"Boston-based pop star makes his indie debut with a hauntingly beautiful mixtape"
- John Tirckle , Music Today Post
"ILYAH is one of the scene's breakout stars"
- Linda Shine, Music of life magazin
Ilyass Hasnaoui, more popularly known as ILYAH, is a Boston-based Moroccan performing artist whose multicultural upbringing permeates his sound with French, Arabic, 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.
After being admitted to American TV show and music competition, ‘The Voice,’ in 2018, ILYAH was recruited by Jeff Timmons to join, boyband, Overnight. ILYAH decided that it was best for him to forgo his televised music opportunity in favor of this new venture. 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.
Choreographed by entertainment industry staple David Mayorga (Daddy Yankee, AR Rahman, Cirque Du Soleil, Brooke Hogan), their performance brings a youthful freshness to classic hits from several eras of iconic pop music. Overnight performed classic hits from stars like New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, N*SYNC, O-Town, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, The Wanted, One Direction, and the Jackson 5 just to name a few.