Bio

Yaya Diamond comes from an enriched musical family of Multi Platinum and Grammy award winners. 
This young lady is an awesome vocalist, 
writer, and performer, which is no surprise to those who follow her all over the world. 
She has opened, as a solo act and member of The Crashers, a SW Florida Premier band, 
for various artists such as Mary 
Mary, appearing on TV programs BET and the Word Network, multiple times, Aaron Nevil, The Former Ladies of The Supremes, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Here comes the Mummies, Rare Earth, and many more! Her writing and vocal skills have even commanded the attention of the 
Grammy Board, getting her 8 Grammy Nominations for a collaboration with Walter “Clyde” Orange of “The 
Commodores” and child activist Craig Deanto, and a collaboration with former Lead Singer of the group 
Inner Circle, Carlton Coffie, “Everything will be Alright”. She is currently on tour with the Former Lead 
Singer of The Temptations, Mr. Glenn Leonard, singing lead and background vocals for Glenn Leonard Presents Hitsville Live 
Show, as well as heading up her own live shows, The Beautiful Tour and Stand, world-wide. 
Yahalomas’ Solo projects Include: No Longer Bound, My Everything, Fire, Beautiful, The best of Yahaloma, Yahaloma Live at the Englewood Event Center,and Everything will be Alright. She has also won best song of the year, and 
Multiple Billboard recognition awards. She is currently performing with the #1 Funk band on Reverbnation Rev. Barry and Funktastic soul Featuring the Hellacious horns. 

Yaya Diamond Resume 

Evelyn Thomas – “High Energy” World tour – Dancer and Background Vocals 

International MTV, VH-1 Music video VIP Guest appereance Laura Pausini 

Max Music / So Strange Music – Dance Single release “Love So Strong” Lead and Background vocals 
Max Music / So Strange Music – Dance Single release “Open your Heart” 
Background and Lead Vocals for The Original Black Panther Reggae Project 
Y-100 live radio performance “Love so Strong” Release Party 
Opening act for Shabba Ranks 14000 in attendance 
Featured in The Miami Herald 
Featured in Entertainment News & Views 
Featured in D’vox Magazine 
Featured in Tear Sheet Magazine 
Featured in The Parrot Magazine 
Featured in Port Charlotte Herald 
Featured in Sarasota Herald 
Featured in Punta Gorda Herald 
Featured in Go Charlotte Herald 
Featured in Springfield Illinois newspapers 
Featured in Indianapolis Indiana Newspapers 
Featured in The Miami Herald 
Featured in S. Carolina Marlboro Newspapers 
VIP Guest appearance – Music Video “AK Swift” 
Opened for George Clinton & P-Funk Allstars 
Lead and Background vocalist “Who Hears the Cries” 

8 Grammy Nominations for Writing and Vocals “Who Hears The Cries” 

in collaboration with child activist Craig Deanto and 

The Commodores Walter “Clyde” Orange 

Opening act for Aaron Nevil 
Opening act for The Buckinghams 
Opening act for Here comes the Mummies 
Opening act for Rare Earth 
Opening act for Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. 
Background vocalist – Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. 
Opening act for Mary Mary 
Opening act for Vicki Winnans 
Opening act for Carl Palmer of ELP 
Opening act for The Former Ladies of The Supremes 
Opening act for Cherry Poppin Daddies 
Hitsville Live Show – Lead and Background vocals with former lead singer of The Temptations Glenn Leonard 
Background vocalist for Elvis Presley Jr. Live Shows 
Guest appearances on B E T and The Word Network Television 
Featured on The Bobby Jones Show 
Featured artist at MIM 
Billboard song writing recognitions for “Can’t Wait” 
Billboard song writing recognitions for “Not my Will” 
Eagle song of the year “Not my Will” 
Album releases: No longer bound, My Everything, Fire, and Beautiful 
Currently on tour with Hitsville Live Show with Glenn Leonard 
10/2015 Expanded Music (Italy) Dance Song release “Closer” 

06/16 Expanded Music (Italy) release “Hey DJ” 

11/16 Expanded Music (Italy) release “Weekend” 

Currently working on next original solo Projects 

PRESS 

CBS 46 

Roger White    July 21, 2016 

Roger White 

Roger White    July 21, 2016 

Tune Loud Magazine Cover! 

   July 12, 2016 

Yaya Diamond is on the cover of Tune Loud Magazine July 2016! 

Tune Loud Magazine 

Staff    July 12, 2016 

What does it take to achieve 8 Grammy nominations, multiple Billboard recognition awards as well as invitations to perform with the elitist pack of your artistic peers? Talent for one thing, is the basic requirement. While a perfectly professional track record will add flame to the fire. But what if you were able to throw in a hereditary element? 

