Aneirin Jones hails from just down the road from our Criccieth holiday cottages but has found fame thousands of miles away from the small Gwynedd town.
The 21-year-old sings in Welsh, Hindi, Punjabi and English after moving to Delhi when she was just 17.
The singer initially travelled to India as a volunteer teacher but soon found herself collaborating with India’s hip hop superstars and has since had chart success on four continents.
Now she’s been nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the UK Bhangra Awards.
She’s had two table topping singles on the British Asian charts, and has also had number one selling singles in India, Nigeria, Kenya and Canada.
After learning about the nomination she told the Daily post: “This has all happened so quickly – I never dreamed this would happen to me.”
She said when she moved to India she knew little about Indian music and didn’t speak much of the language, but caught on fast.
Now she’s fluently tri-lingual. “I switch from Hindi to Welsh to English all the time and some of my Indian friends have even picked up some Welsh words like ‘panad’ (cup of tea).”