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LIRA / About This Artist

Artist Details and Stats:

Hometown: Johannesburg, GP, ZA

Label: SONY MUSIC AFRICA / OTAREL MUSIC NY

Management: Otarel Music : www@misslira.co.za

Website: www.misslira.com

Sounds Like: ♥ Jill Scott ♥, Erykah Badu, Sade, John Legend, Lauryn Hill

Genre: R&B/Soul

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R&B/Soul charts for Johannesburg, GP, ZA
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Biography:

LIRA is a multi-platinum award winning South African Singer/Songwriter. She has graced the covers of numerous fashion & lifestyle magazines & won a multitude of accolades from The South African Music Awards, MTV Africa Awards, Channel O Awards, Metro FM & MOJO Awards as well as Glamour Magazine South Africa's 2008 "Woman of the Year."

LIRA is the first African artist to release a full HD DVD in Blu Ray (3x Platinum) and she is the highest selling vocalist in South Africa. She has released five platinum selling albums on Sony Africa: All My Love (2003), Feel Good (2006), Soul in Mind (2008), Live in Concert; A Celebration (2009) and Return to Love (2011). She is preparing release of new LP Rise Again (2012).

Press:

“LIRA to release her North American debut album "RISE AGAIN" for the South African Market as part of the celebration of her first decade in the music industry.”
Sony News

“Lira gets nominated for Best Adult Contemporary album and Best live DVD in the 2013 South African Music Awards”
SA NEWS

“LIRA makes the Best Dressed LIST at the BET Awards”
Amber Mag - Amber Magazine

“LIRA wears Sylvester Falata at the BET Awards”
Cultural toast - Cultural toast

“LIRA makes the 5 Best Beauty looks at the BET Awards red carpet”
Danielle - The Stlye and Beauty Doctor

“LIRA's BET Diary”
Lira and Sasha - Grazia Magazine

“Nominee LIRA at the 2012 BET awards”
Celebs.com - Celebs.com

“LIRA shines at the BET Awards”
GLAMOUR - Glamour Magazine

“South African super star comes to Los Angeles”
Christabel Nsiah-Buadi - www.kcet.org

“...An exciting and refreshing star to watch.”
Total Eclipse Magazine

“By her own admission, she was a shy little girl from Daveyton, in Ekurhuleni, who lacked confidence until she discovered her life’s purpose was to use her voice to spread love and connect people. With four platinum albums and a bevy of awards to her name, this Afro-soul artist is a testimony to the human spirit’s desire to fulfill its destiny.”
O Magazine

“Now, after eight years of triumphant transcendence, prestigious accolades, and record-breaking milestones in her homeland, LIRA is poised to take America by storm.”
Kenyan Vibe

“VOTE for LIRA's PHAKADE music video in the Channel O Most Gifted Music awards: 1. Most Gifted Female Video award Vote online: http://channelo.dstv.com/nominations/most-gifted-female-video/ Vote by sms: Send 2D to +27 83 920 8406 2. Most gifted Video of the Year Vote on line : http://channelo.dstv.com/nominations/most-gifted-video-of-the-year/ Vote by sms: 14J to +27 83 920 8406 ”
Channel O

“With a lineup of live shows that will keep her calendar full throughout the coming year, significant international interest in her work, and an album that’s as good as anything released internationally, Lira’s ready to deliver yet again to her loyal fanbase – and take on the world.”
Ntombi Mhlongo - Times of Swaziland

“Lira makes Herstory- The first African Artist to release a BLU RAY DVD- 1st November”
Guest Contributor - FB Advert

“LIRA DVD BREAKS SALES RECORDS”
Guest Contributor - Music Industry Online

“LIRA in Blu Ray The LIRA LIVE IN CONCERT, A CELEBRATION will be released in BLU RAY this December(2010). The original concert which was staged in front of 4000 screaming fans was captured in full HD enabling Sony Music to release the DVD in Blu Ray. Fans can look out for it in the first week of December in all Musica stores and Look and Listen”
Sony Music

“Lira featured of SUB SOUL on VH1”
VH1.com - VH1.com

“LIRA TO PERFORM AT FIFA KICK OFF CONCERT at Orlando stadium on 10th June 2010.”
MISS LIRA

“LIRA is the first female artist to receive the coveted BEST FEMALE AWARD in the South African Music Awards for 2 consecutive years. Last year she became the biggest winner ever to win 4 awards in one year, these were Best female Artist, Album of the Year, Best Adult Contemporary Album and Best Remix.”
D.A. C

“Record Breaking Lira reaches Double Platinum Status on her LIRA LIVE- A CELEBRATION DVD.”
Sony Music

“Lira to play support lead role in Italian movie”
The Insider

“Danny Glover hands Lira award for "STYLE ICON OF THE YEAR" in this year's Cape town Fashion Festival”
Cape Argus

“Glamour Woman of the year award for Lira in honour of her Passion!”
Glamour Magazine 2009

“Lira sizzles at the 2010 MIDEM conference in Cannes France.”
D.A. C

“Lira heads out to Nigeria for te first time this February to perform at the Mnet Face of Africa model search. also billed to perform is Dibanj.”
Facebook

“Lira sells our concerts in Cape town - Suidoorstefees and Kirstenbosch were blazing as fans showed up in large numbers to watch the Diva serenade them”
Facebook

“Lira Live in Concert - A celebration DVD reaches Platinum sales three weeks into its release. A first ever in South Africa”
Miss Lira

“Lira records Africa's first FULL HD DVD in Carnival city this August”
Miss Lira

“Feel Good reaches PLATINUM sales status after 2 years of release”
RISA

“Soul in Mind reaches Gold Status - May 2009”
Sowetan

"Rise Again" rises an astounding 66 places in this week's South African HOT 100 Billboard
INSIDE MUSIC

“Lira is the biggest winner at the 15th Anuual MTN South African Music Awards, taking home 4 SAMA's including Best Female and Album of the year”
Sowetan

“SOUL IN MIND released by SONY MUSIC Thailand.”
INSIDE MUSIC

“LIRA becomes the biggest selling artist in SONY MUSIC SA's catalog in December 2008 and January 2009”
SONY MUSIC Magazine

“Lira's third album "SOUL IN MIND" hits the stores and sells out in the first week”
INSIDE MUSIC

“Lira Sizzles at Macufe 2008 "When Lira got on stage the crowd went wild...”
Sowetan

“SAWA DI KA THAILAND!! Lira's FEEL GOOD gets released in Thailand!!!”
SONY - SONYBMG Magazine