2016 is definitely Yuna’s year :)
The Malaysian singer-songwriter’s 3rd international studio album, “Chapters”, was named as one of “Best R&B Albums of 2016 So Far” by the Rolling Stone!
Chosen alongside Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”, Rihanna’s “Anti”, and King’s “We are King”, Rolling Stone writer Mosi Reeves praised Yuna for her ability in songwriting.
“Yuna’s ‘Chapters’, which boast cameos from Usher and Jhene Aiko, demonstrates that the Malaysia pop star is an insightful lyricist who only needs a stellar single or 2 to earn mainstream attention,” wrote Reeves.
The Kedah-born songstress also took to Instagram to share the good news with her fans by posting up screenshots of the write-up. In her caption, she wrote, “Woke up to this lovely article. #yunachapters made it to the list. Thank you so much @rollingstone this means a lot to me.”
“Chapters” was released on 20th May and it includes mainstream hits such as “Crush”, a duet that features the smooth vocals of Usher, and “Lanes”.
During a recent interview with The Boombox, the singer thanked her label (Indie-Pop Music) for giving her their full support when she was writing and producing “Chapters”.
“I’m really glad that my label and my management are respectful of my opinions and my ideas when it comes to making music and creating a sound for myself,” she said.
29-year-old Yuna aka Yunalis Mat Zara’ai made her US debut in 2011 with her first single, “Decorate”. To date, she has released 3 studio albums and several Malaysian singles such as “Terukir di Bintang”, “Cinta Sempurna”, and “Gadis Semasa”.