started writing a book. I was scared to ask my crush to prom because he was white. I didn't really feel like I fit in anywhere but on stage.🎈" Lacey's voice has been noticed as soulful, hypnotic and demonstrates maturity beyond her years.Landing two opening acts for R&B Princess Brandy and Soul artist Goapele in 2014; Kiya commands the crowd.