If you spend a lot of time online and are a ‘YouTube video addict’, then you surely would have stopped to hear the beautiful Western-desi mashups by Vidya Vox. Her soulful mash-up of Kabira and Closer was trending across social media quite recently. She also did a beautiful cover of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space with A.R. Rahman’s Mental Manadhil from the movie O Kadhal Kanmani, that was loved by most music lovers across the globe.
If you haven’t yet checked it out, then you should just go on YouTube and check her videos. Vidya Vox, whose real name is Vidya Iyer was born in Chennai and she will be performing in the city of her birth this March. The lady is all set to woo the city music lovers at a special concert to be held at VGP Universal Kingdom on March 18.
The YouTube sensation has stolen millions of hearts with her outstanding cover versions which have garnered more than 150 million YouTube views to her credit. Here’s all that you need to know about Vidya:
Born in Chennai and raised in Virginia, USA; Vidya holds a degree in psychology from George Washington University. She regularly sings in a band which is organised by Shankar Tucker. She's currently learning Hindustani Classical and taking Western voice lessons.
She has learnt Carnatic classical music since she was a young girl and have had many amazing gurus throughout her journey, including D.K. Nagarajan, brother of the late D.K. Pattamal.
She staged her performance in various parts of the world like White House, National Centre for the Performing Arts (India), Webster Hall and her performance are staged at Festivals Des Artes in Reunion Island, INK Women, Suriname, Dubai and Meru Concert Series in Netherlands.
Vidya's mashups have gained recognition from the likes of Diplo & Major Lazer.
Vidya's most popular mashup of Closer and Kabira featuring singer-songwriter Casey Breves garnered over 2 million views in a day and was trending in India for a few weeks. In just two weeks, the video has over 13 million views