Yaya Diamond 

Let’s say for example you are the daughter of international recording artistEvelyn Thomas, the niece of Opera singer Robert McFerrin and the cousin of Grammy award winner Bobby McFerrin. At that point you would be thoroughly definable and pretty hard to ignore, and that is exactly what the spectacular singer, Yaya Diamond is able to showcase – fiery talented paired with an unquestionable musical legacy. 

Yaya Diamond’s performances are full of remarkable surprises and beautiful emotional journeys, as she travels through varying genres and styles – Dance, R&B and Soul – with the utmost ease and dedication.  This woman has a fresh body of work that is always filled with consistently quality work. Soulful, serene, sexy, spiritual….she has everything needed to capture ears and hearts. 

There is something breathtaking and astonishing about Yaya Diamond. Her voice can be as strong as an ocean current in full storm, but as gentle as a floating cloud in a deep blue sky. She knows her craft and brings it to songs like her single “Everything Will Be Alright,” featuring former lead singer of the group Inner Circle, Carlton Coffie, or her Grammy-nominated collaboration with Walter Clyde Orange of The Commodores. 

Yaya Diamond 

Currently getting ready to release her brand new single “Hey DJ” released on Expanded Music, Yaya Diamond has received accolades from within the industry, critics and the media alike, including from AboveAverageHipHop.com recently, stating“Yaya released seven projects thus far and has opened up for absolute royalty. She has an amazing voice and is worth a listen. Her catalog is incredible; and, I’m sure you’ll love it.” 

With a stellar mix of passionate R&B songs, Soul flavored tunes and funky dance rhythms, her growing set builds on her talents and establishes her transcendent vocal skills and a storytelling mastery that effortlessly stirs and uplifts emotions.Yaya Diamond is constantly expanding and evolving her craft as she records new material and collaborates with hot new producers…all the while working her way towards completely honoring her immense musical legacy! 

Yaya Diamond 

THE YAYA DIAMOND LEGACY: Yahaloma is the daughter of the multi-platinum international recording artist Evelyn Thomas, niece of the first Black Metropolitan Opera singer Robert McFerrin, and cousin of Grammy award winner Bobby McFerrin. She has opened – as a solo act and member of The Crashers, a Southwest Florida Premier band – for various artists such as Mary Mary, appearing on TV programs BET and the Word Network multiple times, Aaron Nevil, The Former Ladies of The Supremes, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Here Comes the Mummies, Rare Earth and many more! 

Her writing and vocal skills have even commanded the attention of the Grammy Board, getting her 8 Grammy Nominations for a collaboration with Walter “Clyde” Orange of “The Commodores” and child activist Craig Deanto, and a collaboration with former lead singer of the group Inner Circle, Carlton Coffie, “Everything will be Alright”. 

Yaya also tours with the former lead singer of The Temptations, Mr. Glenn Leonard, singing lead and background vocals for Glenn Leonard Presents Hitsville Live Show, as well as heading up her own live shows. Yahalomas’ solo projects Include: No Longer Bound, My Everything, Fire, Beautiful, The best of Yahaloma, Yahaloma Live at the Englewood Event Center, and Everything will be Alright. She has also won Best Song of the Year, and Multiple Billboard recognition awards. Her next single has gone international being released through Expanded Music in Italy. 

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Booking / Management/Media 
YEG Music Group 
YayaDiamond@YEGMusicGroup.com 

Snail mail 
YEG Music Group 
P.O. Box 380021 
Murdock, FL, United States 33938 

Above Average Hip Hop Magazine 

   May 19, 2016 

UNSIGNED HYPE 

Meet Talented Singer Yaya Diamond 

By AA Hip Hop Staff @aboveaveragehh · On May 19, 2016 

Here’s a change of pace. 

Often in this industry, we optical success with actual success. Meaning that to be famous, you need one million plays on SoundCloud and a million Twitter followers. Those are just (purchasable) cosmetic achievements, though. However, 8 Grammy nominations and multiple Billboard recognition awards are a little more concrete. Well, those are just a few of the accolades that singer Yaya Diamond has achieved. Haven’t you heard of her? Well, she’s on the verge of mainstream success, and for good reason. 

We believe that talent — in any sense — is hereditary. It’s impossible to ignore the immense talent, and track record of success (Yaya’s) family has achieved. Her mother, for example, is Evelyn Thomas, a multi-platinum recording artist whose most notable single, “High Energy,” sold seven million copies worldwide. Her uncle, Robert McFerrin, was the first African-American man to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because Robert’s son, professionally known as Bobby McFerrin, was the singer behind the iconic “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” This industry is in her blood. 

