A star to watch out for in the music industry, Sky Katz beat the odds and was thrown into the limelight through one of America’s biggest reality shows. 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, Katz is passionately working towards creating a perfect fusion between the old and new styles of rapping. Read on to discover amazing facts about the young star.
Sky Katz Biography (Age)
Skylar Katz is a native of Melville, New York, who was born on December 12, 2004. 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. Details regarding her education have not been made public.
Skylar Katz was thrown to the limelight at age 11 and in the year 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 reality competition show, she further wowed the audience with her amazing rap skills. While in the competition, she performed her singles Fresh and Haters.
As a contestant on the 11th season of America’s Got Talent, Sky Katz first performed her own song Fresh and her next act was 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 began poaching the budding star.
After the show, Skylar decided to further take advantage of the social media sphere 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 at cities such as New York and Brooklyn.
In 2017, Sky Katz added acting to her already impressive résumé with a debut role as Tess in Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home. Having effectively portrayed the teenage role in the popular show which is a spin-off to That’s So Raven, Katz landed other Disney roles thereafter, 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, as well as the 2018 Disney Channel Stars: Legendary.
Her Parents and Ethnicity
Sky Katz is 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 youngster’s musical inclinations were heavily influenced by her parents who are rap music fans. Having listened to top rappers like Tupac and Biggie as a child, it was, therefore, no surprise when the American rapper of white ethnicity discovered her rap talent at the tender age of 5.
Other Facts About Sky Katz
1. As expected, many have been curious about Sky’s love life. So far, the teenage star has not been romantically linked to anyone and is perhaps single at the moment. Katz who holds a lot of promise for her fans seems solely focused on working her way right to the top of the ever competitive entertainment industry.
2. Though 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 Katz eventually turned her passion into an occupation.
3. One of Skylar’s fascinating childhood interests is basketball. The rap 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.
4. The rap artist has called for authorities to suppress the prevalent gun violence in the country. She further made her stance on the issue clear in the song Long Way to Go.
5. Though still a youngster, Skylar’s height is 5 feet 0 inches (1.52 meters) and she weighs 45 kg (99 lb).