"Boston-based pop star makes his indie debut with a hauntingly beautiful mixtape"
- John Tirckle , Music Today Post
Ilyass Hasnaoui, more popularly known as ILYAH, is a Boston-based Moroccan performing artist whose multicultural upbringing permeates his sound with Arabic, Latin and English influences. ILYAH began his career performing covers on YouTube where he garnered a small following. The support of his fans pushed him to break into the music scene.
In 2018, ILYAH was recruited by Jeff Timmons to join, boyband, Overnight. Timmons is famous for founding the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, world-renowned group, 98 Degrees. Timmons deliberated over thousands of internet submissions and auditions to carefully curate Overnight’s band members. Once selected, ILYAH flew to Las Vegas to live together with band members and spend the summer recording and learning choreography. Overnight brought the perfect blend of vocal talent, dancing ability, sex appeal, stage presence, and diversity to create an engaging, high energy, and nostalgic viewing experience.
In 2019, ILYAH officially began focusing on his solo career after meeting his now official producer Nadir Rhazi aka RhaziOnDaBeat who shares the same cultural background and taste in music.
"ILYAH is one of the scene's breakout stars"
- Linda Shine, Music of life magazin