Singer-songwriter Yuna

The Malaysia native reflects on being a Muslim pop star and making the transition to creating music in the U.S.

With her organic blend of contemporary pop, folk and R&B, singer-songwriter Yuna is the first artist from Malaysia to conquer the American market. She's performed high-profile sets at the Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo festivals and found success with her 2012 self-titled U.S. debut. Yuna grew up in Kuala Lumpur and, exposed to a wide variety of music, began writing her own songs, most of them in English, at age 14. She was still in her teens when she started performing in public, initially accompanying herself on acoustic guitar and later forming a full band. Uncompromising on her style or her Muslim religion, she makes her Verve Records debut with the CD, "Nocturnal."
Last modified: July 6, 2014 at 12:09 am