Yuna, a “headscarf-wearing, leather-jacket sporting” Muslim young woman from Malaysia is starting to get attention on U.S. radio. Yuna looks like a cross between Nicki Minaj and Shireen (in a good way) and sounds like a mix between Feist and Regina Spektor (yet with a unique identity). Above is her new single "Live your Life” while below is another single "Island". So who is Yuna? Excerpt below from her website:
Growing up in Malaysia, Yuna was first inspired by the universal appeal of acts like No Doubt, The Cranberries, and Fiona Apple. At the age of 19, while in law school, she picked up a guitar and began to fervently write. She released her self-titled EP in Malaysia in 2008. The single “Deeper Conversation” became a massive success and went on to win the title of Best English Song at the 2009 AIM Awards, Malaysia’s national music awards. Yuna swept the ceremony, garnering Best Pop Song and Song of the Year for her Malay song, “Dan Sebenarnya”.