Born in Paris and raised in Israel, Yael Naim grew up singing. She began as a soloist in the Israeli Air Force Orchestra. After releasing a debut album to moderate acclaim, the singer/songwriter joined with percussionist David Donatien and recorded a second album in Paris, which found tremendous success on the French charts. Naim was skyrocketed to fame throughout the US when her song "New Soul" was chosen to launch the MacBook Air in 2008, which helped her reach #7 on the Billboard Charts, making her the first Israeli solo artist ever to appear on the US Top 10. With songs sung in English, French and Hebrew, Yael Naim maintains a wide appeal and her jazzy pop-rock is generally well-received.