Kyla (British singer)

Birth name Kyla Smith
Also known as Kyla Reid
Born (1983-09-22) September 22, 1983
United Kingdom
  • Singer
  • musician

Kyla Reid (née Smith[1]), commonly known as Kyla, is a British house music singer in the UK funky subgenre.[2][1]

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.[2][1] She was previously an ESL teacher.[1]


She is featured on the Crazy Cousinz UK Funky song "Do You Mind", released in 2008,[2] which peaked at number 48 on the UK Top Singles in 2009.[3] DJ Paleface liked Kyla's voice after seeing her in a video for the song "Be What I Wanna Be".[4] She is featured on Drake's international hit, "One Dance", which reached number one in 15 countries, including her native United Kingdom, the United States and Drake's native Canada.[1] A Filipino pop singer, also named Kyla, is often incorrectly credited as the singer featured in "One Dance".[5]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Hogan, Marc (14 April 2016). "Drake Sampling Kyla on "One Dance" Has Already Changed Her Life". Pitchfork. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Cliff, Aimee (14 April 2016). "Kyla: "It Was Nice Of Drake To Give Me That Step Up"". Fader. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. "Do You Mind by Kyla". Acharts. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. Bradshaw, Melissa (19 February 2009). "Oi! Do You Mind? Crazy Cousinz' Kyla Interviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. "Kyla On Featuring With Drake And Wizkid: "I Thought It Was April Fool's" -".

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