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Lilly Singh

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Lilly Singh born 26 September 1988 is a Canadian YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, writer and actress She is better known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII Since beginning her channel in October 2010, her videos have received over 2 billion views, and her channel has accumulated over 12 million subscribers34 In 2016, she was ranked 3rd on the Forbes list of the world's highest paid YouTube stars behind Roman Atwood and PewDiePie, earning a reported $75 million in 20165 Singh has featured in the annual YouTube Rewind every year since 201467 She ranked 1st on 2017 Forbes Top Influencers List in entertainment category8

Singh has received an MTV Fandom Award, three Streamy Awards, two Teen Choice Awards and a People's Choice Award to date in her career In 2016, Singh released a red lipstick, in conjunction with Smashbox, called "BAWSE", and released her first feature film, titled A Trip to Unicorn Island She reached 12 million YouTube subscribers in July 2017, and her channel is currently in the top 100 most subscribed on YouTube In March 2017, she also released her first book, How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life9 As of 2017, she has over 67 million followers on Instagram

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 21 YouTube
    • 22 Vlog Channel
    • 23 Music
    • 24 Acting
    • 25 Live performances
    • 26 Accolades
    • 27 Philanthropy
    • 28 Writer
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 Awards
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early lifeedit

Singh was born and raised in Scarborough, Toronto Her parents, Malwinder and Sukhwinder Singh,10 are originally from Punjab, India, and she was raised as Sikh She has an older sister named Tina11 As a child, Singh has said she was a tomboy12 She attended Mary Shadd Public School during her elementary years and in 2006, she graduated from Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute13 In 2010, she graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology Singh developed a strong connection with her Punjabi heritage during visits to India14 She struggled with depression, and began making YouTube videos as a way of dealing with her feelings15 As a young adult, she lived with her parents in Markham, Ontario, and, in December 2015, she moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides, to further her career16

Careeredit

YouTubeedit

In October 2010, Singh started a YouTube channel under the pseudonym "IISuperwomanII" She has explained that the name Superwoman was prompted by a childhood idea that she had an invisible "S" on her chest, making her believe she can do anything Punjabi culture is frequently portrayed in her videos, which also contain satirical takes on everyday life and people's favorite complaints17 Her most popular video is How Girls Get Ready and her most popular series features her fictional parents, Paramjeet and Manjeet, both played by Singh herself, reacting to trending and controversial videos171819 She also documents meeting celebritiescitation needed

Singh also includes an "Lilly Live" segment previously Ask Superwoman Live on her main channel During this 1 hour+ live segment, she has her fans ask her questions through social media platforms and has guests to interview on the live stream In July 2016, Singh announced the YouTube channel of Dwayne Johnson, her childhood idol, and collaborated with him for a video During the same month, she launched a talk-show series titled #GirlLove, in which Singh interviews celebrities and inspirational personalities to diminish hatred in the female population On 25 September 2016 the night before her birthday, Singh received her diamond play button although she did not hit the 10 million subscribers milestone at that time One month later, on 25 October 2016, she reached the 10  million subscribers milestonecitation needed

She is known as a Feminist Youtuber and as of July 2017, she now has 12 million subscribers who follow her and 2 billion views on her main YouTube channel IISuperwomanII20

Vlog Channeledit

In December 2011, Singh created a second channel called SuperwomanVlogs, where she chronicles her daily activities and includes behind the scenes footage from her videos She used it as a second channel to upload videos until August 2014, when she began uploading daily vlogs Singh has been uploading daily vlogs ever since As of June 2017update, "SuperwomanVlogs" has over 2+ million subscribers and 235+ million views

Musicedit

In August 2013, Singh featured alongside Jassi Sidhu in his Punjabi song Hipshaker Singh rapped in the song Mauj Ki Malharein, which played in the Bollywood drama Gulaab Gang in August 201421 In July of the same year, she released a song titled #LEH in a collaboration with her friend, author and rapper Kanwer Singh, who is known by the pseudonym "Humble The Poet"22 She recorded and released another music video in February 2015 titled The Clean Up Anthem in collaboration with Canadian artist Sickick23 In April 2015, Singh released a song about her hometown Toronto in collaboration with Humble the Poet titled #IVIVI roman numerals for 416, Toronto's area code24 On 8 August 2016, Singh released a visual music piece on YouTube, titled "Voices" The piece includes five songs portraying the "voices in her head" The piece has a genre of Pop/Modern Hip Hop The songs included are a mix showing signs of boasting, fear of loneliness, lust, goofiness, and positive views promoting global peacecitation needed

