[ View the story "Singer-songwriter Yuna talks music, fame and Islam" on Storify] Singer-songwriter Yuna talks music, fame and Islam The award-winning Malaysian artist takes your questions on The Stream.
The Stream· Mon, Jan 13 2014 08:51:26
Yuna Zarai, known simply as Yuna, inspires fans worldwide with a
of pop, folk and R&B music featuring traditional Malay undertones. As a 27-year-old singer-songwriter, she
from Malaysian pop idol to a rising global star.
Yuna - Live Your Life (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)faderlabel
Like her songs!Greetings from Indonesia!Erika K Paramisora
Waiting for Yuna to come on and i'm in a room full of Americans. #inspiration #musictranscendsculture #arttranscendscultureFarah Rani
Yuna is amazing! Very proud of our homegirlAnastasha Sarlis
Any hope of a gig in Europe? She's really amazing!Martin S. Petlach
Yuna began writing songs when she was 14, eventually establishing herself as a
artist. It was only after obtaining her law degree that she
to pursue a career in music. She has since released multiple albums and has
with top music producers including David Foster and Pharrell Williams.
Yuna - "Live Your Life" video teaser featuring Pharrell Williamsfaderlabel
Yuna released her most recent album, "
", in October. She
it's a mix of R&B and electro music with a "bit of Malaysia traditional-sounding instruments in there".
Yuna - Rescueyunavevo
Favorite album lately: "Nocturnal" by Yuna. Bouncy Muslim Malaysian-born Sade-esque genre-busting gem. My daughters can't stop singing it.John Gorman
Omg when i heard Yuna's full album..Its so peaceful and the nocturnal type sounds..Awesome..#Cthulhu
Many young Muslim women around the world are
by Yuna's commitment to her faith. She wears the hijab in all her performances and has also created her own line of clothing called,
, which allows her to design clothing consistent with her religion and culture.
What's your #BEBASIC style? Show us how you rock your breathable, comfy BEBASIC turtleneck dress/top by @14novbyyuna and stand chance to be featured on novemberculture.com! #BEBASIC #novemberculture #yuna @14novbyyuna // Video directed by @throughjuleslens / music "Sunset" by The Internetnovemberculture
Gorgeous! seeing all the pieces from November culture by Yuna
& all of them are so fab, would be so bad 2 want it allBliss
The Stream asked its online community why they admired Yuna.
@mmbilal @yunamusic @AJStream @zuleqa shes amazing, classy and has a beautiful voice <3 .. Music can be so trashy nowadaysPriya Kaur
@AJStream @yunamusic she's an inspiration. She shows that muslim can success in this world no matter where are we. =)Muhammad Hanif
@AJStream because she is tagging Malaysia along with her wherever she is. Thats the sweetest of her (.=Farid Ahmad
The community also had these questions for Yuna:
@AJStream @femioke @yunamusic Q: What is the most common misconception about you when you join the music scene? *p.s U inspire me*Athirah
Has she encountered obstacles or prejudice in Malaysia as a young female artist? If so, how has she overcome them & what advice can she give her contemporaries?Neil McBride
@mmbilal @yunamusic @AJStream @zuleqa how does she deal with the disapproval and criticism of her music and style?personally I admire her!xxAna Paixao
Well whom do you sing for? What justifies yours answer? @yunamusic @ajstream @femioke @mmbilal #AJstreamOzone Sandipn
@yunamusic @AJStream @FemiOke @mmbilal which artist you wud like to collab with nx?dheepan
@AJStream @yunamusic Does the travel ever become too much? You're always on the move. #yuna #ajstreamTrudy
do you have any plans in 2014 to do more soundtracks for any movies ....?? and will you do a duets for new albumJim Hayes