Noa Kirel

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Noa Kirel
Noa Kirel in 2016.jpg
Kirel in 2016
Born
Noya Kirel

(2001-04-10) April 10, 2001 (age 20)
NationalityIsraeli
Occupation
  • Singer
  • dancer
  • TV presenter
  • model
Years active2015–present
Musical career
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated acts
Kirel as an Israel Defense Forces's military band soldier in 2021

Noa Kirel (Hebrew: נועה קירל‎; born on April 10, 2001) is an Israeli singer, actress, and television host. She has won the MTV Europe Music Awards for best Israeli act between 2017 and 2020.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Kirel was born in Ra'anana, Israel, to Israeli-born parents of both Ashkenazi Jewish (Austrian-Jewish) and Sephardic Jewish (Moroccan-Jewish) descent. She is the youngest child of Amir and Ilana Kirel. She has two older brothers. Her father is the CEO of Glassco Glass, an imported-glass business headquartered at the Barkan industrial park. On her father's side, Kirel has relatives who were killed in the Holocaust.[3]

Her first name was Noya at birth, but after being diagnosed with a serious kidney illness when she was three months old, a rabbi suggested to her parents to alter her name to Noa, so she would be able to move ('Noa' also spells movement in Hebrew) as she grew. The rabbi also predicted that she would become a dancer.[4]

In March 2020, she was enlisted to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and serves in a military band.[5]

Music career[edit]

Kirel rose to fame when she appeared in the Pushers documentary series from HOT, which tracks parents who push their children to success in different areas, and featured Kirel and her father, who was financially supporting her entertainment career development. Kirel is managed in Israel by the agent Roberto Ben-Shoshan and co-managed by Sharona Nomder (Morse Artists) internationally.

In 2015 she performed her first song on YouTube named "Medabrim?".[4] Following its success, that year she released another song called "Killer". The provocative video clip for the song caused a stir due to Kirel's young age. She released additional songs, which were featured on YouTube and played on various Israeli radio stations, including the songs "Yesh Be Ahava", which was the first song to enter the Galgalatz playlist, "Rak Ata", "Hatzi Meshuga", "Bye Lahofesh" and "Ten Li Siman". At the end of 2016, she won the award "Singer of the Year" at the children's elected ceremony. On February 26, 2017, Kirel began hosting the "Lipstar" musical program on kidZ channel, alongside Sagi Breitner. In May 2017, she released a song called "Makom Leshinuy" which she sang in a duet with Avior Melasa who even wrote and composed the song. Kirel released several other songs during the year which were all marketing singles: "Lirkod", "Kimeat Meforsemet", "Wow", "Mi Yiten Li Et Ha'Koach". On June 22, she starred in the teen movie Nearly Famous, alongside Omer Dror. In the same year, she also appeared in the theater production "The Three Musketeers" alongside Omer Dror. On August 28, Kirel released a single which she performed with Agam Bohbut, a cover version of Danny Sanderson's song; "Etzel Ha'Doda ve Ha'Dod", as part of a campaign for Bezeq. In November 2017, she represented Israel at the "MTV Europe Music Awards", in the "International Artist" category.

On January 1, 2018, began starring in the television series Kfula in the roles of Noa Kirel (herself) and Kitty Popper (Libby Omer); A blogger who writes anything that happens to her famous self. The series airs on the KidZ channel on yes and HOT. On February 18, she began participating in Israel's Got Talent as a judge. On March 25, 2018, she released the single "Megibor Le'Oyev". On May 1 of that year, the series "Shilton Ha'Tzlalim" has aired, where she plays the role of Basemet. On August 9, a theater production Kfula show starring Kirel and the stars of the Kfula series has opened in Menora Mivtachim Arena. On August 20, the theme song for the #Freestyle Festigel production was released. In early September 2018, a full-length movie came out to promote the show. The show itself runs from November 13, 2018, to January 8, 2019. On September 5, Kirl featured in the song "Cinderella", of The Ultras. On September 20, Kirel collaborated with "Ma Kashur Trio" and Itai Levy, on a new cover version of Aric Sinai's "Siba Tova" song, "Hine Ze Ba", for a HOT campaign. In October, Kirel was selected for the second time to represent Israel at the MTV Europe Music Awards but was unable to attend the ceremony in Spain due to a tight schedule. That month, Kirel began to be the new cosmetic company "Keff" presenter. On November 2, she released the song "Zikaron Yashan" in collaboration with Israeli singer Jonathan Mergui, as part of the Festigel. On November 11, the cast of the 2018 Festigel, including Kirel, released the original song "Tinshom" with a video clip. On November 23, she participated in a tribute show in memory of Amir Fryszer Guttman called "As if there is no tomorrow" alongside many artists. In December 2018, Kirel led a campaign with the KidZ Channel and the Israeli National Road Safety Authority for wearing a helmet while cycling. In May 2020 she participated in a yes commercial. In November 2020, Kirel joined 39 other Israeli artists for charity single Katan Aleinu to support hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.[6]