Actingedit

Singh appeared as a background dancer in the movies Speedy Singhs and Thank You in 201125 In 2014, Singh appeared in a small role in the 2014 Indo-Canadian production Dr Cabbie In 2016, she voiced miniature unicorns named Bubbles and Misty in the animated film Ice Age: Collision Course and played a cameo role in the movie Bad Moms She made an appearance in the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark as herself She also had several of her own web series with I Love Makeup channel on YouTube, including Giving Back Glam, The Tube's Hautest, and Lana Steele: Makeup Spy

Singh was cast in HBO's film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 after recording an audition outside an Internet cafe in Melbourne, Australia She was in the region to promote her book and rushed the audition at her agent's urging around 2 am in May 201726 She will play the character of Raven, "a tabloid blogger who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting their book-burning raids to fans" 27

Live performancesedit

Lilly Singh IISuperwomanII performs at the Warfield in San Francisco during her world tour, "A Trip To Unicorn Island"

In March 2015, Singh began a world tour called "A Trip to Unicorn Island", adapting her YouTube content and including singing, dancing, music performances, comedy, and her parent characters28 Her tour covered India, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, Dubai, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States Singh's vlog channel shows the planning of the tour, including dietary changes and rehearsing with her team She documented the tour in her first feature movie, A Trip to Unicorn Island, which also describes how YouTube fame is affecting her life The movie was released on 10 February 2016 on YouTube Red29 She describes the film as being very "raw and genuine"30 She decided to partner with YouTube because of her and her fan's loyalty to the platform The documentary references her happy place and her travels around 31 cities and was one of the first movies to be featured on the YouTube Red platform The $999-per-month service includes ad-free and offline YouTube content, helping her fans to tap into her more personal life31 She premiered her film at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles where guests from the entire YouTube community attended such as Colleen Ballinger, Alyson Stoner, Bethany Mota, Joey Graceffa and many more32

Singh also released her own app named "Unicorn Island"33 This app was created to engage with her fans more by setting up meet and greets, with posts about her life and exclusive information for her viewers34 In May 2016, Lilly introduced her new lipstick in collaboration with Smashbox Cosmetics named BAWSE3536 Singh appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 22 January 2016, where she was challenged to play a game of Fast Family Feud3738 She also made appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on 4 February,39 and The Today Show on 5 February 2016 On 22 July 2016, during her second appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she announced her first book Titled How To Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life, the guide book was released on 28 March 201740 On 6 March 2017, she released her tour dates for her worldwide book tour Her tour covered India, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, UK, Dubai, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States This tour consisted of a book signing as well as a show in most places

Accoladesedit

In 2014, her channel ranked at #39 on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels41 The same year, she was nominated for a Shorty Award and a Streamy Award In September 2015, People included Singh on their annual "Ones to Watch" list42 She received her first MTV Fandom Award and, was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards, and won her first Streamy Award later that year In October 2016, she ranked 8th on Forbes' list of World's Top-Earning YouTube Stars of 20155 She was also featured in Fast Company Magazine as the 100 Most Creative People in Business43 Variety magazine recognized her as one of their 10 Comics to Watch for 2016, and she was honored at the Just For Laughs Film Festival in Montreal In July 2016, she won two Teen Choice Awards from her three nominations In January 2017, she won a People's Choice Award for Favorite YouTube Starcitation needed

Philanthropyedit

In 2016 Singh partnered with Me to We to promote the product GirlLove Rafiki Bracelet The purchasing of these bracelets gives funds to girls in Kenya in order to give them an education Singh's first goal was to sell 5,000 bracelets Once Singh passed that goal she made a new goal of 10,000 bracelets and she surpassed that goal by selling over 14,000 bracelets As of January 2017, over 32,000 bracelets have been sold44

In 2017 Lilly Singh was announced as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, to advocate for children’s rights45

Writeredit

Singh made her debut as a writer on 28 March 2017 when she released her book How To be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life The day before, she started her book tour in New York City Her book was ranked #1 on The New York Times Bestsellers list She explained the meaning of the word "bawse" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon46

Filmographyedit

Year Film / Show Role Notes
2014 Gulaab Gang Herself Playback singer and in song "Mauj Ki Malharein"
2014 Dr Cabbie Inspired by her real life character
2015 A Trip to Unicorn Island Documentary
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Bubbles/Misty Voice Role
2016 Bad Moms Cathy Cameo
2016 Life in Pieces Amanda Episode "Window Vanity Dress Grace"
2017 Bizaardvark47 Herself Special Guest, Episode "Paige's Birthday Is Gonna Be Great"
TBA Fahrenheit 451 Raven Television movie; filming

