Growing up Muslim in Malaysia, Yuna was first inspired by the universal appeal of acts like No Doubt, The Cranberries and Fiona Apple. Those sounds are some of the best that formed a pre-teen Hannah Rad, so in swoops Yuna for a live performance this week on Belly of the Beast (Thursday 8pm ET). More on Yuna... below!
At the age of 19, while in law school, Yuna 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. Now signed to the FADER label, Yuna is working with Pharrell as her producer so we expect big and rad things to come from this soulful singer.
Be sure to listen live at 8pm ET this Thursday February 9 for the exclusive interview and live perfomance!