Devyn Tyson was born in December 2001 and as soon as she arrived in the world, her mother said she was “ready to be a star”. Blessed with a great pair of lungs, Devyn has always had a tune in her head and a song in her heart. When Devyn was 2 years old she became very sick and almost died, though through it all, she hummed her way back to life. The doctors and nurses couldn’t stop talking about the little girl in ICU who hums all day and all night. At age 5 she was asked to sing at her ‘step up’ ceremony at school where she left everyone in amazement. Singing soon became her passion, her best friend, her everything.
Growing up in a typical Trinidadian household Devyn was exposed to all facets of music. She would listen to her grandmother sing ole time calypsos, a traditional Trinidadian styled music, with classic titles such as Gene & Dina, Suga Bum Bum and others. Devyn has embraced her Trinidadian/American culture to the fullest and loves to perform songs from both sides of the world.
Since her introduction to the music scene in 2010, Devyn has travelled extensively showcasing her craft in the US, Europe and many Caribbean Islands and has had the opportunity to perform on the same stage as world renowned powerhouse artists such as Beres Hammond, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Beenie Man, Shaggy and her all-time favourite, Patrice Roberts, just to name a few. Devyn has also performed at the world famous Apollo Theatre, and has worked with R&B Artist Janelle Monae on an episode of Sesame Street, which was a great experience.
In 2013 at the age of 12, Devyn launched her own television show on her Youtube channel called ‘Devyn TV’. Devyn TV showcases her life as an actor, singer, dancer and TV personality. She is now working on producing her own concert that will provide a platform for both Devyn and other talented young people to showcase their talents. A straight ‘A’ student currently attending one of the best gifted and talented schools in Brooklyn, New York, Devyn is also involved in public speaking in her community. She loves to read, write, dance and of course sing! Devyn is passionate about caring for her community and is a sponsor for the Cyril Ross Home in Trinidad and Tobago, which is a residential facility for children surviving with HIV.
Devyn is very excited to see what the future has in store for her, and says “If this music thing doesn’t work out for me I’m still gonna be the first female African American President!”
Follow her on FaceBook / Instagram: @youngdevyn / Twitter: @youngdevyn1