Zendaya is an American singer and actress, who is best known for starring in the Disney channel sitcom Shake It Up and for being the youngest-ever contestant on Dancing with the Stars. This song was released as the lead single from her self-titled debut album on July 16, 2013.
The track was composed by Paul "Phamous" Shelton along with Tiffany Fred, whose credits include "Kleptomaniac" by Joe Jonas and produced by Mick Shultz. Zendaya told Radio Disney that the tune combines several types of music. "It's one of those songs that's creating its own lane or genre," she said. "I don't think it's pop, I don't think it's hip hop, I don't think it's R&B. I don't even know where you would consider it because it kind of mixes that pop sound beat with a very R&B kind of melody."
The song was originally written for another artist, but after months of persuasion Zendaya was finally given the go ahead to record it.
Zendaya was just 17-years-old when the song became an international club hit, resulting in the irony that she's too young to ever get in to hear it. "Ha, I'm in a club and I can't even go to a club," she said to Billboard magazine.