Rhea Raj is a pop artist, songwriter, producer and dancer based in LA x NYC.
Rhea first fell in love with music in her mother’s home studio, where she learned classical Indian and Bollywood dance from the age of 2. Exposure to global music is a main source of inspiration for Rhea, who blends powerful pop sounds with textures drawn from her international background. She continues to feel through her body and uses dance to bring her music to life on stage and on screen.
At 15 years old, Rhea auditioned for the farewell season of American Idol. Her performance aired and was praised by Jennifer Lopez, “Your voice matches your vibe, matches how you look… it’s all working for me.” Rhea’s YouTube covers were featured on MTV, Glamour Magazine, and shared by artists like Bebe Rexha. She spent the next couple years toplining major label EDM records, and collaborating with artists, rappers, and producers from around the world. These songs were released through labels like Sony and Armada and played on radio shows of DJs including The Chainsmokers and Tiesto.
In 2018, Rhea launched her solo career, releasing several singles in the last few years. Her songs and music videos have received support and premiered on Rolling Stone India, BBC Radio 1, multiple editorial playlists like New Music Friday, and have gone viral on TikTok. Rhea signed her first publishing deal this year with Grammy nominated and multi-platinum songwriter, JKash, and music exec Jaime Hindlin, who manages the songwriting team behind Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and Katy Perry’s biggest hits.
Rhea was named the 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame x BMI award recipient. The founder of Misschief Records, all while working towards a recorded music degree at NYU, Rhea Raj has a unique sound, persona, and international appeal that makes her an artist to watch out for.
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