Staasia Daniels is a singer/songwriter/performer/entertainer/turtle-lover from the talented city of Toronto.
Music (and food) has always been a passion of hers; it just does this magical thing where it
brings her out of her shell and allows her to express her struggles, experiences, and quirky yet lovable personality.
She began her journey with highly-recognized YouTube covers that soon turned into a realization of her calling, so she decided to pursue it seriously and attended college for an Independent Music Study program.
Here she honed not only her singing, but writing, recording, mixing, and much more. It was also here that she met another multi-talented artist by the name of Xpress aka DJXP, who is now her GSX label-mate and frequent producer.
From there, she released tracks that garnered attention, nominations, and recognition
worldwide (from an Australian magazine, the Black Canadian Awards, and a few more), leading
her to perform and showcase in various places over North America (including Texas for SXSW
and Atlanta for A3C Fest).
Staasia Daniels has shared stages with people like Lil Simz, Mario, Lyfe Jennings, and has
graced major venues like Toronto’s Mod Club and The Drake Hotel for cardinal festivals like
Canadian Music Week and Manifesto, as well as her own headlining shows.
Following the successful release of her debut EP “Hidden Gems”, she’s landed in various publications including NOW Magazine and Complex CA, which named her as one of the year’s “Artists You Need To Know”.
After teasing with “the 1 + 2 ep” in 2017, Staasia Daniels releases her second major EP “Mood Roulette” to kick off 2018 with an array of emotions in love, lust, and other regrets.
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|
|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!