Snatam Kaur – new age singer from the USA
Snatam Kaur is considered to be one of the most popular new age singers in the world. Thousands of copies of her albums are sold every year. Three of her albums managed to make it into the top-20 in 12 months. In 2003, Kaur received a Grammy nomination for The Best New Age Album. In 2009 and 2010, her albums were constantly entering top-10 of Indie New Age and Indie World Music on Amazon.
Snatam Kaur was born in 1972, in Trinidad, Colorado (USA). Her exact date of birth is unknown to the public. Her parents were fans of Indian culture and when Snatam was six years old, they went to explore the country. He parents’ preferences and travels influenced Kaur’s future career. She liked music when she was still in school. When Kaur was a teenager, she played the violin and performed at all the school plays and musical events.
Even though Kaur loved music and India, she enrolled at Mills College and majored biochemistry. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Snatam went to live in India, where she studied culture and religion. She also participated in spiritual practices.
In 1997, upon returning from India, Snatan decided to work as a biochemist. She even helped create a cereal line for Peace Cereal Company. Soon Kaur got a chance to reveal her music talents. She joined The Peace Family band, the members of which she met during spiritual practices, and realized that she wants to dedicate her life to music. Shortly, the young woman decided to pursue a solo career.