Social media star? International singer? Style maven? Meet the girl who’s made it all possible
This soft-spoken singer has been making waves on the international front when she signed up with New York-based label Fader in 2011 and released “Live Your Life”, a single produced by Pharrell Williams the following year. She later joined renowned producer David Foster's Verve Music Group. This year has been one of her biggest years, from being nominated for a Black Entertainment Television (BET) award in the BET Centric category for her song “Crush” featuring Usher to being featured in Vogue Arabia. Her unconventional beauty and striking fashion hijab looks have set her apart from her music peers. Rather than give in to pressure to take her hijab off, her refusal to compromise on modesty has spurred her success even more and enabled her to remain true to who she is.