Olivia, has been captivating audiences and critics alike since she was just 11. The Canadian born musician has embarked on a remarkable start to an emerging career, achieving incredible success in a short time. Off to an explosive start, she scored her first Top #20 single at Canadian radio with her holiday song ‘Christmas For Two" in 2013. The Holiday-themed single charted again in 2014 where, she caught the attention of Canadian radio stations QMFM and CHUM FM.
In 2015, Olivia had opportunities to work with producer Brian West (Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5) on her single "Ferris Wheel", and Josh Cumbee (Madonna, Nick Howard) on Project 46's "Forgettable".
Her spring 2016 release, "Outshine The Stars" broke the Top #100 on both Canadian Radio on both AC and Hot AC, and her EP "Weightless" Won The Top Pop Award at The 2016 Independent Music Awards. Success followed with her release of “Skyline" (The Madlucky Remix)” earning her two iHeartRadio Future Star Awards, in addition to charting in the Top #30 on three different formats on CHR, Hot AC, AC and amassing over 5,000 BDS spins and boasting over 810k streams on Spotify and over 17k Shazams.
Not one to rest on her success, Olivia Penalva followed up with the release of her critically acclaimed album, Weightless, with single “I Choose This Love” released May 2017, which has reached over 300k streams on Spotify. Followed up by chart topping holiday single, “Dream You Home", and heartfelt “All Along” released August 2019, both achieving recognition on radio and streaming services.
In late 2019, Olivia went back to the drawing board to work in Nashville on fresh new sounds and writing for her next album release. Which lead her breaking into 2020 continuing to pave her way with the release of single “Vanilla" in January and current single "No Rush" reaching fans internationally with over 215k streams on Spotify and growing. As well as, adding another Win to her accomplishments with recently scooping up The 97 South Song Sessions contest, with a performance next summer alongside many established songwriters at South Song Sessions Festival in Penticton, BC. Capping off the remainder of the year, will see Olivia finishing up recording a brand new highly anticipated album due to be out spring 2021.
To date, Olivia Penalva has a catalogue of songs that have accumulated over 5 million streams on Spotify and over 5.3 million views on YouTube and over 41.8k subscribers and to top it off, most recently had her cover of ‘Have A Little Faith In Me’ featured on American Idol this past season and has been asked to feature the song on another season.
This young recording artist, messages of self-confidence and empowerment fit with a motivational movement pop music that puts her among artists like Selena Gomez, Sabrina Carpenter and Hailee Steinfeld. With each new release there is proof that Olivia has not only found her niche, but an audience that relates to her pop aesthetic, and a sound that is all her own.