So you want to know a little bit about me?

After revealing her powerhouse vocals on American Idol, Dakota strived to break more barriers in the music industry. Her bubbly
pop R&B laced tunes are inspired by today’s biggest stars, but with classic Motown and Stax twists that set her apart. Her diverse musical range comes from her established tenure as a performer. Since the young age of five, Dakota has always been passionate about music. Through her ambition and determination, she learned to play several different instruments such as guitar, drums, keys, ukulele, bass, timbales, and even achieved and five-octave vocal range.

Dakota’s wide range of expertise has placed her on national stages and late-night show appearances in order to give her a bigger platform to showcase her talent. From Conan O’Brien, Russell Brand, and the NAMM Show to Lollapalooza, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and Gathering Of The Vibes, she continues to embody an advanced performer with a powerful stage presence. Her inspirations include Ariana Grande, HER, and Ella Mai. Her music continues to show her talent and self-made persona, and each single continues to empower and inspire her fans to reach for the stars.


LE FUTURE WAVE: Introducing: Dakota – All Dressed Up

After revealing her powerhouse vocals on American Idol, Dakota strived to break more barriers in the music industry. 

All Dressed Up is her new single and it sounds so good. I adore the bouncy beats. Besides, the vocals are magical…

GBTRS - Premiere: Dakota’s “All Dressed Up”

By Tess Dunn / January 31, 2020 / Artist Interview, Industry Spotlight 


Dakota had a busy 2019. She performed on American Idol, rocked stages at Lollapalooza and the NAMM Show, and has started releasing her own music. We are excited…

VENTS Magazine: INTERVIEW: Dakota

Hi Dakota, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

Since releasing my single, I’ve been feeling amazing! The response from my fans has been overwhelming in the best way possible! I am extremely excited to put out more music. I…


After revealing her distinctive style on American Idol, American pop artist Dakota Cohen, dropped her music video for “No One”. Produced and directed by a crew of teen girls between the age 17-18 and Dakota herself, they were able to…

Dakota Releases New Single “Addicted”

Former American Idol star, Dakota, is back with her new single “Addicted” a new bop that perfectly captures the feeling of being consumed by your feelings for another.  This fresh pop track fits right along with artists such as Ariana…

The Hype Magazine: We are addicted to Dakota’s newest single!

Right away “Addicted” reminded us of Britney Spear’s iconic “Toxic” but a sound that’s all Dakota, and of course, no autotune. The multi-talented young singer-songwriter has given us a new bop that we can’t stop listening to — nor do…