She left in early 2016 after disagreements with the label and her producer. Her parents were Baptist missionaries, and Forsberg grew up a missionary kid.
Sara Maria Forsberg (born ), known professionally as Saara (stylised as SAARA; formerly Smo, Smoukahontas, or Smokahontas), is a Finnish singer, songwriter, You Tube personality and television presenter.As a singer, Forsberg was signed to Capitol Records in 2014 and released her debut single "Ur Cool" in April 2015, which went on to become a top ten hit in her native Finland.Since her video What Languages Sound Like to Foreigners was posted on You Tube on 3 March 2014 on her channel Smoukahontas Official (which subsequently has been changed into "SAARA"), it was seen over 17 million times in June 2016.Her ability to mimic accents and speech melodies of different languages, which include Japanese, Estuary English, American with California accent, Swedish, French, Italian, Arabic, and Spanish, using mainly nonexistent words, was praised by media in a number of countries.I was flown over to the States to the Ellen De Generes show, Lucasfilms wanted me to create an alien language for Star Wars and I even ended up in a movie acting alongside Jackie Chan.
I had also uploaded a video of me singing in 14 different musical genres and that’s where the big boys got interested and I got sucked into the wonderful world and school of how music is really made.
In July 2015, it was revealed that Forsberg has writing credit for the K-Pop band Girls' Generation song "You Think", in their album Lion Heart.
In December 2015 the news broke that Forsberg had spent the last 18 months working with Lucasfilm and was the creator of the alien language used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In July 2014, it was revealed that Forsberg had signed a record deal with Capitol Records with Rodney Jerkins acting as her executive producer.
Capitol Records chairman & CEO Steve Barnett said that the only artists that he had the same feeling about other than Forsberg was Adele and Sam Smith.
I went for pop/jazz at the conservatory and having developed a sharp ear for tunes and tones, I was encouraged to do more of it. I was a newly graduated chef working as a part-time cashier when shit went down.