Z A R I Y A
MADIZON JONES GROUP
Who is Zariya?
NEWS ALERT: Award-winning, 16 year-old vocal phenom, Zariya will unveil her new single entitled “Pull Up” during the summer of 2020 via Empire/RBE/Madizon Jones Group
Zariya is a 16 year-old who has been through so much pain and suffering in her young life. She has been homeless, hungry, and living in the struggle for most of her life. All of that changed the day that Zariya realized she had a gift. A gift that had always lived inside of her. She has a voice beyond her years and the attitude and confidence to change her life. Zariya did just that and now just a few years later, she is being featured on American Idol!
Thousands upon thousands auditioned for Season 2 of American Idol 2019 with hopes of making in in front of the celebrity judges, and you can add Tampa’s own R&B Princess, Zariya McClary to that list.
Zariya initially auditioned in Miami, FL. She later traveled to Coer
D’Alene, Idaho to audition in front of celebrity judges, Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie, and Luke Bryan, where she received 3 yes's from the judges, earning the Golden Ticket to Hollywood.
Zariya (pronounced za-ree-yah) announced last month on her
Facebook page that she auditioned for Season 2.
American Idol returned to ABC on Sunday, March 3, 2019 with the
season’s first audition episode.
Although Idol is the newest accolade added to Zariya's growing list, it's not all she is known for. Her full name is Zariya McClary, though in the music world she has been known simply as Zariya. She is just 16 years old and has been singing since the age of 5. Her Father is a professional Gospel singer, T.Pooh McClary of the Stellar Award Nominated Quartet, Pooh and The Inspirations. Zariya says her Dad’s music was her earliest influence.
Zariya's social media profiles describe her as a teenage vocal phenom, songwriter, dancer, and aspiring actress. Zariya has shared the stage with legends such as Angie Stone,with whom
she sang a duet live on stage with at a concert in Atlanta last year. She has also opened for R&B Stars, Bobby Valentino, K. Michelle, KeKe Wyatt , and Soulja Boy.
Zariya spent most of last year touring the Country, performing and perfecting her craft in front of large audiences. Zariya’s career really began to soar once she signed a management deal with music maven Mimi Jones and began recording with Grammy Award Winning Producers who have penned hits for Justin Beiber, Ciara, Brittany Spears, and Christina Aguilara. Zariya also gives credit to her talented production team, “Tha Kollective” which includes songwriters and producers who have worked with top brands and recording artists.