Who is Taija New?

Taija New, a.k.a. the Newbian King, is a Rhythmic Pop entertainer who humbly began her musical journey at open mics in her hometown, Springfield, Massachusetts, where she honed her skills for live performance.

 

     In 2015, she released her debut EP "Color Me Complex" which included her popular single 'Newbian King'; a song that defies the gender binary and bore her nickname. Since then she has delivered two more projects including the 2017 release of her highly-anticipated sophomore album, “Heart on the Stage”, that was followed up by a two year album-titled tour. Her live shows have been seen across North America where she has performed on the same stage as major acts such as: Jennifer Hudson, Todrick Hall, K.Michelle, and Tiffany Evans.

 

     More recently, Taija's virtual live shows have set a new standard for independent artists at several festivals during quarantine due to Covid-19. These shows include but are not limited to Global Pride hosted by Todrick Hall, We're Indies Together presented by Record Union, and Memphis Mid-South Pride. Her Latest single 'Couture', a nod to 90's Hip-Hop as well as the mixtape era, has been her most successful release yet, gaining over 133,000 Spotify streams in its first month with recent streams over 309,000 and counting. Taija is currently completing her fourth project and gearing up for her third tour.