Yuna - The best new Muslimah pop artist you never heard of

It is not often that we get to hear a Muslimah, dressed in hijabi chic, sing about relationships and life without self-censorship and it is equally rare to see such an artist featured on late night American television. So last night, Conan viewers got a treat as Malaysian singer/songwriter, Yuna, made her American television debut with a performance of her latest song, “Live Your Life.

The 25 year old former law student has been winning fans over worldwide with covers of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” and Kanye West’s “Paranoid” and originals like “Decorate” and “Rocket.

She was awarded MTV Iggy’s 2011 “Best New Band of the Year” and is an audience favorite at IMAN’s Community Cafes. Discovered by LA based Indie-Pop and signed by NY based Fader Label, she is a bit like Feist and The Cardigans with a bit of Erykah Badu mixed in, at times. Her latest track, “Live Your Life,” was produced by Pharrell Williams and is available for download on iTunes. You can follow Yuna and her music via Twitter –

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