Virginia to Vegas, aka Derik Baker, is an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter. After being discovered on YouTube, Baker was signed to Wax Records and released his first single “We Are Stars” in 2014. Baker is best known for his indie-pop choruses and sticky electronic melodies, which have awarded him critical acclaim, including 4 SOCAN awards, a JUNO Award nomination, an INDIE Award, MMVA nomination, and Canadian Radio Music Award. He has also received the designation of 2020’s second most played Canadian artist on the radio (behind the Weeknd). "no excuses," Baker's single from his latest EP, “it's a little complicated but i'm okay.” is currently climbing the charts at Canadian radio. With the release of his new single "you don't know," Virginia to Vegas tells a story of "being infatuated with someone, and how sometimes that makes you feel a little crazy."
A truly independent artist with a clear vision of what he wants sonically, visually and emotionally, Baker has shared the stage with the likes of Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, Bryce Vine, Maroon 5, Fifth Harmony, Alessia Cara, Pitbull, Imagine Dragons and Marianas Trench. Staying true to himself, Baker continues to be recognized for his hard work, receiving praise from artists such as Taylor Swift and Julia Micheals.