Yunalis Mat Zara’ai, or simply Yuna, hails from Malaysia where she was born into a family that would often move around the country due to her father’s work. During her law studies Yuna started releasing music via MySpace and got a following large enough to garner the interest of both Malaysian and American record labels. Since 2008 she’s been recording her music and touring the world.
By now she has collaborated with among others Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D) and Adam Young (Owl City). She lists Feist, Bob Dylan and The Cardigans as her influences.