KOKOnista Of The Day: Saweetie Is The Name On Everyone’s Playlist

Saweetie is definitely the name exactly on everyone’s playlist.

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper was born on July 2, 1993 in Santa Clara, California to Trinidad Valentin, her Filipina-Chinese mother and Johnny Harper, her African-American father.
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She grew up in the Central Valley, attending Merrill F. West High School in Tracy and graduating from Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove. She began writing music at age 13. After high school, she went on to attend San Diego State University, where she studied communications and business before transferring to the University of Southern California, where she completed her degree and received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business. After graduating, she began to focus on her rap career.

After the release of her debut single “Icy Grl”, which earned an RIAA platinum certification, she was signed to Warner Records and her manager Max Gousse’s record label Artistry Worldwide. She calls herself THE ICYGIRL, and also calls her female fans the icy girls.She released her debut extended play, High Maintenance on March 16, 2018. Her second EP, Icy was released in March 2019, and spawned the top 40 single “My Type”.
Her debut album, Pretty Bitch Music is expected to be released in 2021 and was preceded by the top 20 singles “Tap In” and “Best Friend” (featuring Doja Cat). As of December 2019, Saweetie is managed by music industry veteran Lou Burrell. She got the nickname “Saweetie” from her grandmother, who used to call her “sweetie”, she then added an “a”, so Saweetie.

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