Summer in the CityMalaya
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Malaya first captured attention when she placed in the top eight on season 13 of American Idol as a 15-year-old. She is pursuing a solo career as an electronic soul singer-songwriter, and has opened for India.Arie, Bryson Tiller, and Aretha Franklin.
After her American Idol finish, Malaya embarked on a three-month American Idols Live tour of 41 cities in North America and Canada. She has shared the stage with John Legend and Greg Phillinganes.