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Happy Birthday Yuna

Nov 14 2012

Birthday wishes to Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna who celebrates today (November 14).  Born Yunalis Zarai in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia she began playing music as a young child.  She took up the guitar when she was 19 and began writing her own songs, while she was a law student in Malaysia.  Yuna says she learned how to sing in English by listening to her parents Beatles records and was first inspired by artists like The Cranberries, No Doubt and Fiona Apple.  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 joined FADER Label in summer 2010 and released her digital EP Decorate in March 2011.  Her full-length U.S. debut, Yuna, was released on April 24, 2012 and features her hit song "Live Your Life," produced by Pharrell Williams.  Yuna is currently enjoying a 'homecoming tour' performing in Malaysia this month following a summer tour of the U.S. that included appearances at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.     

Last changed: Nov 14 2012 at 6:33 AM

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