CBC Toronto releases "From the 6ix" official music video
21-year-old outsang nearly 300 entrants to win
Britney Davis, the winner of CBC Toronto's Song in the 6ix contest, says the title is her biggest accomplishment in music yet.
"It feels really amazing that one of my songs is being noticeable finally and it's a Toronto anthem," she said.
After winning the contest, Davis received a grand prize of $10,000 plus a CBC-produced music video, which made its debut Monday.
It features several Toronto notables and CBC personalities, including our very own Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond.
The 21-year-old outsang nearly 300 entrants to win.
Davis, a Mississauga native, said she grew up with music, including finding inspiration in her father who is a DJ.
6ix things to know about Britney Davis
- She recorded a cover of Drake's Hotline Bling but from a female perspective, which was picked up by local radio stations.
- She comes from a Jamaican background, a major source of inspiration for her From the Six track. The song is largely about Toronto's rich diversity and inclusive attitude.
- She wrote her first song at the age of seven. It was a love song called Heartbroken. Of course she was too young to be speaking from experience. From the Six came straight from the heart, however, and only took her three days to write.
- Beats are in her blood and music runs in her family. Her father is a DJ and her 3 siblings are also musically inclined.
- Strike! She is a competitive bowler. Her highest score is 356. Career highlight: bowling an almost perfect game and being named Bantam Bowler of the Year.
- She is a huge film buff and works at Cineplex Odeon. She loves musicals and her favourite movie is Grease.
Song in the 6ix is part of a larger CBC Toronto "6ix" campaign. From March 4 to 6, CBC Toronto celebrated the city's birthday in Yonge-Dundas Square alongside special guest Mayor John Tory. The Art in the 6ix event included the unveiling of a mosaic of the city's skyline.
The campaign continues with "Six in the 6ix." This is an ongoing series that will be featured on CBC Toronto News. Read more and see how you can participate.