Kiara Saulters (born May 24, 1995), known professionally as Kiiara, is an American singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Illinois. She is currently signed to Atlantic Records. Her music is described as downcast electronic pop with bass-heavy, trap-style rap production.
Kiara Saulters is the youngest of three children of Scott R. Saulters (born October 9, 1956) and Jacqueline Ann Tulley (born November 24, 1960). She first attended Saint Francis Xavier Day School in La Grange, Illinois. After her parents divorced, Kiiara grew up in Wilmington, Illinois. She attended Wilmington High School where she played for the school's volleyball team. While recording her breakout EP, she also worked as a hardware store clerk. She started a studio internship to help familiarize herself with the music process and get practice recording.