I've actually never heard of her.... Am I getting old or something??
========================Meet the Hijabi Pop Star Taking America By Storm
Yuna is a Malaysian pop star whose most recent LP, Nocturnal, has quickly become one of the most notable releases of the year. Nocturnal, put out by Verve Records, is a potpourri of danceable landscapes overlaid with buttery-smooth vocals, buoyant lyricism, and a tasty sprinkling of Eastern sensibility.
Yuna's not only unique for her music, though. She is also one of the few women in global pop to wear a hijab. She is fast becoming an icon for hijabi women because she maintains traditional dress while excelling in the super-fashionable pop world.
With a career path that seems to be on a non-stop skyward trajectory, including an award from the Prime Minister of Malaysia and a collaboration with Pharrell, Yuna is sure to be a name you'll be hearing more often. PolicyMic had a conversation with the songwriter about the Malaysian music scene, her transition from Malaysia to the U.S., and her latest record.http://www.policymic.com/articles/77317/meet-the-hijabi-pop-star-taking-america-by-storm