Awardsedit

Year Award Show Category Result Ref
2014 Shorty Awards YouTube Star Nominated 48
Streamy Awards Best Original Soundtrack for #LEH; shared with Humble The Poet Nominated
2015 MTV Fandom Awards Social Superstar of the Year Won 49
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Nominated 50
Choice Youtuber
Streamy Awards First Person Won 5152
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Won 5354
Choice Web Star: Female
Choice Youtuber Nominated 55
Streamy Awards Feature A Trip to Unicorn Island Won 5657
Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Social Good Campaign Girl Love Challenge Won
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite YouTube Star Won 58
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Nominated 59
Choice Comedian Nominated
Choice Web Star: Female Nominated
Choice Youtuber Nominated
Streamy Awards Entertainer of the Year Pending 60
First Person
Collaboration The YouTube Factory: Dwayne Johnson ft Lilly Singh, Markiplier, Grace Helbig, Roman Atwood, Gigi Gorgeous, Alex Wassabi, LaurDIY, King Bach, Flula Borg, and Brittney Smith
Influencer Campaign with Dude Perfect for the Power Rangers

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Why Birthdays Are Stressful!" 
  2. ^ IISuperwomanII 6 August 2013, 50 Random Things About Me, retrieved 26 February 2017 
  3. ^ Ismail, Ferris 10 August 2015 "Meet Superwoman Lilly Singh, biggest YouTube star of Indian origin" American Bazar Retrieved 17 September 2015 
  4. ^ "IISuperWomanII Live Subscribers" Live Subs 18 June 2017 
  5. ^ a b Berg, Madeline 15 October 2015 "The World's Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2015" Forbes Retrieved 16 October 2015 
  6. ^ Mangala Dilip 10 December 2014 "Watch YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014 Video Looks Back on Viral Trends, People, Music of Last Year" International Business Times Retrieved 23 July 2016 
  7. ^ Casey Lewis 10 December 2015 "YouTube's 2015 Year in Rewind Video Will Make the Last 365 Days Flash Before Your Eyes" Teen Vogue Condé Nast Digital Retrieved 23 July 2016 
  8. ^ O'Connor, Clare 20 June 2017 "Forbes Top Influencers: How YouTuber Lilly Singh Is Going Mainstream – And Making Millions" Forbescom 
  9. ^ "Lilly Singh – Lilly Singh" wwwlillysinghbookcom Retrieved 8 February 2017 
  10. ^ nuruncom 18 February 2016 "Lilly Singh is truly Superwoman | 24 Hours Toronto" Toronto24hoursca Retrieved 7 April 2017 
  11. ^ "Neurotic Mom Diaries" YouTube Retrieved 12 May 2016 
  12. ^ "How three local comics found global fame" The Globe and Mail 13 April 2012 Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  13. ^ Persaud, Devin "My Roots- Outstanding Student of the Season" PDF My Roots Retrieved 5 November 2014 
  14. ^ Talwar, lolzersVidushi 25 June 2012 "The chic Sikh chick" Yahoo! Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  15. ^ "Lilly Singh: How battling Depression Turned YouTuber Lilly Singh Into a Superstar" Peoplecom Time Inc 13 November 2015 Retrieved 15 December 2015 
  16. ^ "Lilly Singh's First-Ever Apartment Puts Your Place To Shame" MTV News Retrieved 8 March 2016 
  17. ^ a b Borges, Andre 28 February 2014 "YouTube star Lilly Singh aka 'Superwoman' – The Tina Fey of Punjabis" Daily News and Analysis Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  18. ^ Patel, Arti 22 November 2013 "Lilly Singh Superwoman: YouTube Comedians Take on White people and Indian music is hilarious" The Huffington Post Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  19. ^ Cormack, Lucy 30 May 2014 "Lilly Singh is YouTube's Superwoman" The Sydney Morning Herald Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  20. ^ Hartmann, Jeannine 5 April 2017 "The Feminist Youtuber You Need To Know" RTEie Retrieved 11 April 2017 
  21. ^ "Mauj Ki Malharein Gulaab Gang" Bollywood Hungama Retrieved 5 November 2014 
  22. ^ "#LEH – Superwoman & Humble The Poet video out now" The Times of India 2 July 2014 Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  23. ^ "Lily Singh aka Superwoman's New Anthem Will Make you Want to Clean Your Room" Brown Girl Magazine Retrieved 24 February 2015 
  24. ^ "Superwoman And Humble The Poet Show Toronto Pride In #IVIVI Music Video" The Huffington Post Retrieved 16 April 2015 
  25. ^ Khan, Maz "INTERVIEW: IISUPERWOMANII" MTV Retrieved 30 June 2014 
