June 13, 1990 |
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop rock, electronica|
Masha (born Masha Shirin) in Riga, Latvia, moved to the Bronx in New York City with her family at six months of age. Masha began to sing at the age of 11. Masha's father, former lead guitarist for Latvian superstar Laima Vaikule, supported his daughter’s musical ambitions. He helped her put together a demo CD of cover tunes that landed her a management deal. She now divides her time between her home base in New York and Blackbird Studio in Nashville. It is in Nashville where she made the music that will first be heard on her debut EP, set for release in May 2013, entitled Stupid, Stupid Dreams. For the past year, Masha has been working relentlessly on her career. The covers she has posted of her favorite female singers on her YouTube channel have garnered over two million views, and thousands of passionate comments from listeners.
In April 2013, Masha along with 24 other artists were invited to compete against one another in Macy's iHeart Radio Rising Star contest. One of the acts will be playing in iHeart Radio's 2013 Music Festival.
In November 2013 Masha was nominated for this year's GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime. GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime searches for an up-and-coming band to play at a GRAMMY event in Los Angeles, CA. A panel of judges that include Fall Out Boy, Austin Mahone and Emeli Sande will determine the TOP 40 and then fans' votes will determine the winner!
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- "Vote for Masha in Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star contest! - iHeartRadio | Real & Custom Radio Stations - Listen Free Online". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
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- "Masha | New Music And Songs | MTV". mtv.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Stupid, Stupid Dreams EP by Masha on Spotify". open.spotify.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Masha Breaks Out With ‘Stupid, Stupid Dreams’ EP: Idolator Premiere | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com". idolator.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18.