“You sing, you play and you paint, you write poems, you do everything wellsang La Oreja by Van Gogh in the year 2000. This verse, where she describes a 360 artist —as Paquita Salas would say— could to have been inspired by Zendaya herself. But, of course, that’s impossible. At that time, the American star was only four years old.

Zendaya has become a pop culture icon. The Emma Watson of Generation Z: She has charisma, elegance, action and is the voice of various charitable causes. Also, sing. But she sings for real, not like the British The beauty and the Beast (which had to be tuned automatically to get to the highest notes).

Although Zendaya’s career is currently associated with acting, being part of the Euphoria series, the truth is that the American is closely linked to music. And we remembered it thanks to his last public appearance at Coachella! Zendaya wasn’t afraid to take the stage last Saturday to perform Everything for us with Labrinthe.

Zendaya with Labrinth at Coachella / Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Coachella

In front of the thousands of spectators who came to see the rapper, the Hollywood star appeared, making it clear that he wanted to go back on stage. Zendaya performed the song that ended the first season of Euphoria in 2019. A superb song that managed to win the Emmy for best song composed for a series. The same year Zendaya won Best Actress at the same awards. Come on, singing that song at Coachella was just the icing on the cake of that song’s story.

Even if Zendaya had not taken the stage for a long time, the truth is that the American artist has behind her a musical career that does not have much to envy to that of her contemporaries. And that he is only 26 years old! But, of course, when you’re a former Disney girl, you come with an album under your arm.

Zendaya: a Disney girl with an album

A Disney girl must know how to act, dance and sing. Zendaya fulfilled them all, and the cast of Shake It Up, a series she starred in with Bella Thorne from 2010 to 2013, weren’t going to miss the opportunity to sell records with her csra. Thus, in 2011, he released Shake It Up: Break It Down, where he appeared singing the song Watch Me with his co-star Bella Thorne. Then the three song EP would come Shake it: Made in Japan. And it is that we had to continue to create for Disney!

At the same time, Zendaya released her first single as a soloist at the age of 14.Swag It Out. A song that has aged quite well and has more than nine million plays on Spotify.

And I arrive Replay

coinciding with the end of shake it, Zendaya released her first studio album. Well, the first and the last. The singer has teamed up with Hollywood Records to record a pop album with R&B beats that would be perfect for a teenage audience. A completely legitimate strategy on the part of the artist, then 16 years old and still linked to Disney Channel.

The album debuted on the Billboard charts at number 52. Not bad for his first taste of music. The single Replay fared better, which debuted at number 40 on the US chart. What is curious about this subject is that today it has 170 million views on YouTube.

Zendaya: what does she want to be?

But when Zendaya left Disney Channel and was looking for more adult projects, she continued to explore her side as a singer. Before signing with Marvel for Spider Man and becoming one of the most in-demand actresses of her generation for her role as Rue in Euphoria, Zendaya continued to score singles. In 2015 he released the ballad The Netherlands, inspired by the musical Finding Neverland: a song where you could see Zendaya’s vocal potential. What many don’t remember is that a year later he released a song with Chris Brown: Something new. A song that felt like a musical new beginning for Zendaya.

But that year, a very juicy project was put in front of his nose: The greatest showman, a musical starring Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman, which promised to be the movie of the season. Zendaya accepted the role of Anne. And what did that mean? That his disciples would hear him sing again: rewrite the stars it became one of the most streamed songs on the soundtrack and one of their most streamed tracks on Spotify. Five years later, just on this platform, it totals 839 million views.

There Euphoria sing

Two years after the premiere of The Great Showman, the audience saw Zendaya sing again. This time in the series Euphoria. At the end of the first season, the artist joins Labrinth to sing Everything for us. And he must have liked it, because two years ago, he repeated it in I’m tired, also for Euphoria.

To complete that circle, Zendaya has now taken the Coachella stage as a guest performer for Labirinth. But, who knows, maybe in a parallel world where the actress hadn’t signed up for Marvel and The Greatest Showman, she would have pursued a music career. It may have been a stage for his music. But we wouldn’t have one of the best actresses of her generation. Or maybe yes. Who knows. Just for the data: Zendaya currently has 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

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