Pia Mia Perez (born September 19, 1996), known professionally as Pia Mia, is an American singer, songwriter, and model from Guam. She started by posting videos of herself singing on video sharing site YouTube, later going on to star in commercials and music videos.
Pia Mia was introduced to Chris Brown’s manager and record executive Abou “Bu” Thiam in 2013. She began working on material with producer Nic Nac and has since been in a relationship with him, including a cover of Drake’s 2013 single “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. In March 2014, Pia Mia released the song with an accompanying music video on her YouTube channel.
Pia Mia’s music video for “Red Love”, her debut single from her first extended play The Gift, was uploaded to her Vevo channel on December 9, 2013. On December 23, 2013, Pia Mia released The Gift online for free. The eight-song production features “Red Love” as well as her cover of “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. On February 25, 2014, a shortened version of the mixtape was released on iTunes without the songs “Shotgun Love” or “I Got It”.
Mia began working on her debut album and as of May 2015, she has recorded over 100 songs for the album. In early 2015, she released the promotional song “Fuck With U” featuring American hip hop recording artist and producer G-Eazy.