On the rise R&B songstress Dounia has released her third EP NOT GOOD FOR THE EGO today via all digital and streaming platforms. “TOXIC” is the EP’s first official single, and continues to display Dounia’s own unique take on pop, soul and R&B, delivering her signature brand of sharp, sassy and unapologetic lyrical content.
Continuing to propel Dounia into the national spotlight, NOT GOOD FOR THE EGO comes amidst a very productive year for the buzzing artist. This past March she released her highly acclaimed single “LOWKEY GIRL” which made its premiere on Complex, and has since zig-zagged the country playing a number of spring music festivals including BUKU Music + Arts Festival, SunFest and Soundset. Last November, she released her sophomore EP The Avant-Garden, which included the critically acclaimed single “Rich Girl Mood,” featuring R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani.
In late October, she joined French pop star Christine and the Queens on a series of tour dates across North America, which included sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles. In a recent feature profile, Vogue dubbed Dounia as a “Modern day bombshell” who “hasn’t just arrived. She’s arrived.” In a 2019 V Magazine piece, she was dubbed as “New York’s very own princess,” who is “a lot more than a pretty face.” In January 2019, she was included on Refinery29’s coveted Z-List.
Queens-born and Moroccan raised, Dounia has been amassing an impressive following with her relatable songs and personality, using her platform to champion body positivity as much as her talent. Dounia made her debut in 2017 with the genre-bending “Intro To” EP, which produced the hits “East Coast Hiding” and “Shyne.” Since that release, Dounia has garnered the attention of Vogue, V Magazine, TIME Magazine, The FADER, Dazed, VICE, and Highsnobiety, among others.