Hit singer-songwriter Yuna is featured in this profile for New York Magazine. Yuna, who is a devout Muslim from Malaysia, has a new album out called “Chapters” featuring a hit duet with Usher called “Crush.” New York Magazine remarks on the new album, “With the help of Fisticuffs producers (who work with Miguel and Jhené Aiko), Yuna forges a smooth, neo-soul sound with hints of Janet Jackson and Aaliyah.”
The singer is also well known for her fierce fashion sense. She is involved with Uniqlo’s Hana Tajima hijab capsule collection, and her e-commerce store November Culture is a big hit with fashion-forward consumers.
Yuna talks about her convergence of faith, fashion and music. “I really like the idea of modesty. By the time I got into music, I was already wearing the scarf all the time, and it’s really personal to me, my Muslim beliefs, so I decided to keep it and find a way to work around it. I don’t see it as a restriction or limitation — I can still be me and get into music and be an entertainer.”