Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer/ songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player, and visual artist. Winner of The International Youth Icon Award in 2011, which led to inspirational speaking engagements to young people around the world. She has lived and sold albums all over the world.
Born in Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Zee moved to Kuala Lumpur at the age of 12. Her college years were spent in London at the American InterContinental University where Zee studied Fashion Design.
So far Zee Avi has released 2 albums and an EP. Her debut album has been certified Gold in 4 countries. Ghostbird , her second album, was also featured in Starbucks across America making Zee the first Malaysian artist to be included in such a campaign. Both albums received many accolades and praise in the press with reviews in Teen Vogue, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Paste and many more. Her new album will be released in the starting of 2019.
Zee Avi has extensively toured around the world playing headline shows and several prestigious festivals including Borneo’s Rainforest World Music Festival, Australia's Byron Bay Festival, San Francisco’s Noise Pop, Austin’s South by Southwest, Mountain Jam in New York, Life Is Good in Boston, Lilith Fair, Bonnaroo and Street Scene in San Diego. Sfinks Mixed World Music Festival in Belgium, Soundrenaline Festival in Bali, Concrete and Grass in China. In 2018, Zee was appointed as Ambassador for the Borneo Jazz Talent Search. She has also performed on both of the biggest online stages, Tiny Desk Concert and Morning Becomes Eclectic, both under NPR.
She has been honoured with the Brand Laureate Award for leadership as a singer/songwriter and establishing a successful career in the international music scene. Other awards include recognition as one of the Top 10 Young Malaysians by MSN, Notable Alumni from American Intercontinental University, and nominations for best new artist and pop star award at Malaysian Shout Awards. Recently she received the prestigious Award for the best “International Young Artist” in Jakarta on the Top Asian Award Show.
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