31 July 1982 (age 34)
Mira Sherdin Craig (born July 31, 1983 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian-American pop artist. Her father is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. Craig is a DIY musician who writes and produces all her songs and music videos.
At the age of twelve, she performed the Whitney Houston hit song "I wanna dance with somebody" on the Norwegian youth TV show "Midt I Smørøyet." Producers were so impressed that they hired her on the spot to host the show. At age 15 she started writing her own songs, and at 17 she sang backing vocals for Noora Noor.
In 2000, Mira made headlines at "Quart festivalen", a Norwegian music festival, when Wyclef Jean pulled her up on stage. American rap artist Snoop Dogg also took interest in her in 2005 at the same festival, and has since used one of her songs on his compilation, Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album.
On January 21st, 2006, Craig won the Newcomer of The Year award at "Alarm-prisen," a Norwegian music awards show.
Mira Craig has been declared a musical genius by the Norwegian press for her urban, exotic and worldwide mixed sound. It's filled with voodoo, witch hunts, snake charmers and headhunters manifested in crunk, bounce, r&b, hip hop, keiso, soca, dancehall, and Norwegian and Japanese folk music. She steps in beats and makes samples with her voice, sings high and seductive and low and ruff. The album "Mira Mira" has a diverse and original sound that she describes as dreamy tribal.
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