Best known for her vocals on Disney's "Moana" soundtrack and as a member of Polynesian band Te Vaka, Olivia Foa’i is a singer, songwriter, dancer and director. On stage since the age of two, Olivia has performed in 40 countries to date and featured on a number of tracks over Te Vaka's 10 albums including hit single “Lakalaka”, released by Walt Disney Records (she also directed the music video). As the first voice you hear in “Moana” and featured throughout the film, Olivia has performed the songs internationally, including the prestigious Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, the 2017 VNZMAs and the World Premiere of Moana at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood. The records she featured on have racked up over 127 million streams on Spotify.
In 2018 Olivia debuted as a solo artist with an innovative pop-tribal sound bringing Polynesian rhythms into the mainstream. Her debut album “Candid” was released in November of 2019 to glowing reviews. “Soaked with integrity the album showcases her ability to write in English and Tokelauan, delivering the integration of Polynesian sounds and culture into the Western pop and RnB realms in perfect harmony.” - NZ Musician Magazine “Candid's sophisticated blend of traditional and contemporary sounds comes off like the perfect soundtrack under summer skies.” - Graham Reid (Elsewhere).