Malaysian talents continue to make headlines on the global front as local girl group Dolla becomes the latest Malaysian act to grace Spotify’s New York Times Square Billboard, in USA.
Dolla’s appearance on the digital billboard came about as a representative of Malaysian singers in the EQUAL campaign by world-renowned digital music streaming platform, Spotify. EQUAL is a global programme by Spotify which aims to foster equity for women in audio and nurturing equity by highlighting female artists around the world.
There are currently 35 local EQUAL playlists covering artists from over 50 countries – with Dolla being on the cover as a representative from EQUAL Malaysia and Singapore’s playlists. There is also the “best” EQUAL Global Playlist that contains music of EQUAL artists from around the world.
Dolla which consists of four talented young ladies namely Sabronzo, Tabby, Syasya and Angel were delighted upon learning the news.
“Words just cannot express how we feel right now. This is such a huge honour for a newly formed vocal group like us and we hope we can continue to live up to the expectations of our fans,” shared Sabronzo speaking on behalf of her group.
The group which was formed in 2019 started a ripple in the local music industry with their daring image and bold showmanship. Armed with slick dance moves and sensational fashion sense, the group continued to garner more followers with their contemporary brand of music.
After hitting the local charts with their debut single ‘Dolla Makes You Wanna’ the group continued to set themselves apart from other local music groups. They then released their second single, ‘Impikan’, and the English version, ‘Watch Me Glow’, in October 2020. ‘Impikan’ had a million views on YouTube in less than two weeks and gained widespread media attention locally and internationally as well within the SEA region and Korea.
They also took part in the Phillipines’ ABS-CBN collaboration track, HEAL, an all-female Southeast Asia collaboration song with 13 other artists across the region. In 2021, DOLLA also released ‘Raya Raya Raya’, a festive song in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. The track currently has over 4 million views on YouTube.
Dolla also becomes the third Malaysian act to grace the Times Square billboard after Yuna, and most recently, young -rising star Layla Sania.