Sacramento, California – June 08, 2021 – A proud moment for Iraq. Shirena Parker, a rising hip-hop Iraqi-American artist, becomes the first from the Middle Eastern country to be featured on the esteemed Times Square. An immigrant from the war-torn Iraq, Shirena shares her journey from her homeland to the States through her songs and gives voices to the stories of other immigrants like her through her music.
She had a string of releases last year, including “Black Cadillac”, “American”, “Bloodline” and also “Keys” which made her a prominent name in the contemporary hip-hop scene. The talented hip-hop musician kick-started 2021 with another popular single “Loud” in April – the very same month when she grabbed the prestigious feature in the iconic Times Square (6/4/21).
The up-and-coming performer is commanding massive attention in the American and international music scene lately and can easily be found on 50+ streaming platforms worldwide. The dynamic artist is also a favorite name across major social media channels and her current Instagram following includes a list of mighty names like Starbucks and Lil Jon.
“I grew up singing and playing the piano but it’s about a year and a half ago that I started getting into the studio and making music full time. I have been putting out songs for a little over a year now & it’s been amazing,” stated Shirena.
Born in Mosul Iraq, Parker’s journey to the States was not an easy one. A war orphan, she was abandoned by her father during the regime of Saddam Hussein and was later adopted and raised in San Jose, California. A music connoisseur since the age of 5, Shirena started singing and playing piano by 7. After immigrating to the USA, she was heavily influenced by the hip-hop scene and famous rappers like Derez De’Shon and Juice WRLD became her biggest musical inspirations. An artist to the core, Shirena always knew her true calling lies in music and she decided to take it to the professional level a year and half back.
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