If you’re having a conversation with someone about the cities or countries that field famous or well-known music artists, and yes such conversations actually do take place, the usual suspects pop up; Los Angeles, New York City, England, Memphis or even Canada. There are two locations that may not pop up that often if at all, Las Vegas and Australia. The former city comes up as a entertainment capital but you don’t hear about many music artists emerging from there. Meanwhile, Australia might be, ignorantly, known for kangaroos, the Sydney Opera House, the Outback (not the damn restaurant) and residents with the coolest accent I have ever heard. Well, once you meet up and coming music artist, Destiny Rydas, that view is sure to change.
Rydas, a young music artist and model who hails originally from Australia but currently resides in Las Vegas is trying to make her mark on the music scene with her unique blend of hip hop and EDM, she’s slowly working her way to the top and based on the strides she has made so far, she will be there in no time.
Overcoming a difficult upbringing in Australia, Rydas turned to music as an outlet but first worked in the music industry behind the scenes cutting her teeth that way. First working on a Fifth Harmony tour then working as a manager and a talent booker, all while biding her time to pursue her passion which is music.
Rydas finally made the leap to pursue her music dreams in mid-2015 when she made the big move across the world to the United States, specifically Las Vegas. Listing 50 Cent and Rihanna as her music inspirations, she began the process to what is sure to be a long and successful career.
Within the last year and a half, she has released her debut album, “It’s My Destiny” with the hit single, “Frenemy” doing big numbers on SoundCloud (1.15 million listens to be exact) and being featured in the 2016 thriller/action film “Marauders” starring Bruce Willis.
“It didn’t really hit me until I saw my name in the end credits”, said Rydas. “It was truly inspirational.”
Coming to a new from a foreign country to do music is usually a great thing because most times there aren’t any former music stars to be compared to. In this instance, not so lucky because there is a certain rapper that came from Australia about five years ago looking to make a name for herself. You may have heard of her, does the name Iggy Azalea ring a bell? When asked if she often gets compared to her and if so, how does it make her feel, Rydas spoke her mind:
“I don’t fully respect the way she came up in the industry but at the end of the day, she was successful and you can’t hate on that. I don’t necessarily like the comparisons but I just smile and am gracious about it.”
With so much instant success in less than two years, a collaboration with major artists are inevitable but there is only one music artist Rydas would love to work with. Who you ask?
“Beyonce. She’s so beautiful and talented and amazing and she represents the female artist in a great way.”
The way Destiny Rydas’ early career is flourishing, not only is a Beyonce collaboration a possibility but maybe even with some of her favorite artists, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande could be on the horizon. She is definitely someone to keep an eye out on.
Written by Andre Brown - @lifelovescooldre