In 2016, a singer/songwriter/turtle-lover from Toronto emerged from her shell and shared with the world her Hidden Gems, a debut EP that garnered attention, fans, and a confirmation that Staasia Daniels’ decision to do music was indeed the right one.
A year later, Staasia reveals another love: of food, with the release of one of her top songs, Peanut Butter, which ultimately became a part of her second major EP, Mood Roulette.
By this time, Staasia has received recognition from top publications including NOW, Exclaim!, and Complex, and has graced the stages at SXSW, A3C, CMW, NXNE, Manifesto (with Ari Lennox) and many more including Toronto’s Mod Club and her own headlining shows at Drake Underground and Rivoli.
Spotify streams are in the hundreds of thousands and constantly growing, especially with the release of her latest EP, Whatever Happens Happens, and whatever is happening seems to be propelling her towards the stardom she exudes.
|MOST ENGAGED AUDIENCES |
1. Females 25-34 (25%)
2. Females 18-24 (23%)
3. Males 25-34 (16%)
|TOP REGIONS |
1. Toronto, ON
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. Brooklyn, NY
NOTABLE PAST SHOWS
|03 | 21 | 2015||SXSW||The Velveeta Room||Austin, TX|
|04 | 28 | 2015||EarWaxx Sessions||Amityville Music Hall||Long Island, NY|
|07 | 18 | 2015||RAW||The Mod Club||Toronto, ON|
|02 | 01 | 2016||Black History Month||Western University (UWO)||London, ON|
|05 | 05 | 2016||Canadian Music Week||Revival||Toronto, ON|
|07 | 10 | 2016||AfroFest||Woodbine Park||Toronto, ON|
|09 | 04 | 2016||TDOTFest||Yonge-Dundas Square||Toronto, ON|
|09 | 13 | 2016||Manifesto Festival||Rivoli||Toronto, ON|
|10 | 07 | 2016||A3C Festival||Delightful Eatz||Atlanta, GA|
|02 | 27 | 2017||The Platform||University of Toronto – Mississauga||Mississauga, ON|
|04 | 27 | 2017||The Hustle (Headliner)||The Drake Hotel||Toronto, ON|
|06 | 28 | 2017||Bass N Tings||Supermarket||Toronto, ON|
|10 | 19 | 2017||Bass N Tings 2||Supermarket||Toronto, ON|
|03 | 31 | 2018||Bass N Tings 3||Lee’s Palace||Toronto, ON|
|06 | 15 | 2018||This Is Brampton (NXNE)||Rivoli||Toronto, ON|
|08 | 10 | 2018||Manifesto Discovery Series||Super Wonder Gallery||Toronto, ON|
|02 | 08 | 2019||Mayor’s Black History Month Reception||Toronto City Hall||Toronto, ON|
|08 | 17 | 2019||Manifesto 2019 with Ari Lennox||Nathan Phillips Square||Toronto, ON|
|Complex||Brampton’s Next: Artists You Should Know|
|NOW Toronto Magazine||5 Toronto songs we’re digging|
|Boi-1da||Top 50 Toronto Releases of 2016|
|SingersRoom||Best R&B Songs – February 2017|
“The line between R&B and Soul is carefully blurred with mellifluous vocals by Staasia Daniels. The young singer propels listeners into a state of utter bliss with airy vocals on aggressive 808’s… It’s only a matter of time before Staasia gets an opportunity to truly shine.”
“In fact, I’m willing to bet money that this soulful R&B crooner is the next big thing coming out of Toronto. She’d probably kill me for saying that, not because she doesn’t believe in her talent, but because she’s not one for bragging.”
“R&B has never sounded sexier. One of the smoothest projects we heard all year, full of chilled out r&b flavor reminiscent of Aaliyah and Brandy. We are sure we will be hearing way more from the talented songstress.”
“Staasia Daniels has quietly established a ‘one to watch’ tag for a collection of singles and videos in the past few years… Daniels is deserving of all the attention that’s coming her way.”
-Ryan B. Patrick for Exclaim!