A.GIRL is one of the first artists born this century to make a confident mark where r&b meets hip hop and soul with her effortless vocal flow and soulful sing-rap style. A.GIRL is the family nickname given to 21 year old hip hop artist Hinenuiterangi Tairua. Raised in Western Sydney, A.GIRL calls Australia home but the connection to her family’s Maori homeland of Te Hapua in the north island of New Zealand runs deep.
The title of her debut single ‘2142’ (pronounced twenty-one forty-two) told us about real life in her postcode and garnered worldwide support. Her second single ‘Play’ and third single ‘All Over You’ appealed to her sensual side and struck a chord with playlisters and radio programmers, attracting broad triple j support including full rotation airplay, winner of triple j unearthed’s Listen Out festival slot, artist of-the-week, and featured in Ticketmaster’s ones-to-watch in 2020.
In February 2020 A.GIRL was crowned Next Big Thing at FBi Radio’s SMAC Awards. In July, 2020 Angel crushed her feature on triple j’s LIKE A VERSION rapping Kanye West’s Jesus Walks. According to respected music blog Purple Sneakers, it was the ‘best Like A Version of the year’, and ‘A.GIRL stole the show’. Photographer credit: @blindsidehein A.GIRL’s latest single ‘Lola’ saw her effortlessly slide across the bench from R&B to Hip Hop. In September 2020, UK Wonderland Magazine tipped A.GIRL as a ‘Rising star’. A sign of big things to come.
In 2021, A.GIRL has a string of dope content to drop. Get ready.