Yuna Zarai started her music career by recording songs on her laptop and then uploading them on Myspace, garnering a lot of young fans when the social media and music sharing platform was popular at the time. She later on continued performing at local shows and concerts. After graduating from university and getting a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, she then decided to become a singer songwriter, and later on released an EP, and 2 albums, written and produced by her. Her music career in Malaysia was a success, earning a number of Anugerah Industri Muzik awards for her albums and singles.
In 2011 Yuna moved to Los Angeles to pursue her international music career and was signed to Fader Label and later on, scored a major recording deal with Verve Records, producing the release of 3 albums. During her 5 years in the United States, she has thus far worked with Pharell, Usher, DJ Premier, Jhene Aiko and Mike Einziger of Incubus and has toured 15 countries. Her album Chapters was named one of the top 10 best R&B albums of 2016 by Billboard.