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Kyla British singer

British singer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British singer
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Singer
Type Music
Gender female
Birth 22 September 1983 (United Kingdom)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
The details

Kyla Reid (née Smith), commonly known as Kyla, is a British house music singer in the UK funky subgenre. She is best known for her song "Do You Mind" which was featured on Drake's 2016 international hit "One Dance".

Personal life

Kyla is married to Errol Reid (also known as DJ Paleface, one half of the Crazy Cousinz production team) and has a son. She was previously an ESL teacher.


Cover art for the single "One Dance" by Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla.

Kyla features on the Crazy Cousinz UK funky song "Do You Mind", released in 2008, which peaked at number 48 on the UK Top Singles in 2009. DJ Paleface liked Kyla's voice after seeing her in a video for the song "Be What I Wanna Be". Kyla gave up her music career to start a family.


In early 2016, Kyla was first contacted by Drake's production team regarding the use of her 2008 song "Do You Mind" in a new afrobeat and dancehall infused song with Drake and Nigerian artist Wizkid. The song was quickly produced and released in early April 2016, due to fear of it being hacked, and it became an international hit reaching number 1 in the singles chart in 15 different countries, including her native United Kingdom, the United States and Drake's native Canada.

The extraordinary success of "One Dance" allowed Kyla to reboot her career, with guest appearances in a number of 2016 British summer music festivals, including the Wireless Festival. Kyla was later featured on English producer Naughty Boy's single, "Should've Been Me", which was released in November 2016 and peaked at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart. She is also featured on a confirmed track for Major Lazer's upcoming album Music Is the Weapon, alongside frequent Major Lazer collaborater MØ called "Need Someone"

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