About Tayla Parx
R&B singer, songwriter, and actress Tayla Parx is perhaps best known for cowriting Top 10 singles by Ariana Grande, Panic! At the Disco, and Khalid and Normani.
• After bit parts on Gilmore Girls and Everybody Hates Chris, Parx (as Taylor Parks) got her first break with a role in the 2007 movie musical Hairspray. She had a recurring role on the TV series True Jackson, VP from 2009 to 2010.
• Parx was 20 in 2013 when she got started in music as a songwriter. She’s contributed to songs by Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, and BTS, among others.
• She released her first single as a lead artist, “Do Not Answer,” in 2015, followed by the mixtape Tayla Made in 2017.
• Parx is among the writers on Panic! At the Disco’s 2018 smash “High Hopes,” which spent a record 34 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart. After being displaced by another PATD song, “High Hopes” returned to the summit for another 31 weeks.
• Her first album, We Need to Talk, came out in 2019, followed by Coping Mechanisms late in 2020.
• In 2019, Parx co-wrote Ariana Grande’s chart-topping hit “Thank U, Next.” Her contributions to Grande’s LP of the same title earned Parx a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.
BORNSeptember 13, 1993