19 years old and born in South Africa, she was raised in Chicago. After clocking some 180,000 YouTube subscribers on the strength of her cover songs, she's signed a deal with All Def Digital and Capitol Records.
She'll release her debut EP with the label, Bad Intentions, on September 23.
Heaton doesn't just sing covers. Here's "Sober," a new original song, which is premiering today on BuzzFeed:
Here's "Bad Intentions," the title track from Heaton's EP:
And here's her first big YouTube hit, a 2012 acoustic cover of Chief Keef's "Love Sosa":