Malaysia’s sweetheart and powerhouse singer Yuna is continuing to endear fans all over the world. According to Rolling Stone, Yuna’s third international album, Chapters, is one of the best R&B albums of this year, stating that she only needs “a stellar single or two to earn mainstream attention”.
Malaysians won’t argue with that. It’s great to see a homegrown artist – originally from Kedah – receiving much-deserved attention from such an iconic publication like Rolling Stone, and even more so to be featured alongside music giants such as Beyonce and Rihanna.
Of course, Malaysians aren’t the least bit surprised, given Yuna’s vocal prowess and lyrical skills. This talented 29-year old has been making waves in the music industry in Malaysia since 2008 after releasing a self-titled album. She went on to release two more albums in Malaysia and an international EP before releasing another eponymous album, this time in the United States and produced by Pharrell Williams.
Yuna only had one way to go from there: up. Out came another EP and two more international studio albums, including Chapters which was released this year. Her current single, Crush ft. Usher, has topped Malaysian charts and made it to 9th on US Adult R&B Billboards Chart.
Recently, it was also announced that Yuna was selected to perform the promotional song for the 2016 Rio Olympics alongside four other musicians including Lenny Kravitz and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Yuna has made waves in the international music scene and she seems poised to keep the momentum going.
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