Tyla Says “I’m My Own Artist” Amid Rihanna Comparisons

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 04: Tyla accepts the “African Music Performance” award for “Water” onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Peacock Theater on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

In her recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Tyla opened up about her journey as an artist and the challenges of navigating comparisons to Rihanna. While she appreciates the praise of being likened to such an iconic figure, Tyla emphasized her commitment to establishing her own identity in the music industry.

“At the end of the day, I’m Tyla,” she asserted. “I want people to see me for who I am and appreciate my unique style and sound.”

Despite the pressures of living up to expectations, Tyla remains confident in her ability to stand out and make her mark. “We’re all on our own paths,” she remarked. “I’m focused on creating music that resonates with my audience and staying true to myself.”

Tyla’s debut album, released in March, has been met with critical acclaim, showcasing her versatility as an artist and her ability to collaborate with other musicians. Tracks like “Water” have garnered widespread attention, propelling Tyla into the spotlight and solidifying her position in the industry.

Reflecting on her journey, Tyla also shared insights into the creative process behind her music, including the inspiration behind her Grammy-winning song “Water.” Despite initial skepticism from her father about the song’s provocative lyrics, Tyla’s mother offered unwavering support, allowing her to pursue her artistic vision freely.

As she continues to evolve as an artist, Tyla remains focused on honing her craft and connecting with her audience on a deeper level. With her unique blend of talent, determination, and authenticity, Tyla is poised to make a lasting impact on the music world for years to come.