Last updated: 12/16/2010 11:00:00 AM
Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known by her stage name Dev, is an American recording artist. She grew up in Manteca, California. She was discovered by The Cataracs when she made an Amy Winehouse cover and posted it onto MySpace. Dev's song "Booty Bounce" was sampled in Far East Movement's hit single "Like a G6" which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold over two million downloads in the country. Dev was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010 and released her first official single, "Bass Down Low" in December. The song debuted at number ninety-four in the US.
Deadpan vocalist/MC Dev (Devin Tailes), a California native, released her first single, “Booty Bounce,” in August 2010. After it was sampled on Far East Movement's similarly mindless Hot 100 topper “Like a G6” -- a Cataracs production -- the song gained widespread notice and its video generated over three million views on YouTube. After signing a deal with Universal Republic, Dev collaborated in the truest sense with the Cataracs duo on “Bass Down Low,” a single that reached the Hot 100 in December. Her first album for Universal Republic, The Night the Sun Came Up, appeared in 2011. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi