“All for Us” an electro-gospel duet between Zendaya and British singer/producer Labrinth, served as the soundtrack for a stunning sequence on Euphoria, the HBO series on which Zendaya plays a young drug addict. Eerie yet powerfully emotive, the Emmy-winning song shows what can happen when the two sides of the actress and singer’s career fuse into one. Zendaya —who was born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman in Oakland, California in 1996—has been striving to fulfill her many creative drives ever since she took time out from her first Disney Channel series, Shake It Up, to create and self-release her debut single, “Swag It Out.” And while her star rose thanks to appearances on Dancing with the Stars and her sitcom K.C. Undercover, she made further strides as a musical performer on the sleek R&B and dance pop that filled her 2013 self-titled album and 2016’s edgier “Something New,” a collaboration with Chris Brown. Zendaya’s first chance to truly put it all together came with The Greatest Showman; the 2017 musical hit owed much of its success to both Zendaya’s poignant turn as a trapeze artist and her teaming with Zac Efron on “Rewrite the Stars,” a soaring ballad that was just as impactful as her darkly hued breakout for Euphoria.
BORNSeptember 1, 1996