Doja Cat

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Rapper • Singer

Birth Name: Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini

Birth Date: October 21, 1995

Age: 28 years old

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California

American singer, rapper, and songwriter, Doja Cat, was born in Los Angeles, California as Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini on October 21, 1995. Her unique and multifaceted style reflects her varied upbringing. She spent her earliest years with her maternal grandmother. At age 8, she moved with her mother and brother to an ashram in California where they practiced Hinduism. At the ashram, Dlamini developed an interest in dancing and practiced the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam. The family later moved to Oak Park, California. Although Dlamini went to a performing arts high school she struggled to stay interested, preferring to skip classes to participate in online chat forums or continue her interest in dancing, which had evolved to include breakdancing and poplocking. She dropped out of school at age 16 to pursue a career in music and performance. Developing her online presence and using platforms like SoundCloud she quickly amassed an ardent fan base drawn to her authentic expression. Her first viral moment arrived in 2018 with "MOOO!," a self-produced track that exhibited her playful lyrical style and genre-blurring innovation. Doja Cat's debut studio album, "Amala" (2018), showcased her versatile vocal range and lyrical prowess. The subsequent release of "Hot Pink" (2019) elevated her profile, featuring the chart-topping hit "Say So" that led Forbes to call Doja Cat one of the top breakout stars of 2020. Her song "Streets'' became a TikTok sensation in 2021. Her third studio album, "Planet Her" was released in 2021, where it spent 19 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

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MTV Video Music Awards

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2023

Time100

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2023

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2023

Post Malone Feat. Doja Cat: I Like You (A Happier Song)

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2022

Doja Cat: Vegas (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS)

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2022

Lollapalooza Brasil 2022

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2022

Tyga & Doja Cat: Freaky Deaky

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2022

The BRIT Awards 2022

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2022

Doja Cat: Get Into It (Yuh)

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2022

Doja Cat: Woman (Choreography Video)

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2022

Hit List: Spring 2022

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2022

Vibe: R&B Queens

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2022

Hit List: March 2022

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2022

Coachella '22: Acts You Need to See

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2022

Hit List: April 2022

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2022

TikTok Radio

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2022

Vibe: Best of 2022 (So Far)

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Vibe: Summer Jam

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Hit List: Fall '22

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Hit List: Winter '22

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Hits!: Best Of 2022

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Vibe: Best Of 2022

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Hit List: Spring '23

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Hits! Sunny Pop

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TikTok Radio

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TAPE

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iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021

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2021

Madame X Presents: Madame Xtra Q&A

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2021

Lil Nas X Feat. Doja Cat: SCOOP

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2021

2021 MTV Video Music Awards

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2021 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show

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2021 MTV Video Music Awards: Extended Cut

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Doja Cat: Ain't Shit (Official Live Performance)

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2021

Doja Cat & The Weeknd: You Right (Extended )

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Doja Cat: Ain't Shit (Visualizer)

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Doja Cat: Been Like This (Visualizer)

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Doja Cat: Naked (Visualizer)

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Doja Cat: Get Into It (Yuh) (Visualizer)

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Doja Cat: Woman (Visualizer)

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Doja Cat Feat. Ariana Grande: I Don't Do Drugs (Visualizer)

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2021

Doja Cat feat. J.I.D: Options (Visualizer)

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2021

Doja Cat: Say So, Streets & Kiss Me More (Medley) (Live at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards)

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2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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2021

2021 Billboard Music Awards

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2021

Starboi3 feat. Doja Cat: Dick

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2021

Doja Cat: Say So (LIVE at the 63rd GRAMMYs)

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2021

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

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2021

Ariana Grande Feat. Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat: 34+35 (Remix)

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2021

Next Women of Hip-Hop/R&B

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2021

Guest VJs: Avenue Beat

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2021

Hit List: April 2021

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Hit List: April 2021

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Festival Mix

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2021

Doja Cat: Streets

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Hit List: May 2021

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Perfect Prom

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Backyard BBQ

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2021

Ariana Grande: 34+35 (Remix)

