Kia Ahadi, better known by his stage name KiiA is a Toronto-based singer, songwriter and composer originally from Tehran. After a successful career as the lead singer/ songwriter for bilingual Electro Pop band, Empire Eleven, KIIA started his career as a solo artist in 2018, working with top industry Producers such as CatchyBeatz, PooBon and Glenn Morrison to name a few.
KiiA’s sound is RnB House, Electro Pop and RnB Pop. His distinctive touch of intertwining Electronic production with Eastern melodies & vocal harmonies gives his sound a unique and exotic flavour… the perfect clash between East and West! Having written all his own songs both as a solo artist and for the band, Empire Eleven, KiiA is quickly establishing himself as a World-class songwriter & lyricist. He’s written hit songs for World-class artists such as Yas and Dia to name a few and worked with distinguished writers such as Rupert Gayle and Kayo on his debut album. His first solo EP “Love in Every Language” has already garnered over a million streams and his NEW hit single “Coco Chanel” just dropped and is now LIVE!
KiiA (Kia Ahadi)
Electro Pop, RnB Pop
# of Albums:
Love in Every Language (2021)
Oneness (April 29. 2022)
Favourite musician growing up:
Favourite musician now:
Guilty pleasure song:
Best on Earth (Russ ft. Bia) oh this song gets me in the mood and gets me going!
Live show ritual:
Favourite local musician:
Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Karl Wolf
EP or LP?
EP keeps it short & sweet
Early bird or night owl?
Both. I love life so much that I get up early and go to bed way past my bedtime to make time for all the things I love to do.
Road or studio?
I love both so much and my favourite would be to listen to an audiobook on the way to the studio. Best of both Worlds
Any shows or albums coming up?
I have a new song that just dropped today called Coco Chanel featuring a super talented Latin artist Papi AQ and record-setting rapper Ellevan. I am currently working on my second solo EP which is 90% done and will be released later this year after a few single releases.
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Toronto Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Muncheez Crêperie (North York) and Vagabondo Restobar (Downtown)
Favourite street in your city:
Yonge Street in Toronto… It’s the longest street in the World and it’s where I lived most of my life
Favourite park in your city:
High Park & Sunnybrook Park
Favourite music venue in your city:
Bigger venues: Rogers Center & Metro Toronto Convention Center
Small cozy music venues: Reservoir Lounge & The Orbit Room
Favourite music store in your city:
Long & McQuade + Cosmo music … these stores make me feel like a kid in a candy shop