“I freaked out,” Franta, 24, says of hearing that Daya had just been nominated for her first Grammy (she’s up for Best Dance Recording for her track “Don’t Let Me Down” with The Chainsmokers).”I was texting my friend and I was like, ‘Oh my God, am I reading this correctly?'”
He then shared a special congratulatory message to the newly-minted Grammy nominee: “I’m very proud of you — and text me. Let’s hang!”
The pair met through a mutual friend — one of Daya’s songwriters — and the rest is history. In fact, Franta was invited into the studio to exclusively preview some of Daya’s chart-topping tracks before they were released.
“The surprise to know about me and Daya’s relationship is that I heard all the music way before it was out,” he reveals. “Like the Grammy nominated song — I heard it well before it was out and I was like, ‘This is gonna be a hit.'”
Don’t miss the 59th Grammy Awards Feb. 12 on CBS.