She’s released seven projects thus far and has opened up for absolute royalty. She has an amazing voice and is worth a listen. Her Grammy Award-nominated single “Everything Will Be Alright,” featuring former Lead Singer of the group Inner Circle, Carlton Coffie, is a good place to start. From there, explore herYouTube and website. Her catalog is incredible; and, I’m sure you’ll love it. 

Before it’s news 

   July 12, 2016 

Indie Nation Blog 

   June 12, 2016 

Yahaloma comes from an enriched musical family of Multi Platinum and Grammy award winners. Her mother, The Queen of High Energy Evelyn Thomas, has sold over 19 million copies of her hit “High Energy”, which is one of the most remixed dance songs of this age. Her Uncle, operatic baritone Robert McFerrin, was the first African American to be a regular with New York’s Metropolitan Opera. She is also the cousin of 10 time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin. This young lady is an awesome vocalist, writer, and performer, which is no surprise to those who follow her all over the world. Her mother has groomed her for the stage since the age of 4, touring the world, singing, dancing, and opening for the likes of Barbara Pennington, Eartha Kit, Sylvester, Michael Brown, and more! She went on, as a solo act, to open for various artists such as George Clinton and P-Funk, Shabba Ranks, Mary Mary, and George Lott, also appearing, by request, for the mothers of T-Pain, Neo, and Little Wayne, and appearing on BET multiple times. Her writing and vocal skills have even commanded the attention of the Grammy Board, getting her 8 Grammy Nominations for a collaboration with Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores and child activist Craig Deanto, and a collaboration with former Lead Singer of the group Inner Circle, Carlton Coffie, “Everything will be Alright”. She is currently on tour with the Former Lead Singer of The Temptations, Mr. Glenn Leonard, singing lead and background vocals for the Hitsville Live Show as well as heading up her own live show, The Beautiful Tour, world-wide. Yahalomas’ projects, My Everything, Fire, and Beautiful, have also won her best song of the year, and Billboard recognition awards. With her recent signing to Major Moves Management L.L.C., run by her cousin and manager Mr. Richard Thomas, a veteran of the music industry who managed Robert McFerrins later operatic career and the careers of other well known successful groups and solo artists. We know she is destined for greatness, as it is all in the family. – www.Yahaloma.com 

Indie Band Guru 

Keith Pro    June 18, 2016 

It may not necessarily be hereditary but musical talent can definitely run in the family.  Having the knowledge that success is truly achievable in the music industry with hard work and a game plan is a huge help in any rising artist’s career.  Our recent find Yaya Diamond is proof of this and is making quite a name for herself. 

The woman, also known as Yahaloma, comes from a very enriched musical family.  She is the daughter of the Multi-Platinum International Recording Artist Evelyn Thomas, niece of the first Black Metropolitan Opera singer Robert McFerrin, and cousin of Grammy award winner Bobby McFerrin.  That is quite a nice family tree. 

The skills of Yaya Diamond be it as a vocalist, writer, or performer are well known in the music scene.  She has opened, as a solo act and member of The Crashers, a SW Florida Premier band, for various artists such as Mary Mary, Aaron Neville, The Former Ladies of The Supremes, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Here comes the Mummies, Rare Earth, and many more! Her writing and vocal skills have even commanded the attention of the Grammy Board, getting her 8 Grammy Nominations for a collaboration with Walter “Clyde” Orange of “The Commodores”.  The ball is rolling fast in the right direction for Yaya Diamond. 

The latest work for Yahaloma is her collaboration with Florian F. called “Closer (Ibiza Version)”.  It is a pumping dance track that is preparing to rule the dance floors.  The production of Florian definitely keeps the track going but the highlight is the vocals of Yaya Diamond.  There is a sultry and exciting feel to her words that will draw in the listener.  The rise and fall of energy within the song will keep the attention focused on what is happening as your body involuntarily starts to move.

Yaya Diamond™

Yaya Diamond™

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Yaya Diamond Opens for 
" The Former Ladies of The Supremes"

Yaya Diamond Opens for " The Former Ladies of The Supremes"

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Yaya Diamond opening and performing with Elvis Presley Jr.

Yaya Diamond opening and performing with Elvis Presley Jr.

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Yaya Diamond is also part of the #1 Funk Band in SWFL. www.FunkFunkFunk.com

Yaya Diamond is also part of the #1 Funk Band in SWFL. www.FunkFunkFunk.com

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Yaya Diamond with The Crashers!

Yaya Diamond with The Crashers!

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