Who is she?


Big, Bold and Beautiful



A Multi Award winning singer, songwriter and visual artist with a penchant for speaking through song and turn of phrase, where freedom is found through voice that's "big, bold and beautiful".  

This Malaysian born spent her childhood in a small town in the state of Malacca where her music and art were the mainstay of her everyday life.  

Her debut EP 'This is Lyia' which garnered 6 nominations from Voice Independent Music Awards (VIMA) in May of 2016 saw her win the award for BEST OVERALL FEMALE ACT.  The debut offering which is described as "raw", "organic" and "bold" is a reflection of her roots in rock, blues and pop.  

That same year, Lyia Meta was nominated top 5 for Anugerah Industri Awards (A.I.M) for Best New Artist.  Selected from more than 700 entries and touted as Malaysia's very own Grammy, the nomination gained her recognition on a National level.  

In December of 2016, out of 600 acts, Radio Wigwam UK selected 13 acts/songs for their 'Bandwagon Songs of 2016'.  Among them was Lyia's song Slumber.

April 2017 saw Lyia Meta win The Gold Medal Award for Best Rock Ballad for her song  'Slumber' from Global Music Awards, California.  

This was soon followed by her garnering another nomination and subsequently winning the title and an Award from Radio Wigwam (UK) for BEST FEMALE ARTIST  for their RADIO WIGWAM ONLINE RADIO AWARDS 2017.  

In May of 2018 Lyia  received 3 nominations for The Josie Music Awards, Tennnessee. and subsequently won The World Music Artist of the Year 2018 at  the Celebrity Theatre in Dollywood,  Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, U.S.A on September 8th, 2018, it remains the largest independent artist award show globally. 

2019- Lyia is currently nominated in 16 different categories in various music award platforms in Pigeon Forge, TN, New York, Tennessee, Atlanta, Georgia and San Francisco, U.S.A.  The Awards will be held in the last quarter of the the year 2019. 

September 21st, 2019 saw Lyia Meta win ARTIST OF THE YEAR (multi-genre) at the largest independent music awards- THE JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS in Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. U.S.A  She was nominated in 4 categories  and was one of the 23,000 hopeful entries for the year. 

On September 25th 2019, Lyia Meta's Slumber (Remix) made it to the 62nd Grammy Awards 1st Ballot Voting (FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION).  

Her music has been well received among the independent groups and has been getting regular airplay on selected  internet radio and radio stations across globe.

She is currently in studio working on new material.






Her relationship with her art is as fiery as the artist herself. She loves every moment spent in front of the canvas and the peace it brings when it nears completion.



March 8th 2019 -                    International Women's Day Art Exhibit 'RRRAWRRR'- Emerging                                                             Women Artists@ Balai Seni Maybank,

                                                   Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur


November 2018 -                    Cover Illustrator  for new release in bookstores 'So you Think I'm                                                           Funny' -Tun Dr. Mahathir  Mohamad (Malaysia's Prime Minister) by                                                    Bernice Narayanan                                                                                                                                

March 8th -23rd of 2018       'RRRAWRRR' - Emerging Women Artist

                                                    Balai Seni Maybank

                                                    Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur

April 13th to 16th 2017         'UNSUNG HEROINES'

                                                    Black Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, KL

February 13-19th 2017-        'WE ARE 5'- White Box, Publika
June 18th – July 10th 2016
                                                  ‘In our own Way” -Group art Exhibit,
                                                   Creative Space, National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur
 1st to 8th March 2016          EQUILIBRIO- White Box, MAP@Publika
 2015 -                                      Young Art Taipei, TAIPEI

12th- 9th August 2014 -         SOLO ART EXHIBIT
                                                   Apperception: Kaleidoscopic Nuances by Lyia Meta
                                                   Artemis Art, Publika

2014 Mac, 20th                      TWITTER ART EXHIBIT- Orlando

2013 Aug 27th                        50 Shades of Malaysia                                                                                                                                     Kuala Lumpur


2013                                           International Women’s Day- ‘MY DAY’                                                                                                         Viva Home (Exhibition Hall) 

2013                                           Asia Hotel Art Fair (AHAF) Hong Kong

2012                                           Group Art Exhibition -‘EMERGENCE’ @                                                                                                        Artemis Art , Solaris Dutamas

Photo credit: Doreen Rodriguez


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