A star to watch out for in the music industry, Sky Katz beat the odds and was propelled into the limelight through one of America’s biggest TV shows, America’s Got Talent. Though she did not win the competition, the young and talented rapper became a viral sensation and also went on to grace our screens as a Disney star.
Also a gifted basketballer, Sky was an active player before she embraced music entirely, performing with three different travel teams. She is passionately working towards creating a perfect fusion between the old and new styles of rapping, currently nurturing an impressive body of work that covers both music and TV. Through her exploits, she has successfully established herself as one of the most promising stars in Hollywood. There are so many amazing facts to know about this young entertainer who discovered her artistic talent at age five and hit the ground running in showbiz.
What We Know About Sky Katz‘s Formative Years
Sky Katz is a native of Melville, New York, who was born on the 12th of December 2004. Sky, whose given name at birth is Skylar Katz, is an American national as indicated by her place of birth. The budding star began exhibiting interests in various fields such as music and sports from childhood. However, she later chose to focus on music and make a career out of it.
One of Skylar’s fascinating childhood interests is basketball. The star had amazing skills on the court and before she was even a teenager, Katz had played with 3 different travel teams. Though now professionally devoted to music, Sky Katz still works towards creating a time balance between basketball and rap.
While she’s blessed with musical talents, Katz did not originally aim to be a rapper; rather, she wanted to tow the medical line just like her dad. But, fate and providence seem to have other plans for the young star
She Burst Into The Limelight On The Set Of America’s Got Talent
Skylar Katz was introduced to the limelight at age 11 in 2016 when she made it to the country’s biggest talent hunt show, America’s Got Talent. Inspired by previous editions of the show, Katz made a bold and risky step to audition without her parents’ knowledge or consent.
Despite being too young for the show, Skylar recorded and sent in her audition tapes. Thankfully, the risk paid off as she won the heart of the judges with her performance at the auditions. Having been accepted as a contestant on the popular show, the emerging star further wowed audiences with her amazing rap skills. While in the competition, she performed two of her singles. Haters and Fresh which received critical acclaim, as well as positive reception on a global scale.
As a contestant on the 11th season of America’s Got Talent, Sky Katz’s first performance was Fresh followed by the song Party Ain’t a Party. Though considered one of the brightest acts on the show, Katz, however, didn’t make it to the quarterfinals. Nonetheless, given how videos of her performance on the show went viral with millions of views on popular social media platforms, industry top shots started seeking the budding star’s talent.
Sky Leveraged The Social Media Sphere To Launch Her Career After America’s Got Talent
After the show, Skylar decided to further take advantage of social media and launched her YouTube channel where she uploaded covers of popular artists such as Lil Mama, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rakim, and Saweetie. She also shared the first official music video of her song Haters on the platform. Besides social media, Sky Katz has also performed live at several events, including sports and fashion shows and cities such as New York and Brooklyn.
Since then, the rap sensation has continued to keep up the momentum by dropping her original tracks such as Fall Back which gave the rap artist an opportunity to make her directorial debut in the music video as she takes her place behind the camera. Sky Katz also released Like This featuring Lil Tjay. The young rapper’s talent was evident in the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible where she lent her talents to the track Party with Me. Armed with an appealing presence, the juvenile artist has succeeded in garnering an appreciable buzz and astounding following which has continued to grow over the years.
Some of her most recent appearances include Live It Up! With Donna Drake, Fox 5’s Good Day NY, Verizon FiOS 1 – Long Island’s Rick’s Rising Stars, Pix 11 Morning News, and This Is 50. Sky Katz has had interview sessions with some top publications and media houses such as LUCID Magazine, TV Grapevine, JamSphere, 92.3 AMP Radio’s ASTRA On the Air, the New York Post, Newsday, and she is expected to show up in TIME Magazine for Kids! For their upcoming edition.
Sky Katz Boosted Her Resume With Acting Roles
In 2017, Sky Katz added acting to her already impressive résumé with a debut role as Tess in Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home which is what she is best known for to date. Having effectively portrayed the teenage role on the popular show which is a spin-off to That’s So Raven, Katz landed other Disney roles and is gradually establishing a name for herself with the network.
Her other features include an appearance in the 2017 Disney Channel Stars: Duck Tales theme song, The actress cum singer was also part of the 2018 Disney Channel Stars: Legendary. Away from acting and music, Sky is heavily into philanthropy, working with Sunrise Association as their national ambassador. She has also shown concern about the prevalent aggression among her generation by calling on the authorities to suppress the widespread gun violence in the country. She further made her stance on the issue clear in the song Long Way to Go.
All About Her Supportive Family
With the way she is making headway in the world of entertainment, one would be forgiven for thinking that she must have come from an artistic background with one or two of her parents as players in the entertainment world, but the reverse seems to be the case. She is actually the youngest of four children born to Mike Katz, a medical doctor and Fran Katz, a homemaker. Her older siblings are Hailey, Madison, and Dylan Katz. The rap artist seems to be close to her dad as seen in her Instagram post used to wish him a happy Father’s Day.
However, Skylar’s musical inclinations still have something to do with her parents as she has revealed that both her mum and dad are rap music fans which heavily influenced her move towards the performing arts. Having listened to top rappers like Tupac and Biggie Smalls as a child, it was, therefore, no surprise when the American rapper of white ethnicity discovered her talent at the tender age of 5.