Yuna’s ‘Chapters’: Album Review

The Malaysian pop singer dives headfirst into R&B.

Jordan Simon | May 20, 2016 - 9:30 am

The Drop: Your Guide To New Music Friday Featuring Annabel Jones, Kissy, Laurel & Tsörf

Your cheat sheet for the week’s new releases.

Mike Wass | May 6, 2016 - 6:58 pm

Yuna Covers Beyoncé’s ‘Sorry’: Watch

Bey’s impact is everywhere.

Rachel Sonis | May 3, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Yuna Channels Sade & Aaliyah On Usher Collaboration “Crush”: Listen

Malaysia’s indie darling links up with the R&B’s king of the sexy slow jam.

Jordan Simon | February 29, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Yuna Returns With Hip-Hop Flavored “Places To Go”: Listen

Malaysia’s pop darling switches things up on her new single.

Jordan Simon | February 22, 2016 - 11:52 am

7 Questions With Yuna: ‘Nocturnal’, Chad Hugo & The Business Of Music

Yuna’s beautifully understated Nocturnal LP was released last month to universal acclaim — a response not exactly foreign to the much-praised Malaysian singer-songwriter. Her delicate vocals and lush, multi-layered sound continue to win new fans around the world.

The 27-year-old dropped by the Idolator studio recently to chat about her sophomore set (as…

Mike Wass | December 11, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Yuna Unveils ‘Nocturnal’ Album Cover: See Her Floral-Themed Artwork

Given the release of both the Croods soundtrack duet “Shine Your Way” with Owl City and her springtime Sixth Street EP, it’s been a busy year for Yuna — and she’s not done keeping her fans supplied with fresh material just yet. The 26-year-old Malaysian singer will follow up last year’s self-titled international LP with the…

Robbie Daw | September 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

Yuna’s ‘Sixth Street’ EP Song “Let Love Come Through” Featuring Kyle: Idolator Premiere

Fresh off her 2012 self-titled debut album and Owl City duet “Shine Your Way” from the soundtrack to The Croods, Yuna is giving us the gift of her bright and breezy pop once again in the form of her Sixth Street EP, due out on May 7. The five tracks on the digital-only release are…

Robbie Daw | April 25, 2013 - 8:17 am

Owl City & Yuna Perform “Shine Your Way” On ‘Jay Leno’: Watch

Y’know that killer Owl City and Yuna tune “Shine Your Way” that we had the privilege of premiering a few weeks ago? It’s making big moves already: From a Top 10 rendition on American Idol to a big performance last night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, which saw the collaborators taking the stage for a sweetly inspirational take on the…

Sam Lansky | March 15, 2013 - 9:33 am

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad 25′: Kylie Minogue, Miguel & More Remember The King Of Pop

Tomorrow (September 18) brings the 25th anniversary re-release of Michael Jackson’s seventh studio album, Bad. Over the past month we’ve celebrated the momentous occasion by revisiting MJ’s 1988 Bad tour performance of “Human Nature”, presenting a rare demo of “Smooth Criminal” (“Al Capone”), listing our favorite pop star covers of Bad tracks and even giving…

Erika Brooks Adickman | September 17, 2012 - 6:47 am

Yuna Talks About Her Life & Being Influenced By No Doubt: Exclusive Interview

We sat down with Yuna just hours before her live gig at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles recently. The up-and-coming 25-year-old singer, who recently covered Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange opener “Thinking Bout You”, discussed her musical upbringing in her native Malaysia, where she started off writing poetry before diving into full-fledged songwriting and heading stateside. Beyond her Malaysian…

Idolator Staff | July 30, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Top 12 Women About To Pop In 2012

A smattering of new female acts clawed their way to the top of the pop ladder in the first half of 2012. Lana Del Rey effortlessly transitioned from indie-darling to global superstar, a subtle synth-pop anthem proved to be Ellie Goulding’s ticket to the Top 5 and Carly Rae Jepsen unleashed the all-conquering bubblegum-pop juggernaut…

Mike Wass | July 19, 2012 - 5:30 am

Yuna Covers Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna wowed the crowds at Bonnaroo, and now the 25-year-old artist is eminating awesomeness once again with an enchanting cover of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange single “Thinkin Bout You”.

Recorded in her Los Angeles home, Yunalis Zarai loops her vocals over and over, creating a musical quilt of harmonies and melodies that beg to be…

Becky Bain | July 12, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Yuna Performs Live At Amoeba Music, Los Angeles: Idolator Review

Two weeks after playing at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival, Yunalis Zarai aka Yuna arrived at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles Tuesday night (Jun. 26) for a performance of songs off her self-titled debut album. Stepping onto the stage wearing a black frock and a purple headscarf — her signature — the Malaysian singer-songwriter looked…

Idolator Staff | June 27, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Bonnaroo 2012: The 19 Acts We Can’t Wait To See

Summer festival season has kicked into high gear with this weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. From Thursday afternoon to Sunday night, the lucky and probably sweaty attendees will be treated to a smorgasbord of music featuring headliners and up-and-comers from a broad range of genres. But whittling down your “must-see” list…

Carl Williott | June 4, 2012 - 6:00 am