  26. ^ Friend, David 19 June 2017 "Lilly Singh gets role in HBO reworking of Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451'" National Post/The Canadian Press Retrieved 27 June 2017 
  27. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth 16 June 2017 "‘Fahrenheit 451’ HBO Movie Casts Digital Star Lilly Singh" Variety Retrieved 27 June 2017 
  28. ^ "Superwoman Lilly Singh readies her first world tour" Toronto Sun Retrieved 9 November 2015 
  29. ^ "Lilly Singh: A Trip to Unicorn Isle and teaser released - EWcom" ewcom Retrieved 9 November 2015 
  30. ^ "Lilly Singh admits the hardest part of filming 'A Trip to Unicorn Island'" Entertainment Weekly's EWcom Retrieved 8 March 2016 
  31. ^ Lenker, Margaret "YouTube Fans See a Different Side of Lilly Singh in YouTube Red's 'A Trip to Unicorn Island'" Variety Retrieved 8 March 2016 
  32. ^ "A Trip to Unicorn Island Premiere" wwwtclchinesetheatrescom Retrieved 8 March 2016 
  33. ^ "Victorious, Lilly "IISuperwomanII" Singh Debut Official App 'Unicorn Island'" Tubefilter Retrieved 8 March 2016 
  34. ^ Bree Brouwer 18 May 2015 "Victorious, Lilly "IISuperwomanII" Singh Debut Official App 'Unicorn Island'" tubefiltercom Tubefilter, Inc Retrieved 23 July 2016 
  35. ^ Rachel Brown 13 May 2016 "Smashbox Links With Lilly Singh on Lipstick Shade" WWDcom Fairchild Publishing, LLC Retrieved 13 July 2016 
  36. ^ "Smashbox" 
  37. ^ "See Lilly Singh crush Jimmy Fallon in "Fast Family Feud"" Entertainment Weekly's EWcom Retrieved 8 March 2016 
  38. ^ "Lilly Singh dominated Jimmy Fallon with good answers in Fast 'Family Feud'" USA TODAY Retrieved 8 March 2016 
  39. ^ Nick Romano 23 January 2016 "See Lilly Singh crush Jimmy Fallon in 'Fast Family Feud' on The Tonight Show" Entertainment Entertainment Weekly Inc Retrieved 29 January 2016 
  40. ^ Rae Votta 27 July 2016 "Lilly Singh to debut first book 'How to Be a Bawse' in 2017" The Daily Dot Retrieved 27 July 2016 
  41. ^ "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 50-26!" New Media Rockstars Retrieved 6 January 2015 
  42. ^ "Their Stars Are Rising: Meet PEOPLE's 2015 Ones to Watch!" Peoplecom Time Inc 16 September 2015 Retrieved 15 December 2015 
  43. ^ Nicole Laporte 16 May 2016 "Lilly Singh's Road Map For Building A Brand Beyond YouTube" fastcompanycom Fast Company & Inc 
  44. ^ "GirlLove" Me to We Store Retrieved 27 June 2017 
  45. ^ "UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador" UNICEF Press Release Retrieved 21 July 2017 
  46. ^ "Here's Lilly Singh Explaining You The Meaning Of 'Bawse'" Tell Me Nothing 4 April 2017 Retrieved 26 May 2017 
  47. ^ "Bizaardvark: Paige's Birthday Is Gonna Be Great" Zap2it Retrieved 12 December 2016 
  48. ^ "Lilly Singh was nominated for a Shorty Award" Retrieved 26 December 2014 
  49. ^ Nizami, Ainee 16 September 2014 "Superwoman Diaries: Lilly Singh Gives Us a Sneak-Peek into #TeamSuper" iDiva Retrieved 26 December 2014 
  50. ^ "Lilly Singh nominated for US award" Gulfnewscom Retrieved 11 August 2015 
  51. ^ Hurwitz, Daniel "And the 2015 Streamy Awards nominees are " USA Today Retrieved 4 September 2015 
  52. ^ "Streamys 5th annual nominees winners" Streamys Retrieved 18 September 2015 
  53. ^ Jessica Goodman 1 August 2016 "Teen Choice Awards 2016: See the full list of winners" Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly Inc Retrieved 1 August 2016 
  54. ^ "Winners of "Teen Choice 2016" Announced" Teen Choice FOX Network 1 August 2016 Retrieved 1 August 2016 
  55. ^ "Vote now for wave 3 teen choice nominees!" Teen Choice FOX Network Retrieved 12 July 2016 
  56. ^ "Nominees Announced for 6th Annual Streamy Awards" streamysorg Streamys 24 August 2016 Retrieved 29 August 2016 
  57. ^ "6th Annual Winners & Nominees" streamysorg Streamys Retrieved 3 October 2016 
  58. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2017: Full List of Nominees" peoplechoicecom One Three Digital, LLC Retrieved 15 November 2016 
  59. ^ Ceron, Ella "The Pretty Little Liars Were ALL Nominated for the Same EXACT Award" Teen Vogue Retrieved 14 August 2017 
  60. ^ "7th Annual Nominees" The Streamy Awards Retrieved 23 August 2017 

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Lilly Singh on IMDb

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