Salem Ilese (born in Mill Valley, California) is an American pop singer songwriter.
Her single, "Mad at Disney", became RIAA certified gold. The song went viral on TikTok, appeared on Spotify's Viral 50 chart, peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Global 200 in 2020, appeared on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Popular Songs in 2020, and reached number 16 on the Billboard Top Triller Global in 2021. Additionally, Ilese co-wrote Jamie Miller's "Here's Your Perfect," Bella Poarch's "Build a Bitch," and Tomorrow x Together's "Anti Romantic." Ilese's lyrics take on controversial topics, including sexism, as found in "Build a Bitch." Her EP "(L)only Child" was released with a food truck in May 2021.
Ilese's songwriting career started at the age of 10 when she began classes with Bonnie Hayes (songwriter for Bonnie Raitt and Cher) in San Francisco. She also studied at Berklee College of Music.