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Shirley Setia
Shirley Setia - Nick name- Shirls.jpg
Background information
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singing
Instruments
  • Vocals ,ukulele
Years active 2011 - present

Shirley Setia is an Indo-Kiwi singer, performer from Auckland, New Zealand.

Contents

  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Awards
  • 3 Discography
  • 4 References

Personal life[edit]

A graduate student from the University of Auckland and marketing and publicity intern at Auckland Council, Setia took part in a contest conducted by T-Series. Her YouTube entry was recorded in her bedroom while she was wearing pajamas. This earned her the sobriquet "Pyjama popstar" by the New Zealand Herald.[1] She was declared as one of the winners from thousands of entries. Amidst the chaotic life of being a student and a part-time radio jockey, she started uploading regularly on to YouTube and has since then collaborated with YouTube artists from across US, UK, India, and Canada. Four years, 1.8 million subscribers and 114 M views later, she has now moved to Mumbai to pursue her dream of making it big in Bollywood. Forbes magazine's Rob Cain wrote a feature on her and her future goals recently in which he stated that "Bollywood's Next Big Singing Sensation Just Might Be This Tiny Kiwi".[2] she was also acknowledged as India's YouTube sensation by the Hindustan Times [3] and as one of New Zealand's biggest international artists by TVNZ.[4] Now she has 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube with 167 Million+ views.

She was invited by YouTube as a 'YouTube Creator' to perform live in YouTube FanFest held in Mumbai in 2016. She will be seen in a new music show named Lockdown[5] which will be streamed on Zee5.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Show Category Result
2016 BIG Golden Voice BIG Digital Sensation Won[6]
2016 Outlook Social Media Awards OSM Musician of the year Won[7]
2017 New Zealand Social Media Award Best in Music Won[8]
2018 Artist Aloud Music Award 2018 Best Hindi Music Category Won

Discography[edit]

Year Film Song Music Director Co-Singer
2014 Shirley Setia Single Album Thode Se Hum Shirley Setia & Abhas Joshi Abhas Joshi
2015 4 Steps Forward Naye Love Ki Subah Parichay Parichay & Gunsmith
2016 Shirley Setia Single Album Koi Shor Ravi Singhal Ravi Singhal
2016 Passengers Aadat Sukumar Dutta Raftaar, Jubin Nautiyal
2017 A Gentleman Disco Disco Sachin - Jigar Benny Dayal
2017 Best of Luck Laalu Luv u Luv u Sachin - Jigar Kirtidan Gadhvi
2017 T-Series Mixtape Tu Jo Mila-Raabta Abhijit Vaghani Jubin Nautiyal
2017 Shirley Setia Single Album Tu Mil Gaya Haroon-Gavin
2018 Jab Koi Baat recreated Jab Koi Baat recreated DJ Chetas Atif Aslam
2018 Gaana Exclusives Koi Vi Nahi Rajat Nagpal Gurnazar Chattha
2018 A Whole New World A Whole New World Kurt Hugo Schneider Kurt Hugo Schneider