Yola released her critically acclaimed debut album Walk Through Fire in February 2019.
Nine months later, she achieved breakout success, hailed as a Black British genre fluid rising star, landing four GRAMMY® nominations including Best New Artist. Her anthemic new album Stand for Myself, received two GRAMMY® nominations for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song, was released in summer of 2021. It is a sonic mix of symphonic soul and classic pop tracing a musical thread to Yola’s most eclectic musical inspirations. It declares that it is only when we stand for ourselves, and acknowledge our complexity, that we can be truly alive.
She will resume her headline U.S. tour later this year, with shows including New York’s Webster Hall. Yola also made her acting debut as Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama exploring the life of Elvis, played by Austin Butler, alongside Tom Hanks, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Alton Mason.