Australian singer/songwriter Zenya is one of the rising stars in pop music today. She has shared the stage and studio with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Demi Lovato, Boyz II Men, Shaggy, Stevie Wonder and many more. Now she is poised to take over the stage on her own.
Born and raised in Newcastle Australia, Zenya has come a long way from writing songs in her bedroom. She took to music early, learning to play the guitar at age 9 and started writing songs that very same year. She quickly became known as a local talent, playing and singing everywhere from churches and bars throughout her teen years. She was bestowed with the honor of “Newcastle’s Hottest Urban Artist” when she decided to try her luck outside of Aus and head to The States.
With a move to the states in 2008, Zenya landed in New York and quickly went to work. Collaborating with artists such as Talib Kweli, Kymani Marley, Shaggy, and more, she quickly established herself as a vocal and songwriting talent on the scene. However, it would be through a chance encounter she’d had with uber Musical Director Adam Blackstone back in Australia that would prove as a breakthrough. He would call on her to provide background vocals for Demi Lovato at the 2012 New Years Ball Drop, and then for Justin Timberlake later that year.
Zenya would then go on to tour for the next two years with Justin. First for his co-headlining tour “Legends Of Summer” with rap royalty Jay Z, and then for his own The 20/20 Experience Tour, and figured prominently on the stage as one of the Tennessee Kids. In that time, she would go on to perform 175 shows in front of 20,000 people a night, and well over 30 countries. She has also performed at the White House for the President of The United States, Barack Obama, with soul legends Sam Moore, William Bell, Mavis Staples, Booker T And The MG’s, Steve Cropper, and pop legend Cyndi Lauper. As a result of the 20/20 Experience Tour she was able to have her shining performance as an addition to the Tennessee Kids seen worldwide through the release of the movie documentary “JT And The Tennessee Kids” on Netflix in 2016. Since the tour Zenya still works with JT and many others including Alessia Cara, Tori Kelli, Jennifer Hudson, the legendary Stevie Wonder and has featured on the platinum Meek Mill album “Dreams Worth More Than Money” ft. Nicki Minaj. Even with all of her accomplishments during this time, Zenya has never taken her eyes off of her main objective, writing and recording her own songs. With her experiences and phenomenal writing, there is no end to Zenya’s reach. She’s just getting started.