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2021

Top Female Nominees

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2021

Doja Cat Feat. SZA: Kiss Me More

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2021

Hit List: June 2021

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2021

Black Music Month: Next Generation

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2021

Vibe: Sunny Beats

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2021

Doja Cat: Kiss Me More (One Take)

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Doja Cat: Kiss Me More / Grab the Fruit

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Vibe: Beach Party

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Summer '21 Hits

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Hit List: July 2021

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Doja Cat: Need To Know

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Doja Cat & The Weeknd: You Right

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Hit List: August 2021

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Vibe: Best of 2021 (So Far)

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Best of HHRB '21

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Best of Pop '21

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Hit List: September 2021

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Top Artists

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Hit List: October 2021

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Hit List: October 2021

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Rising Star: Faouzia

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Hit List: November 2021

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American Music Awards: Nominees to Watch

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Best of 2021

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Hit List: December 2021

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French Montana & Doja Cat Feat. Saweetie: Handstand

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Doja Cat: Woman

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Hit List: January 2022

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Hit List: January 2022

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Confidence Boost

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Hit List: February 2022

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Vibe: Steamy Nights

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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021

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2020

Saweetie Feat. Doja Cat: Best Friend

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iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020

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2020 American Music Awards

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Doja Cat: Say So (MTV EMA 2020)

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Ariana Grande & Doja Cat: motive

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2020 Billboard Music Awards

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2020

2020 MTV Video Music Awards Clip Compilation

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2020

2020 MTV Video Music Awards

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2020

MTV PUSH: Extras

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2020

MTV PUSH: Extras

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2020

Doja Cat: Freak

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MTV Asks Doja Cat

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2020

Doja Cat Feat. Nicki Minaj: Say So

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Doja Cat: Brand New Vid!

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Doja Cat: Streets (Live Performance)

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Doja Cat: Boss B...

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Doja Cat: Say So

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Hit List: May 2020

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Black Music Month: Next Generation

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Hit List:: June 2020

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Best of 2020 So Far

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Hit List: July 2020

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Songs of the Summer '20

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Hit List: July 2020

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Best of 2020 So Far

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Hit List: August 2020

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Songs of Summer 2020

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City Girls Feat. Doja Cat: Pussy Talk

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Hit List: August 2020

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Neverending Summer

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Doja Cat Feat. Gucci Mane: Like That

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Hit List: September 2020

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Hit List: September 2020

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City Girls Feat. Doja Cat: Kitty Talk

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Hit List: October 2020

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Guest Curator: Katy Perry

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Hit List: November 2020

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Bebe Rexha Feat. Doja Cat: Baby, I'm Jealous

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Hit List: Best of 2020

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Best of 2020: Hip-Hop/R&B

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2020

Vibe's Steamy Nights

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2021 Billboard Music Awards: Nominees to Watch

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2020

Hit List: January 2021

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2019

Doja Cat: Cyber Sex

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2019

Doja Cat feat. Smino: Won't Bite

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2019

Doja Cat: Addiction

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Doja Cat: Better Than Me

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Doja Cat: Talk Dirty

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Doja Cat: Rules

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Doja Cat and Tyga: Juicy

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Doja Cat: Tia Tamera

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Doja Cat Feat. Rico Nasty: Tia Tamera

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Doja Cat: Bottom B...

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Doja Cat: Juicy

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Doja Cat: MOOO!

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2018

Doja Cat Feat Konshens: Wine Pon You

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Doja Cat: Casual

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Doja Cat: Candy

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2018

Doja Cat: Go to Town

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Doja Cat: Roll With Us

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2018

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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2015

Doja Cat: No Police

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2014

Doja Cat: So High

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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Radio 1 Live Lounge

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The VoiceStream

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Wild 'N OutStream

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Access HollywoodStream

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