Aruna Abrams (born January 16) is an American singer, songwriter, DJ and pianist. She is best known as the vocalist of numerous dance music songs since 2007. Aruna rose to attention within the electronic music scene as a result of her collaboration with The Thrillseekers entitled "Waiting Here For You". Her debut solo single, 'Let Go,' was released on renowned UK imprint Anjunabeats' Volume 8 compilation entering the iTunes Dance Top 200 singles chart at #150 and was the second most popular download from the album. In May 2012, her track 'Live Forever' with Dutch superstar Ferry Corsten shot to #2 on the UK Upfront Top 40 Club chart. 'Live Forever' stayed #1 on the Beatport Trance chart for nearly eight weeks straight with the official music video racking up almost half a million YouTube views--over 100,000 in the first two days alone. Additionally, it was amongst the Top 50 most played tracks of 2012 on Sirius XM BPM. Most recently, Aruna has released her second solo single 'Save The Day' on Black Hole Recordings, a poignant breakup song which tugs at the heartstrings while still delivering all the power and energy of a peaktime club smash. 'Save The Day' (Myon and Shane 54 Summer of Love Remix) went to #2 on the Beatport Trance chart. Aruna released a new solo single in September 2013, entitled Reason To Believe on Enhanced Recordings. This featured support from both Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond on their respective radio shows.
Aruna recently earned the #5 position in Beatsmedia's Top Vocalists poll for 2012 and made history as the first female solo artist to host the guest mix on Trance Around The World with Above & Beyond on Aug 31. After the guest mix, her podcast, The Hot List, rocketed to #14 on the iTunes Top 200 Music Podcasts chart. On the show, she takes listeners on an hour-long journey through her personal favorites in progressive house and trance, often showcasing her own mashups and forthcoming releases, with an eye on quality vocal tracks aimed at pleasing a variety of tastes.
Velvetine, her side project with Myon & Shane 54, released their second single called 'The Great Divide' in September which shot to #1 on Beatport's Trance and Dubstep charts. She'll soon return to the studio to begin producing her next artist album and will continue to perform around the world.
She was also a member of the short lived group Portal, an offshoot of Cynic.
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She co-wrote "I Got Nerve" for Miley Cyrus on the 2006 album Hannah Montana.