I’m Over It

Owning your accomplishments, following your dreams, and representation in the music industry with Yuna

October 20, 2019

Yuna is an amazingly talented Malaysian pop superstar, with a newly released album entitled “Rouge,” featuring artists including Tyler the Creator, G-Eazy, and Jay Park. But, for those who aren’t familiar with Yuna, there are a couple of things that set the artist apart from the rest. Yuna doesn’t necessarily fit the typical Hollywood mold for what a young female singer "should" look like today. She’s a devout Muslim, has always wrapped her hair in a hijab and follows a conservative style of dress.

Being a popstar has also in some ways been a second life for her—she spent her childhood and young adulthood focused on becoming a lawyer, and graduated with a Bachelor of Legal Studies degree in 2009 (with honors none the less)!! Though music was merely a hobby for Yuna back in the day, she turned it into an insanely successful—and inspiring—career.

In 2016, she won a Billboard Best R&B Album award for her album “Chapters”, in 2017, she became the first Malaysian singer to be nominated for a BET Award—specifically, for the BET Centric Award for "Crush" ft. Usher—and in 2019, she received RIAA certification when her song "Crush" logged a gold-certified sales of 500,000 copies!

Listen to us talk about owning your accomplishments, following your dreams, and representation in the music industry.
 
Find her tour dates and more at yunamusic.com and follow her at @yuna
 
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