Vidya Iyer is well-known by her stage name Vidya Vox. She is an American YouTuber of Indian origin has over 30 super hit mashups. She has a popular YouTube channel named Vidya Vox with more than 71 lakh subscribers. Even Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have recognized and applauded her talent. She has a genetic affinity for everything musical and has become famous music from both sides of the globe and clubbed them collectively to make melodious magic. Vidya has praised her amazing success with her strikingly gorgeous appearance.
Vidya Vox was born in a Tamil Family on 26 September 1990 in Chennai. Her parent’s name is not known. Vidya has a sister named Vandana Iyer. She has a boyfriend named Shankar Tucker, clarinetist and music composer.
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At the age of 5, Vidya started learning Carnatic music. When she was 8 years old, her family immigrated to the USA. She grew up in Virginia in the US. She did her BSc with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Biomedical Sciences from George Washington University and was planning to pursue MCAT to get into a medical school in 2012. At the same time, she was also working at a clinic.
In the midst of all this, Vidya decided to make her career in music. Later, she moved to India for 2 years to learn Carnatic Classical and western vocals. She learned Carnatic music from D. K. Nagarajan, brother of D. K. Patammal.
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Vidya Vox YouTube channel brought her into the field of composer, arranger, and producer. Shankar Tucker approached Vidya to be a member of his band and she accepted. Collectively, they performed several numbers in Shankar’s YouTube channel ‘ShritiBox.’
Vidya’s keenness to create a bridge between East and West through music encouraged her to create her first mashup while she was still in college. She delayed the release of her music video till 2015 to perfect it and also shoot an enticing music video for which she took the help of Shankar Tucker. After Vidya published 1st video on her YouTube channel ‘Vidya Vox’, her graph has been north-bound. It was a mash-up binding among ‘Big Girls Cry’ by Sia and the Arijit Singh number ‘Kabhi Jo Badal Barse’. Both the songs were one of the most listened numbers in the world and Indian markets, and the mash-up was very well blended.
Furthermore, Her channel has featured immensely successful mash-up numbers that have been highly praised by the watchers. The mashups are conceptualized by both Vidya and Shankar, the latter being the producer of the track.
Apart from mainstream Bollywood songs, Vidya has taken up Tamil, Malayalam, and even folk songs to create mashups with appropriate international chartbusters. A song like ‘Mental Manadhil’ from the film ‘OK Kanmani,’ an A.R. Rahman creation, was merged flawlessly with Taylor Swift’s chartbuster ‘Blank Space’ by the duo.
Vidya also created a popular mashup with ‘Hasi Ban Gaye’ from the Emran Hashmi and Vidya Balan starrer ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ with an original ‘Come Alive’ in August 2015.
She often combines unusual tunes together – she combined the essentially folksy Kerala Boat Song ‘Kuttanadan Punchayile’ in a new remixed avatar. Finally, in 2017, Vidya released her first original EP single ‘Kuthu Fire.’
Vidya’s YouTube channel currently has over 4.1 million subscribers with millions of views. Most of her mashups have over 10 million views and the most popular one in her channel is the one where she combined the Chainsmoker song ‘Closer’ with Kabira from the film ‘Yeh Jawani Hain Diwani’ with around 44 million views.
During 2016-2017, Vidya went on a tour of various cities in India for the ‘YouTube Fan Fest’ and ‘Radio Mirchi Live’ with the band featuring Shankar Tucker and Jomy George. She performed in all the major cities of India and her lively, energetic stage presence wowed the Indian audience to no end.
Facts About Vidya Vox
- Her father was very abusive towards her mother and also very controlling to the extent that he would order his family as to what they are supposed to wear and what they should do. When his abusive behavior reached its limit, her mother left him with her daughter. This affected Vidya, as her music teacher refused to teach her music.
- Growing up in the US wasn’t easy for Vidya, as being an Indian, she was not accepted in her school.
- Being an Indian and living in the US, she experienced a mix of both cultures while growing up.
- After collaborating with Shankar, she began performing regularly with Shankar’s band. She has performed in various places and events such as White House, National Centre for the Performing Arts (India), Webster Hall, Festivals Des Artes in Reunion Island, INK Women, Suriname, Dubai, and the Meru Concert Series in the Netherlands.
- Her stage name ‘Vox’ comes from the Latin word ‘Voice’. Shankar used to save her voice recording as ‘Vidya Vox.’ When she realized it, she decided to name her YouTube channel ‘Vidya Vox’.
- Vidya is fluent in many languages viz. Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English & French.
Vidya Vox (Vidya Iyer), an American YouTuber who’s famous for doing mashup song videos, rose to fame when her ‘Kabira-Closer’ mashup got really popular.
Yes. Listen to the original versions of the songs she has sung and then listen to her mashups. Particularly Hindi and Tamil songs. You will notice that the original versions are way more authentic and those singers were the ones who had some real talent. For example, Kandu Konden Kandu Konden. The original singer of the song, Mahalakshmi Iyer was simply brilliant. There were more emotions in her singing. But when Vidya sang it, it didn’t feel that special at all and definitely not memorable. It was just plain and dry.
Shirley Setia and Vidya Vox are often compared as they are singers of the same genre. Both the singers have gained popularity through YouTube and have made it big. However, even though they’re from the same genre, they have a noteworthy difference in their singing style and voice quality. While both the singers have a mesmerizing voice that has woo-ed their fans to the moon and back, some subtle differences can be clearly heard.
If she uses autotune and other software to improve her voice which a lot of people speculate, that should suck even more cause she still doesn’t sound that great even with all that tweaking.