Israeli pop star Noa Kirel has made the list of "artists to watch" published by the American weekly "People" magazine.
The 20-year-old star was listed second on the magazine's "Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark in 2022". She was described as an Israeli singer raised in Tel Aviv "who loves to cook and advocates for female empowerment".
Alongside Kirel, 19 other young artists appear on the list, including Korean signer Daniel Kang, British duo Wet Leg, and Nigerian singer Ayra Starr. The magazine lists the artists as musicians to watch throughout the year.
Kirel released her debut at 14, and went on to become one of Israel's best-selling artist of the last few years.
She told the magazine she's "all about embracing yourself, being an independent woman, owning what you got and working hard to achieve your dreams". Kirel claims to have gained female inspiration from Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, and also professes her love for Justin Bieber.
Less than two years ago, Kirel signed a contract with "Atlantic Records" company. So far, the singer released two English language singles: "Please don't suck" with 25 million views on YouTube, and "Bad little thing" with 35 million views.
Atlantic Records is home to some of the leading names in the world of music today, including Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Lizzo, and Cardi B.