Famous for her 2014 "What Languages Sound Like to Foreigners" YouTube video, this web star and linguistic mimic also pursued a career as a musician. A singer, pianist, guitarist, cellist, violinist, piccolo player, and drummer, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records soon after the release of her video. Before becoming famous, she created the vehicle for her fame: a YouTube channel called SmoukahontasOfficial. She appeared on an April, 2014 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. A native of Jakobstad, Finland, and the granddaughter of the Finnish Halpa-Halli food store chain's founder, she moved to Los Angeles, California in her early twenties. Grammy Award-winning music producer Rodney Jerkins oversaw her 2014 Capitol Records contract. [+]
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