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Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known as Dev (sometimes stylized as DEV or dEV), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. She was discovered by the record label, Indie-Pop, and The Cataracs via Myspace after her friend Shane Crislip, posted her singing to some beats. Dev's song "Booty Bounce" was sampled in Far East Movement's hit single "Like a G6" which reached number 1 in the US, and sold over four million downloads in the country.
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Devin Star Tailes
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Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known as Dev (sometimes stylized as DEV), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. She was discovered by the record label, Indie-Pop, and The Cataracs via Myspace after her friend Shane Crislip, posted her singing to some beats. Dev's song "Booty Bounce" was sampled in Far East Movement's hit single "Like a G6" which reached number 1 in the US, and sold over three million downloads in the country. Dev was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010, and released her debut single "Bass Down Low" in November 16, 2010. Dev was scheduled to release her debut album The Night the Sun Came Up on September 5, 2011. The album was pushed back and was released in the United States on March 27, 2012. The second single, "In the Dark", peaked at number 11 in the US chart, making it her most successful solo single to date. Dev is currently working on her first EP Bittersweet July and a new album, both of which are scheduled for release in 2014.
Dev was born to Lisa, a real estate agent, and Riki Tailes, a painting contractor. She has two younger sisters, Sierra Sol (born September 13, 1994) and Maezee Luna. Dev is of Portuguese and Mexican descent. She grew up in the city of Manteca. At the age of four, she started swimming and was part of the U.S Olympic development program. She attended Brock Elliott Elementary and graduated from Sierra High School in 2007, where she was a member of band and choir. She attended San Joaquin Delta College, studying English and art history. She went to her senior formal with Ryan Fisher, a rapper who goes by the stage name of "Big Flaccid."
She made a cover of an Amy Winehouse song that she described as being "super-weird and super-different". She recorded the song on her laptop in response to her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, calling it a "diss track". It was later revealed that the song was "Blonde Trick". A friend of hers posted the song onto MySpace, and production team The Cataracs noticed it and contacted Dev. She dropped out of college in her freshman year to pursue her singing career and was then signed by the Los Angeles based record label and management team, Indie-Pop, who also discovered The Cataracs. Six months later, Dev and The Cataracs' song "2Nite" began to gain exposure on the radio, the television channel MTVU and the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. In 2009, Dev moved to Los Angeles to produce music with the Cataracs and work directly with Indie-Pop. She is due to get married December 21.
In 2010, the Cataracs produced "Like a G6" with Far East Movement and decided to use a verse from Dev's single "Booty Bounce" as the chorus. The two songs were made in the same summer, at the time where Dev and the Cataracs "were grinding it out in the studio pretty tough together," making a couple of "simplistic random tracks." "Like a G6", which features Far East Movement and Dev, was released in April 2010, and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song went on to sell over three million downloads in the US.
2010–present: The Night the Sun Came Up and Second album
[...] I decided to put up this song on MySpace. [...] it was basically a “diss track” and I didn’t expect anything out of it. It was just to make me feel good like how music usually do but Niles [of the Cataracs] came across to my page and was really into my voice and they kind of got me into singing and opened up my eyes to business opportunities.
Dev on the start of her career
In August 2010, a music video was made for "Booty Bounce" directed by Ethan Adler, and uploaded it onto YouTube, where it has generated over ten million views. In October 2010, Dev was signed to Universal Republic and her first official single, "Bass Down Low", was serviced to rhythmic radio stations in November. It was released digitally in select territories on December 6, 2010 and one day later in the United States. The song reached sixty one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the Heatseekers Songs chart. In Canada, the song peaked at number thirty five in its fifth week on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. The second single from the album "In the Dark", was released on April 25, 2011.
Dev in Santa Cruz, California, November 2010
Dev's debut album The Night the Sun Came Up has been released in United Kingdom on September 20, 2011. Since 2009, Dev has been working on her debut album with main producers, The Cataracs. In March 2011, Dev and The Cataracs traveled to Costa Rica for three weeks where they recorded and produced most of the material for the new album. She said of the album's genres, "[t]ypical pop music is not what I am only good at doing; I h
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Sierra High School in 2007
San Joaquin Delta College
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Aqua Talent Agency, D-Mentd Entertainment Management
Rapper, singer and songwriter, actress
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Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
www.devishot.com/, twitter.com/DevannyPinn, www.facebook.com/devannypinnonline, myspace.com/devannypinn
Tracy, California, USA
Music Genre (Text)
Electropop, dance, hip hop, house
Island, Universal Republic, Republic, Ryca Lyfe Records
The Cataracs, Far East Movement, Enrique Iglesias, Demi Lovato, Timbaland, David Guetta, Kreayshawn
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