In June 2020, it was officially announced that Noa has signed a contract with the American label, Atlantic Records.[7] In December of that year, Kirel signed with WME.[8]

In March 2021, it was announced that Kirel would star in a feature film produced by Picturestart.[9] In May 2021, Kirel in collaboration with Israeli singer Omer Adam, released a remix version of the national anthem of the state of Israel, Hatikvah.[10] The collaboration received a lot of criticism - with many calling it "disrespectful" and "embarrassing".[10] In honor of Pride Month, Kirel and Israeli comedian Ilan Peled released the single "Trilili Tralala".[11] the single won the status of a Gay anthem in Israel and reached number two on Media Forest's Israeli singles chart upon its release.

On July 14, 2021, she released her first international single, "Please Don't Suck".[12]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album Notes Recording Label
ISR
"Medabrim" 2015 Non-album single Debut single. English meaning – "Talking". NMC United Entertainment Ltd.
"Killer"
"Yesh Bi Ahava" English meaning – "There's Love in Me".
"Hatzi Meshuga" 2016 English meaning – "Half Crazy".
"Rak Ata" English meaning – "Only You".
"Ten Li Siman" English meaning – "Give Me A Sign".
"Makom Leshinuy"
(featuring Avior Malsa)
2017 Avior Malsa English meaning – "A Place for a Change".
"Kima'at Mefursemet" Non-album single English meaning – "Almost Famous".

Promotional single from the movie with the same name.

"Etzel HaDoda VeHaDod"

(with Agam Buhbut)

3 English meaning – "At the aunt and uncle's".

Song from a Bezeq campaign.

Originally by Danny Sanderson.

"Tikitas"
(featuring Stephane Legar)
Hebrew version of "Τι Κοιτάς",

originally by Eleni Foureira.

"Migibor Leoyev" 2018 English meaning – "From Hero to Enemy".
"Ba Li Otcha" English meaning – "I Want You".
"Drum" 2019 Promotional single to a Renuar campaign.
"Hatzuf" English meaning – "Rude".
"Pouch" 7
"SLT" Initials stands for "Sounds Like That".

Promotional single to a Renuar campaign.

"Meusharim"
(by Dolli & Penn, with Liran Danino)
1 English meaning – "Happy".
"Im Atah Gever" 2020 13 English meaning – "If You're a Man".
"Million Dollar" (featuring Shahar Saul) 1
"Ambulance"

(with Jonathan Mergui)

4
"Yahalomim" 2021 2 English meaning – "Diamonds".
"Trilili Tralala"

(with Ilan Peled)

1
"Please Don't Suck" 6 First international single. Atlantic Records
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Name Year Role Notes
Trolls 2016 DJ Suki Voice; Israeli Version
Kimaat Mefursemet 2017 Rotem film debut
Television
Name Year Role Notes
Pushers 2015 Herself Docu-reality television series
Yom Be'Hayei 2016
Achoti Kaftza Kita 2017
Gav Ha'Uma Guest
LipStar 2017–2018 Co-Host
Kfula 2018–2020 Noa Kirel / Libi Omer Main Role
Israel's Got Talent 2018–2019 Herself Judge
Shilton Hatzlalim 2018 Basemet Amsalem Recurring Role
Intimi 2019 Herself Guest
Rising Star Guest Judge
Lo Nafsik Lashir 2020 Contestent
Beit Sefer Le'Musica Judge
Carpool Karaoke Israel 2021 Guest

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here's the full list of MTV EMA 2017 winners - NME". NME. 12 November 2017.
  2. ^ Reiher, Andrea (3 November 2019). "MTV EMA 2019 Winners & Nominees Full List". Heavy.com.
  3. ^ https://www.mako.co.il/news-channel2/Weekend-Newscast-q2_2019/Article-da3fcea82006a61004.htm. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b Littman, Shany (13 April 2019). "This Teen Is Israel's New Britney Spears. But Why Is She Such a Hit?". Haaretz.
  5. ^ Eglash, Ruth. "A teenage pop sensation becomes a soldier, and the Israeli army tries to cope". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Jessica. "'We Got This' is rallying cry of new Static song for COVID-19". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  7. ^ "Pop star Noa Kirel signs multimillion-dollar deal with Atlantic Records, possibly largest ever for an Israeli artist". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  8. ^ "Pop Star Noa Kirel Signs With WME (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2020-12-02. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (2021-03-02). "Picturestart Developing Movie Starring Israeli Pop Superstar Noa Kirel". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  10. ^ a b "Omer Adam, Noa Kirel's 'Hatikvah' remix sparks social media snark storm". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  11. ^ "Israeli Singer Noa Kirel Releases New Song Celebrating Pride Month". The Algemeiner. Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  12. ^ Halperin, Shirley (2021-07-14). "Israeli Pop Star Noa Kirel Sets Her Sights on the U.S. With Sassy English Single, 'Please Don't Suck'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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