“Say So,” a new song by Amalaratna “Doja Cat” Zandile Dlamini, is shaping up to be a global smash with its effervescent disco sheen, attention-grabbing chorus and inescapable vibe. Singer-actor Iñigo Pascual, ABS-CBN teen star Alexa Ilacad, G-Force choreographer Yanyan De Jesus, celebrity influencer AC Bonifacio and online influencer Niana Guerrero recently hopped on the bandwagon with their take on the song, which individually went viral on the day of its release.
The song currently sits at number 32 on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 and has climbed steadily on the Billboard Hot 100 for more than a month since its debut. In a short period of time, it has reached more than a hundred million streams worldwide, becoming Doja Cat’s biggest hit on Spotify.
In the Philippines, the American rapper, singer and producer’s latest chart-topper is also gaining traction on the aforementioned platform. This clearly reflects Doja Cat’s rising profile in the country, reaping the rewards of this generation’s preference for meme-ready songs that appeal to youth and online culture sensibilities.
Bonifacio has recently uploaded a teaser of her upcoming dance cover on various social media platforms. The young multimedia star is set to debut her version of the Doja Cat hit on February 27, 2020.
Guerrero racked up 397,000 likes on TikTok for her bubbly and infectious lip-sync and dance performance of the newest Doja Cat single. The highly anticipated music video of “Say So” will have its worldwide premiere on YouTube soon.
Doja Cat was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on October 21, 1995 to South African actor Dumisani Dlamini and Jewish-American painter Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer. The breakthrough of Doja Cat’s new song could be attributed in part to its success on video-sharing social networking platform TikTok, where it inspired various dance challenges from top Hollywood celebrities and social media influencers.
Recently, Doja Cat headlined TikTok’s Black Creators Summit along with Tyra Banks. The “Say So” singer capped off the event with a performance of her current dance craze.
The song is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide. Here is Doja Cat performing “Say So” on Jimmy Fallon’s show: