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Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh

Indo-canadian youtube personality, vlogger, and comedian
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About
Occupations Blogger Comedian Video blogger YouTuber Internet celebrity
Countries Canada
A.K.A. Lilly Saini Singh, IISuperwomanII, iiSuperwomanii, Superwoman
Gender female
Birth September 26, 1988 (Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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Height: 65 in
Education York University, Lester B. Pearson College
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Biography

Lilly Singh (born 26 September 1988) is a Canadian YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, author, 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 13 million subscribers. In 2017, she was ranked tenth on the Forbes list of the world's highest paid YouTube stars, earning a reported $10.5 million in 2017. Singh has featured in the annual YouTube Rewind every year since 2014. She was ranked first on 2017 Forbes Top Influencers List in the entertainment category.

Singh has received an MTV Fandom Award, four 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 13 million YouTube subscribers in January 2018, and her channel is currently in the top 100 most subscribed on YouTube. As of January 2018, she has over 7.1 million followers on Instagram. In March 2017, she released her first book, How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life.

Early life

Lilly Singh was born and raised in Scarborough, Toronto. Her parents, Malwinder and Sukhwinder Singh, are originally from Punjab, India, and she was raised as a Sikh. She has an older sister named Tina. As a child, Singh has said she was a tomboy. She attended Mary Shadd Public School during her elementary years and in 2006, she graduated from Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute. In 2010, she graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Singh developed a strong connection with her Punjabi heritage during visits to India. She struggled with depression, and began making YouTube videos as a way of dealing with her feelings. 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 career.

Career

YouTube

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 complaints. 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 videos. She also frequently collaborates with celebrities on her videos, including Dwayne Johnson, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Noah Schnapp, Priyanka Chopra and Caleb McLaughlin.

As of December 2017 she had +12.7 million subscribers who follow her and +2.3 billion views on her main YouTube channel (IISuperwomanII).

Vlog Channel

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 2017, "SuperwomanVlogs" has over 2.2+ million subscribers and 303+ million views.

Music

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 2014. 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". She recorded and released another music video in February 2015 titled The Clean Up Anthem in collaboration with Canadian artist Sickick. 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 code). 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 peace.

Acting

Singh appeared as a background dancer in the movies Speedy Singhs and Thank You in 2011. 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 a.m. in May 2017. 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."

Live performances

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 characters. Her tour covered India, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, Dubai, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. 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 Red. She describes the film as being very "raw and genuine".

Her first book, How To Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life, was released on 28 March 2017.

Philanthropy

In 2017, Lilly Singh was announced as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, to advocate for children's rights.

Accolades

In 2014, her channel ranked at #39 on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels. 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" list. She received her first MTV Fandom Award, 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 2015. She was also featured in Fast Company Magazine as the 100 Most Creative People in Business. 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 Star. In September 2017, Singh won her fourth Streamy Award. In November 2017, Lilly Singh was also chosen as an ambassador for Pantene shampoo and partnered with Calvin Klein.

Filmography

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
2016 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 Bizaardvark Herself Episode: "Paige's Birthday Is Gonna Be Great"
2017 F the Prom Miss Fallsburg Cameo
2018 Fahrenheit 451 Raven Television film

Awards

Year Award Show Category Result Ref.
2014 Shorty Awards YouTube Comedian Nominated
Streamy Awards Best Original Soundtrack (for #LEH; shared with Humble The Poet) Nominated
2015 MTV Fandom Awards Social Superstar of the Year Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Nominated
Choice Youtuber
Shorty Awards YouTube Comedian Nominated
Streamy Awards First Person Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Won
Choice Web Star: Female
Choice Youtuber Nominated
Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year Nominated
Streamy Awards Feature (A Trip to Unicorn Island) Won
Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Social Good Campaign (Girl Love Challenge) Won
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite YouTube Star Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Nominated
Choice Comedian Nominated
Choice Web Star: Female Nominated
Choice Youtuber Nominated
Streamy Awards Entertainer of the Year Nominated
First Person Won
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) Nominated
Influencer Campaign (with Dude Perfect for Power Rangers) Nominated
Purpose Awards Honoree, Creator Won
Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year Nominated
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http://shortyawards.com/archive/influencers/8th/youtuber-of-the-year
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