Masha (singer)

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Masha (singer)
Masha Performs for University of Missouri–Kansas City College Students.jpg
Masha performs at University of Missouri–Kansas City (2013)
Background information
Birth name Masha Shirin
Born 1990/1991 (age 26–27)[1]
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2012–present
Labels Weirdo Workshop

Masha Shirin (born 1990 or 1991[1]), professionally known as Masha,[2] is a Latvian-born[1] American pop/rock singer-songwriter.


On June 5, 2012, Masha was featured on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live show, where she performed a rendition of Rihanna's "Where Have You Been", and "Payphone (song)" by Maroon 5.[3][4]

In 2013, Masha's cover of the Nirvana song "Come as You Are" was picked up by the Lifetime channel to promote its series Witches of East End.[5][6]

Her debut EP, Stupid, Stupid Dreams, was released on October 22, 2013; it was co-produced by Claude Kelly and Nathan Chapman.[7]

In January 2014, Masha was chosen by a judging panel highlighted by Fall Out Boy, Emeli Sandé, and Austin Mahone as one of 40 finalists out of more than 2,000 competing American singers and bands for the CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime.[8][9]

Masha covered "Werewolves of London" for a Three Olives Vodka campaign which was featured in a video; the song was released on December 5, 2014.[10][2] Its music video was released on December 10.[11]

In 2015, Masha released her single "Mr. Presley" on the independent label Weirdo Workshop.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Masha was born in Latvia but raised in New Jersey.[13] As of August 2014, she has homes in Nashville and Brooklyn.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Masha Talks Break Ups and Breakthroughs in an Exclusive Interview". Untitled Magazine. New York, New York. August 28, 2014. Archived from the original on July 4, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Elliott, Stuart (December 8, 2014). "Ads Imply This Vodka Has a Real 'Bite'". Media. The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Masha Performs 'Where Have You Been"". VH1. June 5, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Peters, Mitchell (August 2012). "The K Factor". Billboard. p. 12. 
  5. ^ Lansky, Sam (November 12, 2013). "Masha Drops a Gorgeous, Gloomy Cover of Nirvana's 'Come as You Are'". Idolator. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lifetime Witches of East End". CommercialTunage. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ Lansky, Sam (October 22, 2013). "Masha Breaks out with 'Stupid, Stupid Dreams' EP". Idolator. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "CBS's 'Grammy Gig of a Lifetime' Contest Announces 40 Finalists" (Press release). CBS. The Futon Critic. January 8, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Gig of a Lifetime". CBS. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ad of the Day: Masha Sings a Sultry Remake of 'Werewolves of London' for Three Olives Vodka". Adweek. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Masha: Werewolves of London Presented by Three Olives Vodka". YouTube. December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kelly, Harmony, Night Agency Launch Indie Artist Collective". Music Connection. August 27, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "About". Click "about.". Archived from the original on July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 

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