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You've most likely heard her all summer, on The Chainsmokers' irrepressible hit "Don't Let Me Down."

Now, Daya gets ready to release her own first full-length album, "Sit Still, Look Pretty," on October 7. The singer, 17, whose real name is Grace Martine Tandon, hails from Pittsburgh. And here's what else you need to know about her. (Plus, watch our interview with singer Nick Jonas above).

1. She's nervous and exhilarated about her her songs being out there. "It's just incredible. I can't believe my debut album is coming out to the world. I cannot wait for the world to hear it."

Pandora Summer Crush Featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer, Fergie And DayaPandora Summer Crush Featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer, Fergie And DayaPandora Summer Crush Featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer, Fergie And Daya2. She's the real deal, meaning she's got vocal chops and musical training, starting with piano as a kid. "I've been doing music my whole life. I started playing instruments when I was really young. I got into musical theater when I was about ten. From there, I kept working at it and working at it."

3. She's not sick of "Don't Let Me Down," not now, not ever. "I love that song so much. I've loved it since they played it for me. It never gets old for me. I love performing it."

4. The one thing that's surprised her about success is how much time it takes up, having a music career. "I never have an off day. I'm either working on social media or on new music or on a show. I love it. I'm not complaining."

5. To relax, she exercises. Yes, she enjoys it. But don't judge her for it. "I love going running. I used to be a huge runner. I ran cross-country in high school. I try to keep up with it."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Daya appears at Music Choice on September 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, MINN - OCTOBER 11: Daya and Nick Cannon record TeenNick Top 10 at Mall of America on October 11, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/ Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
BLOOMINGTON, MINN - OCTOBER 11: Daya records TeenNick Top 10 at Mall of America on October 11, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/ Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Daya poses for a photo backstage during the 106.1 KISS FM Fall Ball at WaMu Theater on November 14, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 07: Singer Daya performs onstage during 101.3 KDWB's Jingle Ball 2015 daytime village at Xcel Energy Center on December 7, 2015 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Musician Daya attends T.J. Martell Foundation's 16th Annual New York Family Day at Wythe Hotel on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for TJ Martell)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Musician Daya performs onstage at T.J. Martell Foundation's 16th Annual New York Family Day at Brooklyn Bowl on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for TJ Martell)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer, Daya, performs on stage at New Year's Eve 2016 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Daya performs on stage during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Daya attends SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast From The SiriusXM Studios In Los Angeles on February 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Artbeatz founder Steve Zap, singer Daya and VP of Pop Programming at SiriusXM Kid Kelly attend SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast From The SiriusXM Studios In Los Angeles on February 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 19: Daya poses at Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin showcase at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on March 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 19: Daya performs during Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin showcase at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on March 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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